3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.9.15

This Week: Tired of regulations? Learn about the REINS Act of 2015; New BBQ Sauce Hits KC; The umbrella as an innovation

REINS Act Resurrects Congressional Accountability Act
Along with access to capital and affordable health care, burdensome regulations rank near the top of the list of business owners’ concerns. The REINS Act of 2015 would require that Congress approve all big federal agency regulations. This was actually a responsibility Congress once had, until delegating it to officials in nonelected agencies several years ago. Read more . . .

New KC Company Delivers an All-Natural Line of BBQ Sauces
KC Natural has introduced an all-natural line of BBQ sauces for health-conscious barbecue lovers. It is unveiling three new flavors – one of them, called Mastadon, uses a Paleo recipe. Imagine some Mastadon slathered on your side of ribs! Read more . . .

Rain, Rain, Go Away . . .
And if it doesn’t, use an umbrella! Sometimes we forget that we’re not the first ones to be “innovators.” Many of the everyday items we take for granted were big innovations for their time. Consider the history of the umbrella . . .


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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