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  • The beauty of a routine

    Routinized work has gotten a bad reputation. I readily admit I couldn’t spend all day on an assembly line and be happy. Even ...

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  • Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

    The telephone sits on your desk, quietly waiting to take your message to some lucky person buried deep in the spreadsheet of names you have ...

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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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  • Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

    Do you ever feel steamrolled by the craziness of life, which seems to explode in spite of your attempts to keep the peace? Stress is ...

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  • How to get your IP in order before a sale or investment

    If your company is considering a sale or investment in the near or medium term, there are a number of actions you can take now ...

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  • The futurist: 44 mind-blowing “situational futuring” scenarios

    Last week, I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a ...

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  • When passion drives profits

    Profitability stems from service to our communities and employees. It’s a circle of life, and I appreciate those who are dedicated to making ...

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  • Top 10 goal-setting mistakes

    Most managers fall short in their goal-setting process. Consequently, their teams are much less likely to achieve their goals. Here are 10 common goal-setting mistakes and ...

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  • Do you have an exit strategy?

    You might think that your existing management team will buy your company when you are ready to leave. You may have even had this discussion ...

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  • Making pigs fly

    A friend expressed frustration with his company the other day. When I queried him about his frustration, he summed it up by saying that they ...

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The beauty of a routine

Get it on the calendar

By Todd Ordal

Tech startup: PrintReleaf

By Eric Peterson

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

Some states registered more in just one day

By Dan Shah & Kerby Meyers

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Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

Is there really a bad time to pick up the phone?

By Sam Dobbins

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Real estate: Labor pains

Building surge leaves contractors scrambling for workers

By Margaret Jackson

Perks and benefits of outsourcing

Is it right for your business?

By Ben Walker

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Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

Choose calm and confidence instead

By Lauren Miller

How to get your IP in order before a sale or investment

Save time and resources

By Lindsay Silber

When passion drives profits

And culture leads to success

By Erin Gibbs

Top 10 goal-setting mistakes

...and how to fix them

By Bob and Gregg Vanourek

Marijuana and mold

Issues for landlords

By Jeff Bacheller

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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

Crafty bean scene

Didn't realize that Novo is micro-roaster but I love it. They've been around so long and seem like I hear their name everywhere... nice to know they are small - I always prefer supporting the smaller ones. By Buzzybee on 2014 07 17

Marijuana and mold

Really good article, touching on an issue that I bet many haven't thought about. Here's another one: here in GJ a few years ago, owners of a fledgling medical MJ growing enterprise got into serious trouble when they placed some insecticide 'bombs' in the building on a Friday, then left for the weekend. Problem? The adjoining office in the same building housed employees of the U.S. Census department and both shared a common ventilation system. Many got very ill Monday morning when they showed up for work, some requiring hospitalization. I don't know how this was resolved, there may have been law suits aplenty. By Vicki Felmlee on 2014 07 16

Making pigs fly

Here's a clue - trying to be succinct: If you set metrics that DO NOT align with where the organizational mission and goals are headed, the people trying to hit their metric marks will necessarily get off track. Metrics are not an end. They are the means to an end. Everything has to be hooked up correctly. Like so many other potential "red herrings" in a trendy toolbox, metrics can lead you astray. Not understanding why and how to measure what you are doing can lead to a consequential result that is just as bad as not doing what you're supposed to be doing... By Diana Royce Smith on 2014 07 14

Making pigs fly

Thanks, Stephen. Leaders are action oriented, but it often pays to slow the game down and plan before acting so that you are solving for the right problem. Cheers By Todd Ordal on 2014 07 14

The best advice I ever received came from a former boss

Pat, 100% agreement. In my sales training programs we have a rule, " no salesperson ever listened themselves out of a sale!" By gary harvey on 2014 07 14
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