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What’s going ‘on’:

SBA adds new support for Hispanic-owned firms: The Small Business Administration and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are launching a pilot program aimed at helping connect lenders with Hispanic entrepreneurs in search of capital.

Zuckerberg plummets in latest wealth rankings: A result of his company’s disappointing stock market debut, Mark Zuckerberg shed the most wealth over the past year of anyone on Forbes’ latest list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Bill Gates easily held onto the top sppt.

Canada beckons foreign entrepreneurs: The country plans to introduce a new visa program that would allow venture capitalists to identify and welcome promising foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch start-up companies in Canada.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Romney’s recovery: On the heels of a series of recent missteps, Mitt Romney is trying to turn voters’ attention back to the dismal economy and thwart the notion that the past week’s events have swung the race irreversibly in favor of President Obama.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to know if you’re ready to run a business (Forbes)

How to close an important business deal (Upstart)

How to make perceived faults a non-issue(Fox Business)

How to overcome your networking jitters (Yahoo)

How photos can improve your marketing (Entrepreneur)

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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