Yellow Pages Bankruptcy, Lobbying Controversy, Tax Season Stress: March 19

Yellow Pages Bankruptcy, Lobbying Controversy, Tax Season Stress: March 19
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Two of the largest U.S. yellow pages companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, hoping to emerge as a single, consolidated company. The modern-day yellow pages business is about “transforming into a digital ad company that sells marketing services to small and medium-size business owners,” reports Karen Weise. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Robb Mandelbaum delves into the ongoing controversy surrounding the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, which some critics have charged with lobbying on behalf of big business. [The New York Times]

Jonah Berger, a professor at the Wharton School of Business and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, explains his thesis to Nadia Goodman. [Entrepreneur]

Brian Sutter has five tips to help small business owners limit their stress levels during tax season. [The Washington Post]

Eric Ries, author of Lean Startup, and 4-Hour Workweek author Timothy Ferris served as mentors for Shopify’s Build-a-Business competition. Drake Baer shares their advice. [Fast Company]

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