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One of the biodegradable caskets used in Woodlands. (Royal Oak Burial Park/Royal Oak Burial Park)
One of the biodegradable caskets used in Woodlands. (Royal Oak Burial Park/Royal Oak Burial Park)

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Check out the best stories of the week of Dec. 19 from Report on Small Business, the Globe's home for entrepreneurs. Read our columnists, view archives of discussions, and connect through social media on the Report on Small Business homepage.

Dust to dust: the case for a green burial In Victoria’s Royal Oak Burial Park, eco-friendly options are proving popular. Check out photos of the cemetery here.

Video: The sure-footed ascent of Manitobah Mukluks: Sean McCormick, the president and co-founder of Manitobah Mukluks, explains how he and his sister became purveyors of authentic aboriginal footwear

Regina jewellery maker banks on reflected shine of stars: After a starring role at the Oscars, Rachel Mielke’s pieces have been worn by Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood and Michelle Obama



Take control with these tax planning tips: An effective game plan can lead to significant savings this tax year and next

Next-level GPS helps you avoid traffic snarls: Plan your route with a little help from Kim Cattrall and Yosemite Sam

Canada’s venture-capital taps slow to trickle: The number of start-ups finding VC financing at home has dropped off a cliff, forcing many entrepreneurs to go south of the border, cap in hand. The problem is, the dollars are getting scarce there too

Shot at funding spurs visit to Silicon Valley: C100 event for Canadian startups gets EmmaActive in front of some leading venture capitalists and other investors



Video: Do women bring a distinct vantage point to business? Shira Yoskovitch, co-founder of Fact Network, discusses the unique traits that female entrepreneurs can bring to the table

Feeling flush: What to do with excess cash: Excess cash is the ultimate sign of a business’s success, so make sure it is working for you

Self-serving content will only drive fans away: Facebook fans and Twitter followers are only valuable if they want to share your content. If it’s inherently promotional, your fans won’t hesitate to ‘unlike’ or ‘unfollow’ your brand



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