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Smallbiz: Medical pot outlets growing like a weed—for now
Hoping to glean some insight into this budding industry, I stopped at the pot retailer “Walking Raven,” which shares a parking lot with a different self-medication retailer – King Cross Drive Thru Liquors. By Mike Taylor
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Riding the wave
While many organizations are cutting costs, delaying investments or hustling customers, others are using the downturn as an opportunity to work on their internal operations. By Triche Guenin
How should we measure success?
If it's true that "You get what you measure," what would happen if we developed a "balanced scorecard" of success in our society that tracked and reported statistics related to happiness? By Lisa Jackson
The Pandora’s Box of international accounting standards
Here's why U.S. companies should be concerned about the standards: They could add a whole new layer of costs, make reporting more complex – and lead to more litigation. By Jim Brendel
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