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Ten best small business stories of the week

Check out the best stories of the week of Jan. 2 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.

Twelve ways to save with tech in 2012. Cut your cellphone bill, ditch the big-name programs and move to the cloud to stretch your business budget.

Ontario disabilities act creates compliance confusion. Businesses must comply with the first phase of provincial legislation, with potential fines for non-compliance of up to $100,000 a day. As well, tips for compliance.

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The care and feeding of Gen Y employees. They are not an easy bunch to keep happy in the workplace.

Blog buzz helps Beauty So Clean crack a tough market. Maker of cosmetic sanitizer eschews ad spending for trade shows.

How to make the crowd liven up your site. You might not be able to crowdsource the actual content of your website, but you can harness your customers' energy to give your site.

Canadian mittens get celebrity stamp of approval. MimiTENS, children's mittens that stay on without the help of strings, have become a must-have winter staple.

Top five industries to start a business in 2012. The overall economy may have a stubborn grey(ish) cloud above it, but there are a more than a few industries with significant expectations for growth in the new year.

Brand expert named 'Employee of the Month.' A brand is so much more than a logo – it's the entire experience the company has with its customers, its employees and other stakeholders, says Erin Brand of Parcel Design.

Anti-sprawl development to the fore in Calgary. Shawnee Park on course to prove that city's growth can be sustainable.

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Turning wooden toys into hope for the future. Tegu is committed to providing education and employment for locals in Honduras.

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