3 Things I Learned Last Week 5.10.15

Mother’s Day Founder Later Tried to Abolish the Holiday
After spending years successfully advocating for a day to honor mothers, Anna Jarvis spent the rest of her life trying to have the day abolished. She was upset that it had become too commercial.

October 2015 — A Deadline All Small Businesses Should Know About
Any small business that accepts electronic payments needs to know about EMV technology and the implications of not being prepared for it beginning in October.

New and Improved Bluetooth Controls Dozens of Smart Systems in the Home
The Internet of Things is getting more interesting with the introduction of an all-in-one Bluetooth controller for homes. Actually, it’s an updated version for a product introduced on crowdfunding site Indiegogo about a year ago,


About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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