3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.23.15

A language of whistles; Businesses and Christo Rey; Tax amnesty for Missouri businesses

Whistle While You Work . . . Or Play . . . Or Just Because It’s Convenient
A small town in Turkey with about 1,000 residents uses an ancient whistled language to communicate. Check out this link, which also includes translated audio so you can hear what the whistles mean.

Businesses Can Help Give Students a Leg Up
A private college-prep high school right here in Kansas City is helping urban students with limited opportunities to acquire work skills at the same time they study a traditional academic curriculum. Students at Cristo Rey Kansas City participate in a work-study program that allows them to finance most of the cost of their education, gain career skills, and develop business relationships. Businesses may participate in the program in a variety of ways. For more information, listen to my podcast interview tomorrow with Ted Koppen the director of Cristo Rey Kansas City’s Corporate Work Study Program or visit Christo Rey’s website.

Tax Break for Some Missouri Businesses
The State of Missouri has announced a tax amnesty program starting Sept. 1, 2015. Taxpayers, including businesses, with certain delinquencies can pay the taxes due without incurring penalties and interest. The program ends on Nov. 30, 2015. Visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website for more information about the program.


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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