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Ten best small business stories of the week

Smoke's and New York Fries

Jeremy Lewis

Check out the best stories of the week of May 7 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.

Poutine pros spar on Canada's gravy-soaked battlefields. Cheese curds and gravy have gone mass market. Who will be king of this uniquely Canadian combo?

Small Ontario county lures Silicon Valley startup. Prince Edward County, which has mostly attracted retirees, is trying to attract young entrepreneurs

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Go-Go Gymnastics vaults ahead with mobile setup. As Fredericton company shows, an unconventional approach to a conventional business can be key to a successful startup or renewed growth for an established firm. Also, Go-Go in pictures.

Founder heartbroken after Sweetspot shut down. Joanna Track began the sale of her business to Rogers in 2006, but as she points out, 'bigger doesn't always mean better.'

Funding innovation: No outsiders, please. The Challenge: IT service provider DSM Computing needs to find further funding for innovation and new product development but doesn't want outside investment.

Six money-management mistakes and how to fix them. Small business especially can face cash crunches over credit, receivables or lack of planning.

How to stop a micromanager. Five ways employees can feel accountable without someone hovering over them.

Daymake electrifies the common bike ride. Inside Jobs: The Canadian company hopes to transform urban transportation across the country with its line of electric scooters, bicycles and buggies.

Going to China? Leave your laptop at home. Five steps to protect your smartphone, laptop and Internet communications.

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A kickstart to raising funds on Kickstarter. Perhaps the best-known crowdfunding site can be difficult for Canadians to tap. Here's some advice.

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