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  • Specialty foods: Going to market

    Specialty food company owner Clay Meers had a hankering for hot sauce his whole life. “I’ve been eating green chilies as long ...

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  • Executive edge: Eric Wallace

    Eric Wallace’s love of craft beer began while living in Germany, where his father was in the Air Force. After graduating from the ...

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  • Real estate: Seven-year checkup

    Seven years after the former Fitzsimons Army post was redeveloped as a hub for health care, education and research, the campus is doing exactly what ...

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  • Mountain resorts pay up for health coverage

    Colorado’s mountain resorts made the news last winter for reasons unrelated to snowfall; instead, Kaiser Health News reported that a four-county region – ...

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  • GenXYZ 2014: 25 Most Influential Young Professionals

    Just try reading about this year’s 25 Most Influential Young Professionals without a little envy and a lot of astonishment. Really, how did they ...

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  • Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

    Make no mistake, the basis for business is to make money. That hasn’t changed since the dawn of capitalism. But increasingly, companies that ...

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  • Best of CoBiz: Top seven tips for creating a winning sales story

    Once upon a time, the ability to tell a good story was merely a handy skill for entertaining friends, clients and coworkers.  Now experts ...

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  • Get ready for Cyber Monday now

    Cyber Monday -- the Monday after Thanksgiving -- is arguably the biggest sales day of the year for many eCommerce sites. The last thing a ...

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  • Sell the way your customer buys

    Countless hours and thousands of dollars are spent on developing strategies and presentations to entice, influence, inspire, motivate or convince a potential customer to say ...

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  • Big change is coming to credit/debit cards

    Don't wait to start planning an equipment migration. Now is the time to begin developing a strategy for implementation of the EMV standard. POS ...

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Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

Plus the nonprofit winner

By Gigi Sukin

Keep your eye on your cash

Safeguard your business with internal controls

By Rodney Rice

Get ready for Cyber Monday now

Prepare your eCommerce site to avoid customer frustration

By Celesta Howe

Green Colorado 2014: Transportation

By Maria Martin & Nora Caley

Best of CoBiz: Grow your own talent

Get more bang for your buck by looking in house

By Derek Murphy

Sell the way your customer buys

No connection, no sale

By Liz Wendling

Big change is coming to credit/debit cards

Is your business ready for the liability shift?

By Jeffrey R. Leventhal

Five remedies for negative rumination

Let go of cud-chewing

By Lauren Miller

Executive wheels: The VW enigma

All I can say is, "Why?"

By Jeff Rundles

Five tips to help conquer your mountain

Persistence pays off

By Theresa M. Szczurek

Readers Respond

The one sales step you can't afford to skip

So true, Liz. So good. Not the first time you've written about the importance of follow-up, either. Excellent insight. Thank you! By Denise Alleman on 2014 08 19

Colorado Companies to Watch 2014

Thank you for your overview and insight into CCTW Lisa. The program has achieved significant momentum thanks to the committed effort of the sponsors (CVA, UMB, Talent Trust, Northern Trust, etc.), OEDIT (Sam Bailey), community supporters and volunteers. The CCTW Alumni Committee is building a strong community of CCTW CEO's and principals to further deliver value to its Winners and to keep fueling Colorado's economic engine! Greg Greenwood CCTW Alumni co-Chair By Greg Greenwood on 2014 08 18

Chef Laura: A baker's dozen

Who would have thought to make ash in a robot coupe? I'll stick with leek and potato soup. By Ta Tee on 2014 08 16

Chef Laura: A baker's dozen

This is a nice change of focus from your regular articles. I'm gonna have to try this place. By nice change on 2014 08 14

Chef Laura: A baker's dozen

It would be funny if the restaurant was next to a crematorium, the customers would wonder if it was really vegetable ash. By vegetable ash? on 2014 08 14

Chef Laura: A baker's dozen

Good read and look at one of the many talents and great eateries here in Denver. By Ted on 2014 08 14

Look beyond the resume for the best hire

Thanks for the comments John. The new approach so far seems to be working out. Our new hire is doing great and confirms in my mind the model works. By Glen Weinberg on 2014 08 13

Look beyond the resume for the best hire

Great article Glen, illustrating how it comes down to "can they do the work that needs to be done"? Nick at asktheheadhunter.com has been preaching this approach for many years to try to help both those doing the interviewing and those being interviewed. You should share your example with him and his readers as it hits home on how your approach worked best for everyone. Thanks again for sharing this! John By John Mauro on 2014 08 12

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Like any generation, individual results may vary. Should employees come on time? Yes. Should salespeople upsell without a refresher course? Yes. Should my daughters clean their room without asking? Yes. But sometimes a little creative incentive gets the job done quicker, better, and with a smile on everyone's face. By Chef Laura on 2014 08 11

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

My favorite device we used to motivate customer service teams to up sell was the Orange Juice Bowl. Whatever team exceeded the sales goal the most had orange juice poured by the team leader who won the previous week. It was cheap and motivated sense of competition. By Lisa Lehndorff on 2014 08 09
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