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What’s going ‘on’:

Facebook adds first female board member: The social networking leader has added Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors. Originally lured away from Google in 2008, Sandberg, now Facebook’s chief operating officer, is the first executive other than founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the board.

Supreme Court splits on immigration ruling: The Supreme Court on Monday said states may play only a limited role in enforcing immigration laws, upholding a key part of Arizona’s controversial law but striking down the rest. The decision allows police to continue checking immigration status if they have “reasonable suspicion” that someone is in the country illegally.

Citi names new small business leader: Citigroup on Monday named Jerome Byers head of small business banking as the company works to expand its offerings to the country’s small employers. The company hired Byers about a year ago from Wells Fargo.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Affordable Care Act ruling coming Thursday: The Supreme Court plans to issue its ruling on the president’s health care reform law on Thursday. Small business owners have to this point been fairly split on their hopes for the decision, which is one of the most anticipated since the Bush-Gore election ruling.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to create dazzling window displays (Entrepreneur)

How to motivate your sales team (Yahoo Small Business)

How to take lessons from e-mail scanners (VentureBeat)

How to establish a brand through Twitter (Open Forum)

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.



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