3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.30.15

This week: Collisions that create innovation; Labor Board ruling; Wearables on the wane?

From Cels to Cells
Some of the greatest innovations occur when you transfer approaches from one industry to another. And an innovative breakthrough is exactly what occurred when a cell biologist decided to apply a technology used in film making to study the inner working of cells. Read more here . . .

What Does a Recent Landmark Labor Board Case Mean for Business?
The National Labor Relations Board handed down a 3-2 decision last week to redefine the employee-employer relationship, notably expanding the definition of joint employer status. Read more about how the ruling could impact your business.

Are Wearables Washed Up?
Have you tossed your fitness band, smart watch, and other wearables in a drawer and forgotten about them? If you have, you’re not the only one. After experiencing incredible demand in 2014, the market for wearable technology has seen a steady decline since January. 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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