3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.2.15

This week: Gmail takes a page from Mission Impossible; How B2B companies can get the most out of YouTube; Apple introducing reader-friendly voicemail?

Self-Destructing Messages?
A new Chrome plug-in called Dmail gives senders the ability to control how long their recipient can view the message. This feature is different from the Undo Send feature Gmail released recently, which simply delays the transmission of a message for up to 30 seconds and the sender can Undo it during that time with the recipient never receiving it. Dmail allows senders to actually send the message but give the recipient a selected amount of time to view it before it self-destructs. Read more . . .

How to Make YouTube Work for B2B
Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine, ranking behind its parent company Google? If you’re a B2B business, you’re missing out if you aren’t using this tool. Shelly Kramer, owner of V3B Marketing, has written a great article explaining the ins and outs for putting your best business foot forward on YouTube.

Will Apple’s Lastest Update Take the Drudgery Out of Checking Voicemail?
Apple is currently testing a service that uses Siri to transcribe voicemail messages and send you the text. Read more . . .

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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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