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Top 10 ways to get the most from working at home

Can you really work in your underwear and take long lunches? Can you actually get work done and be more productive than you would be at an office, without being constantly distracted? What's the best way to pace yourself to avoid burn out? And how can you avoid talking to the dog, the cat – or the...

When to start planning to sell your business:

On the road with the Free Enterprise tour

Two young journalists on a cross-country mission to learn more about the business of business found plenty to like during a recent stop in Colorado. The roaming writers visited Boulder’s booming Rally Software July 18 and spoke alongside TechStars founder Brad Feld and Bill Aulet, head of the Mart...

Best of CoBiz: Top 10 signs your leadership is building trust

Become your own boss in three easy steps

Some people look down on simple business. They’ll say ‘you just own your job’ as if it’s pitiful. Don’t let them get to you: it’s still better than not owning your job. I’d argue that hiring yourself out is the original capitalism and the very foundation of America. But for self-employment to work...

Top 10 qualities that drive revenue

Get a clue, win the game

 Across all industries, 25 percent of startups will fail in the first year. By the fourth year, it’s 50 percent. And the leading cause of failure?  Incompetence.  About 46 percent of firms go pear-shaped because leadership hasn’t a clue what they’re doing. More specifically, they suffer from at le...

Accidental excellence

My personal goal is to make everything easy. I don’t like problems—so I’ve built my business to achieve “simple” in three easy steps.The first key to trouble-free is being okay with leaving money on the table. I have a price I charge per foot for each style of fence, and it rarely changes.

Best of CoBiz: Create accountability

Take the range out of your deals

Never tire of telling your story

When we raised our first Foundry Group fund in 2007, I did 90 meetings in three months before we got our first investor commitment. By meeting 87, after hearing "no" a lot (we got about 30 no’s out of the first 90 meetings before we got a yes) I definitely had pitch fatigue. But every time I told...

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