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Get started: Small businesses vexed by tax filing regulations, venture capital growing scarce

Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.

What’s going ‘on’:

Small business owners frustrated with both campaigns: Small business owners are most concerned with access to capital and rising health care costs, according to a new poll, which shows they’re also disappointed in both candidates.

Venture capital growing scarce: Companies relying on venture capital to get their companies off the ground have struggled to secure funding thsi year, according to a new report.

Owners unhappy with tax regulations, not rates: Kauffman foundation data suggest business owners are not as concerned with their tax rates as they are with regulations that slow the tax filing process.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Romney gaining as election nears:President Obama appeared to win the third debate, but more voters said they gained a more positive view of Romney at the end of the night. The race is virtually deadlocked.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to avoid succumbing to email overload (OSB)

How to market your small business (Forbes)

How to identify your social influencers (SBT)

How to avoid totally botching an acquisition (Inc.)

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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