3 Things I Learned Last Week 10.25.15

This week: Internet of Things forecast; 2016 estate and gift tax limits announced; Domino’s revolutionizing pizza delivery?

Forecast: Internet of Things to Exist in Nearly 2 Billion Devices by End of Decade
Tech analyst firm Linley Group is forecasting a big upswing in electronic brains by 2020. While much of the application has been in industrial devices, more growth is anticipated in the consumer market during the next few years. To learn more about the predictions, implications for business, and security issues surrounding IoT, click here.

IRS Sets Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Levels for 2016
If estate taxes are an issue for you, you just got a slight break from the IRS as they raised the exemption level for 2016 for both individuals and married couples. The gift tax exclusion holds steady. Click here for details.

Domino’s to Equip Delivery Cars with Ovens
This week’s innovation tidbit: Domino’s rolled out more than pizza dough last week as it launched a line of delivery vehicles in Michigan equipped with warming ovens. The roll out will continue in 25 markets during the next 90 days. The cars boast additional innovative features, and the company took advantage of crowdsourcing to come up with some of them. 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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