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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 9.13.15

This week: Keep your eye on Google contact lenses; don’t doubt your persuasive powers; Facebook at Work Taking Auto Correct to a New Level Google and Novartis have collaborated to create a “smart” contact lens that auto corrects vision, and … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 9.6.15

This week: Business competition for women-owned businesses; New data source for businesses; entrepreneurship growing in U.S. InnovateHER Business Challenge 2016 The SBA piloted the first InnovateHER Business Challenge in 2015. Back for a second year in 2016, the Challenge is a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.9.15

This Week: Tired of regulations? Learn about the REINS Act of 2015; New BBQ Sauce Hits KC; The umbrella as an innovation REINS Act Resurrects Congressional Accountability Act Along with access to capital and affordable health care, burdensome regulations rank … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned Last Week 8.2.15

This week: Gmail takes a page from Mission Impossible; How B2B companies can get the most out of YouTube; Apple introducing reader-friendly voicemail? Self-Destructing Messages? A new Chrome plug-in called Dmail gives senders the ability to control how long their … Continue reading

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