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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.

3 Things I Learned Last Week 11.2.15

This week: Boeing is still flying high after nearly 100 years; SEC opens up crowdfunding; award opportunities for entrepreneurs A Look at Boeing’s Aviation Innovation as the Company Turns 100 Boeing is turning 100 years old. Still the only company … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 10.18.15

This week: Toyota aims to phase out gasoline-powered cars by mid-century; World Statistics Day gives us numbers to notice; Is Paper the answer to online collaboration? LinkedIn changes Group features Toyota Aims to Put Combustion Engines to Bed by 2050 … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 10.11.15

This week: The egg sandwich: A long and scrambled history; Twitter launches “Moments”; Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? How the Creation of the Egg Sandwich Boiled Down to Fried Workers Okay, sorry. I’ll stop with the puns. But, … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 10.4.15

This week: Small business picks up the hiring pace; 50 places to find employment forms; Longer tweets coming? September Was Strong Month for Small Business Hiring The National Federation of Independent Business said that small businesses created jobs at the … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 9.27.15

This week: iOS9 update could be costing you money; entrepreneurship story unfolding in Africa; a whale of a discovery iOS9 Chewing Through Your Data Plan? Your iPhone could be running up a tab if you’ve updated to iOS9 and you … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 9.20.15

This week: Young firms and the economy; A sole win for women business owners; Are you ready for EMV? Missing Generation of Young Firms Drags Economy We all know that small business is the economic engine of the company. We … Continue reading

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