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Check out the best stories of the week of May 14 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.

Introducing Alberta's top young entrepreneurs. On April 26, Report on Small Business invited dozens of promising young business owners to a networking event. We hosted a live blog, took photos and captured video to introduce these enterprising entrepreneurs.

Small businesses can score big with Pan Am Games. About $350-million in procurements is up for grabs. With some groundwork and strategizing, companies can snag juicy contracts, marketing opportunities and valuable contacts Also, how to make a strong bid for business.

How to expand 'St. Party's Day' brand. The Challenge: Events company Oxford Beach wants to licence its St. Patrick’s Day event: Is another events firm or a booze company the way to go? Also, pictures of St. Party's Day.

The business lesson that cost me $30,000. Entrepreneur learns the hard way not to outsource his company’s marketing responsibilities

How to make sure you're paid what you're owed. Online invoicing often results in earlier payments for small businesses.

When employees' personal devices are the rule at work. Smaller companies are becoming adept at not only accommodating employees bringing their own devices to work, but creating an environment around it.

Online forums save longboard maker's sale from going downhill. Case Study: When Rayne Longboards faced a backlash on international shipping costs, it quickly learned Facebook was the wrong platform to reach groups of customers .

Crowdfunding: the equity divide between borders. While Canadian entrepreneurs are free to offer many different types of rewards to supporters, there’s one thing they can’t offer: equity. That’s one big difference that results from new U.S. law.

Firms that play fair with interns reap what they sow. Hiring summer help can be a win-win strategy for small and medium-sized businesses looking for fresh talent.

How to generate leads on LinkedIn. The Top Tens: Ten ways to use the professional network to build your profile and attract customers, clients and partners for your small business.

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