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Ten best small business stories of the week

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Check out the best stories of the week of Jan. 16 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.

Manufacturers wave maple leaf to marketing advantage. Manufacturers who have chosen to stay here rather than go offshore use ' made in Canada' as a savvy marketing ploy.

Step inside the Arthur, a tiny shop of vintage wonders. Inside Jobs: The cozy Toronto space is with beloved treasures salvaged from yard sales, flea markets and estate states.

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For every regulation created one will be eliminated, Tories vow. Small-business minister unveils findings of Red Tape Reduction Commission. Also read this guest column by Canadian Federation of Independent Business's Laura Jones, this picture gallery of Golden Scissors winners, and this Small Business Briefing coverage of the CFIB's Red Tape Awareness Week here and here.

Young Entrepreneurs Night with Globe Small Business. Check out live blog photos from our meet-up at the Communitech Hub in the Tannery building in Kitchener, Ont.

How much should you pay yourself? It's easy for small business owners to compensate themselves too much or not enough.

Mobile apps moving into the office. They could change the way companies do business, but experts also urge caution.

Collaborating with a far-flung team. The Challenge: Startup InsureEye needs an effective way to keep colleagues in Canada, Germany, Russia and Australia virtually connected.

The Canadian mind behind Big Apple innovation. The architecture firm of Claire Weisz and partners takes on high-profile urban projects.

Quebec duo find the right formula for their Web powerhouse. Their site,, celebrates everything green.

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Ten simple ways to generate leads on Twitter. The Top Tens: Twitter can open the door to sales opportunities, help you expand your audience and take your business to the next level.

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