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  • Operational excellence and reality

    In the beginning, all five or 10 of you move in the same direction, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and the founder’s clearly articulated ...

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  • Taxes today: Higher, lower or just different?

    I remember the tax-cutting years in previous political eras. Those were the good old days. Now it’s easy to get the impression we ...

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  • 2014 Top 10 Most Powerful Salespeople

    Sure, these charismatic folks know how to network their tails off and could probably sell the Brooklyn Bridge to a New York native. But being ...

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  • Energy: Divided over drilling

    Colorado’s record for oil production was set in 1956, and for decades it appeared untouchable. Last year, owing to the confluence of hydraulic fracturing ...

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  • Executive edge: Sherry Ray

    In the 1970s and 1980s, Sherry Ray ran operational divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies. Through the early-mid 1990s, she was a leading sales professional at now-defunct ...

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  • Colorado Companies to Watch 2014

    They’re past their infancy, but they’ve still got some growing to do. Consider this year’s 50 Colorado Companies to Watch ...

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  • Real estate: Labor pains

    Cranes dotting the skyline are a sure sign that Colorado’s construction industry and overarching economy is improving from the devastation of the 2007-2009 ...

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  • Stop those hang-ups!

    The sound of being hung up on is the bane of every telephone prospector and sales person's efforts to sell. We try to be ...

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  • Profiting from play

    I was fortunate to spend 20 years helping grow Kinko’s. In our “formative” years, we had lots of fun. Perhaps too much ...

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  • Think tank experts

    Currently 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves around the world—more today than in any other time in history. About 80 ...

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Operational excellence and reality

Where’s the vision when you’re far from the front line?

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

(1) Reader Responses

Taxes today: Higher, lower or just different?

Steps taxpayers take to cope

By Mira Finé

Stop those hang-ups!

Don't people know it's rude?

By Sam Dobbins

(3) Reader Responses

Top 10 acquisition considerations

Perform your due diligence

By Rodney Rice & Ben Barnes

Profiting from play

Fun is a crucial part of business

By Todd Ordal

(2) Reader Responses

Business development: All in, all the time

Use office collaboration to grow

By John Genell

Think tank experts

Kimba Langas and Dave Terpstra

By Esty Atlas

Top five cyber security mistakes

Data security a key concern for businesses

By Chris McCurdy & Tony Buffomante

Five reasons you’re not Warren Buffett

...and you don't need to be

By James Osborne

Unintended consequences of low interest rates

Being prepared is the best defense

By John Trujillo

Use this mental toughness skill ...

... to boost your training and performance

By Dr. Haley Perlus

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Six food and beverage trends in the pipeline

By Laura Cook Newman

(6) Reader Responses

Government disrupt, take two

Change is coming

By Thomas Frey

Readers Respond

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Fun article, Laura! Sardines -- find white sardines at Mondo Market at The SOURCE. ..delicious and so fresh-tasting! By Terri Maize on 2014 07 24

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Fizzy mojitos? I'm off to buy a Soda Stream right now! On the way, I'll stop at CostCo and load up on sardines. By Andi Pearson on 2014 07 24

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

I'd like to try that beer-keurig. Then I'll just need a flash-chiller to get the brew to a good temp. SCHWING! By Wayne Campbell on 2014 07 24

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC's in other states include co’s like Patagonia + Method. Are they charities? NO. Are they companies that are good for American communities + the environment? YES. To suggest that for-profit businesses that care about how they treat key stakeholders might be required to file as a charity is chilling to businesses trying to do the right thing. In addition to fees + filings, it also would require a for-profit private company to disclose proprietary financials. In 25 other states, PBC legislation has been enacted without major implementation issues because these states understand that PBC status is a free market solution to entrepreneurs + businesses who want to use their business as a force for good in the world. Where are all the CO PBCs? They’re waiting for our state to get out of its own way and allow free market solutions to create a more vibrant economy and future for all of us. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

Thank you for asking this important question. We were among the organizations who worked over several years to get benefit corporation legislation passed in CO in 2013. We were aware of dozens of CO co’s ready to register on April 1, 2014 when the law went into effect. But once the SOS made it clear that it *might* subject PBC's to even greater scrutiny than originally contemplated in the legislation, these companies decided to hold off on electing PBC status – which is why its first day was a dud. The authors are right that such poor turnout is surprising in a state with so many mission-driven companies. NV in its first 4 months had 250 benefit corps! The CO SOS should embrace this corporate form instead of scaring away good companies. These values-based companies are good for Colorado jobs, workers, communities + the environment. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC registration as CCSA hurts business, as private companies must disclose their revenue. The SOS doesn't understand PBCs, who are for-profits. They have morals or mission; they are not quasi nonprofits. Should the SOS’s require Walmart, who advertises they gives to communities, to register or a PBC that wants to buy parts from CO and not from China, need to register? DE, which has a PBC law, introd a CSA bill, but exempted PBCs. No other state treats benefit corps like the SOS, as a result there are nearly 1000 benefit corps nationally. The SOS should embrace this form that deregulates the purpose of a corp and frees up the market. Instead the SOS is increasing regulation on businesses they don't understand. The SOS applies the rules on a case-by-case basis, this creates confusion and harms the economic development enjoyed by other states. By Erik Trojian on 2014 07 22

The futurist: Countdown to the crash

The stock market is the biggest shell game on the planet. I for one, agree with your observations, and have personally withdrawn everything from play. By David Rogers on 2014 07 22

Perks and benefits of outsourcing

Good summary of outsourcing benefits so that a company may a) focus on what they do best, b) leverage the expertise and expediency of others and c) reap the financial and efficiency benefits. Outsourcing does not mean sending an American job overseas. More often it means supplimenting existing businesses with the right resources and efficiencies to grow effectively, adapt to changing markets, and serve their customers better. Finding the right sourcing solution can just as easily be local or global depending on the business need and objectives. By Michael Roy on 2014 07 21

Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

I really enjoyed this article too Sam. So true. People are either making money or making excuses for not making money. While some people are busy coming up with reasons why something can't or won't work....others are busy closing sales. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Liz Wendling By liz wendling on 2014 07 21

Beware of executive job search scams

I am truly thankful to the holder of this web site who has shared this great post at at this time. By Michelle on 2014 07 18
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