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Check out the best stories of the week of April 9 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.

Adjustable heels leap technical hurdles. It took 14 engineers and shoe technicians, designers and boot-makers, to bring Tanya Heath’s creation to life.

Big buyouts 'can be very 'divisive.' Companies that purchase startups are always at risk of losing the people that helped build the organization.

Dr. Oz endorsement a mixed-blessing for hemp-food maker. The Challenge: Every time the TV talk show host touts hemp, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods has a problem: How to meet a sudden spike in demand for its products. Also in pictures: Inside the Winnipeg facility of one of the world's largest hemp-food manufacturers.

Top 10 small business tax questions. The Top Tens: Self-employed? Here are answers to some of the most common tax questions.

SMB owners: Make sure your personal finances are protected. Business troubles can put entrepreneurs at personal risk. Experts weigh in on how to shield yourself

Guiding design principle: Start small, then scale up. Here are key considerations on how to adopt a 'mobile first' website strategy

Ten traits owners share with superheroes. The co-founder of Docstoc.com used the concept of core values and put it within the framework of an epic adventure.

Growth story that started in the days of the modem. Calgary-based Evoco helps businesses manage the information-heavy task of running their real estate.

Want to keep tabs on your customers? Big Data can help. The sum of data-driven estimations and probabilities can paint a telling picture about who a company’s clients are, and what they want.

Can Facebook weaken your moral fibre? Tolerance for questionable workplace behaviour is on the rise, U.S. ethics study finds.

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