3 Things I Learned Last Week 7.19.15

This week: Small Clean Tech Innovators: There May Be Voucher Dollars Waiting for You; How Well Do Wearables Work?; The Next Generation of Talking Cars

Small Clean Tech Innovators Target of DOE Initiative
The Department of Energy has announced a federal $20 million initiative aimed at small businesses developing  clean energy tech for advanced manufacturing, buildings, vehicles, wind, water, bioenergy, fuel cells, geothermal and solar. The program is part of an effort to grow the clean energy sector. Read more . . .

Are Fitbits Keeping Us Fit?
One in 5 Americans owns a wearable device. Are they really accurate though — and are they keeping us fit ? Read more . . .

A Car That Talks Back?
It may not be that far off. A new voice interface may soon make it possible for drivers to have a “dialog” with your car. Could be a help to some, but as someone who’s not a “morning” person, the last thing I want to do on my way to work is talk to the dashboard. Read more . . .

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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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