New Cabinet Member, WhatsApp, Minimum Wage and Small Business: Feb. 20

New Cabinet Member, WhatsApp, Minimum Wage and Small Business: Feb. 20
A daily roundup of compelling stories for small business owners and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andre?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Meet the new (acting) head of the Small Business Administration. Marianne Markowitz replaced Jeanne Hulit as interim chief, and is leading the agency until Maria Contreras-Sweet is confirmed, reports J.D. Harrison. [Washington Post]

Facebook is buying mobile messaging startup WhatsApp for $16 billion, writes Sarah Frier. [Bloomberg News]

How would a minimum wage hike affect small business hiring? Experts weigh in. [Wall Street Journal]

Mike Sunnucks reports on efforts to help small businesses profit from next year’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. [Phoenix Business Journal]

CorpNet’s Nellie Akalp walks entrepreneurs through some common tax mistakes (video). [Fox Business]

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