3 Things I Learned Last Week 6.14.15

This week: An app that helps you form habits; $125 million fund for women and minority startup founders; Twitter changes coming

Streaks
Want an electronic accountability partner? A new app called Streaks helps you see how many consecutive days you’ve performed an action. When you break the streak, the app starts tracking all over again. The idea behind the app is that the visual of unbroken days helps users continue to perform the action until it becomes a habit.

Intel Capital Forms Fund for Startups Led By Women and Minorities
Last week Intel announced that Intel Capital, its venture capital arm, had formed a fund of approximately $125 million to invest in startups led by women and minorities. Lisa Lambert will lead the fund initiative. Read more details about the fund, how to be considered and the four companies that have already received investment.

Changes Coming to Twitter in July
Beginning in July, Twitter will expand the character count for Direct Messages to 10,000. Find out about this change and others.

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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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