3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.16.15

This week: Eraser Technology; Where in the World to Work; Startups and Job Creation

Interesting Facts About the Eraser
In the Digital Age, does anyone even use erasers? Have you ever thought about erasers as a technology? Maybe you should. Here are 10 interesting facts about the humble, unassuming eraser . . .

The Top 20 Countries Attracting Professional Workers
Would you consider moving to another country for a job? Some people do. Find out where the United States ranks on this list of Top 20 countries for professionals who have migrated to other countries for a job.

Startups and Job Creation Around the World
A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) paper reveals the trends among startup job creation in economies around the world. For example, did you know that the first two years of a startup’s activity appear to be the most crucial in determining the future of the firm? In fact, in most countries, startups that survive have a much higher average employment growth rate in their first two years. Find out more about what the report reveals.

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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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