Give yourself a pat on the back. The Welfare to Work Partnership says that small businesses have hired 435,000 of its 1.1 million former welfare recipients since 1997. Thanks to better mentoring at small companies, says Partnership CEO Eli Segal, onetime welfare recipients stay longer at small businesses than they do at big companies. Bone up on tax breaks for Welfare to Work partners at

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