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Top four ways to add value to your business

What every biz owner needs to know pre-valuation

By Mark Trenner

Top 10 things to do before a divorce

Think carefully

By Suzanne Griffiths

Beat the exit bubble!

Five tips for selling your biz in 2015

By Tensie Homan

Only billionaires need apply

Five Coloradans crack the Forbes 400

By Mike Taylor

What’s old is new again

Strategic investment is all the rage

By Brad Feld

The Denver Investor Pulse Poll

Most couples favor a balanced approach

By Keith Robinson

Behavioral finance: The latest craze

The nutiness can work for you

By James Osborne

The folly of financial inflexibility

...and the price of pessimism

By James Osborne

Seven secrets to getting the startup bucks you need

Enterpreneurs: It isn't easy, but it can be done

By Gale Dunlap

Key differences in reporting standards

A simpler alternative is available

By Jake Vossen

Readers Respond

The futurist: How to become a star

Vincent Van Gogh did not cut off his ear to grand stand. Banksy is not grandstanding. He is anonymous. Grand Standing is a deliberate act and most of the people listed became famous as a matter of chance and talent, not deliberate acts of grand standing. Grandstanding is to perform in a way to impress others. Banksy is making statements about society. He is not trying to impress anyone. Van Gogh they speculate either was mentally ill or had a seizure when cutting off his ear. I am not sure how you can position yourself for a lightening bolt of fame. The solar roadways also seem to be a fluke not a well executed example of self promotion. Did they pay George Takei to tweet this? Chance is more like it. By Elizabeth on 2014 11 24

A Stronger Economy and Deal Diversity Driving Private Equity Aid

well, we all agree, that we all want a strong economy, but the qeustion is how to do it, that ,we dont agree about, green card lottery . By green card lottery on 2014 11 23

How to inspire loyalty and retention

Kathleen, Great column. Business is personal. We are all interconnected. Everyone needs to provide quality leadership and service from the bottom up and the top down. By Jeffrey C. Fischer on 2014 11 21

The futurist: 101 endangered jobs

Thomas Frey is the founder of DaVinci Institute a non profit education focused futurist organization. Biz West is holding a Partnerships in Philanthropy contest vote for DaVinci Institute and your other favorite non profit. $20K in advertising can make a huge difference in supporting the organization and community. Vote daily until november 30th - facebook.com/bizwestmedia?sk=app_137541772984354&app;_data Tis the season to vote and give! By Lisa Lehndorff on 2014 11 20

How tech dependency hurts sales

Liz- Another GREAT post! As a "relationship sales person" for over 30 years, I can personally attest to the vast benefits of establishing and maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial business and personal relationships. Technology is merely a tool that we should use to help us to better communicate, not as a means of replacing personal interaction. IMHO, this is going to be a difficult "life lesson" to learn for the Gen X & Gen Y crowd, who are so tech dependent that they truly don't understand or comprehend this concept. Keep up the GREAT WORK, THANK YOU! By Michael E. Schmidlen on 2014 11 19

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