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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Groupon's smashing success leaves small businesses with some bruises

Lenny Russo, chef and co-owner of Heartland Restaurant, pictured March 19, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, doesn't like the Groupon concept. Groupon.com, one of several deep-discount websites doing business in the Twin Cities, claims it can help restaurants, health spa operators and other retailers reach new consumers who can be turned into repeat customers.