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    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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    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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  • Five remedies for negative rumination

    Rumination flows from an unsatisfied state of being and is often fueled by our self -judgments due to unmet goals or perceived failures in life. ...

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  • Executive wheels: The VW enigma

    I recently drove the 2014 Jetta SE and, frankly, was disappointed that it was pretty much the same as the Jetta I drove last year, the ...

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  • Five tips to help conquer your mountain

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Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

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Get ready for Cyber Monday now

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By Maria Martin & Nora Caley

Best of CoBiz: Grow your own talent

Get more bang for your buck by looking in house

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Sell the way your customer buys

No connection, no sale

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Is your business ready for the liability shift?

By Jeffrey R. Leventhal

Five remedies for negative rumination

Let go of cud-chewing

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Executive wheels: The VW enigma

All I can say is, "Why?"

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Persistence pays off

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Readers Respond

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

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

I'm betting this story is about a decade old, based on your references. I'm wondering if you still feel the same about Gen Y'ers? Seems to me that the issue is less to do with a generation of people, vs. young and inexperienced people. Thoughts?!?!? By Gen Y on 2014 08 09

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Funny how things work. I was on my way to a meeting this week and realized I was running late, because I was trying to get there on time, not early - which would not allow me to get my computer up and running and to have my notes ready. I was all sorts of annoyed with myself. Then I read this article (a few days after it came out), I think the universe is telling me something By Interesting on 2014 08 09

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

i used to treat my staff to bagels on saturday mornings and doughnuts on sunday mornings... back in the good old days. i'm glad i can just be a punctual worker bee now. drives me crazy to think you have to "bribe" people to do their jobs. after all - isn't that what your pay is? By Ta Tee on 2014 08 08
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