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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Steal this idea
Plus four other lessons from the Colorado Software and Internet Association's annual DEMOgala. By Eric Peterson
  
Sellers can learn important skills from Improv performers.But there is more to improv than just spitting out the first thing that comes to mind. By Julie Hansen
 
Finding a job is like dating, too
The brilliant and beautiful Liz Wendling wrote a great article a couple of weeks ago called "Selling is Like Dating." Finding a job is very much like dating, too. By John Heckers
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA

How to make $1 million in 24 hours
Colorado has a number of outstanding businesses that give and volunteer. They follow the best practices of corporate philanthropy. By Kristy Judd

 
Is your family business the best?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Family Owned Companies in the February issue!
                                    
                  Seeking sustainability superstars! 
 
The 2011 Sustainability Champion Awards recognize business teams that have gone above and beyond to create a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. Nominate a team today, or find out more about the award or how to become a judge. Nominations are due by Jan. 6. For more information, contact Natalia Korobova at natalia@corecolorado.org.
 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
  Learn more about the Private Equity/Intermediary Networking Event at Invesco Field on Dec. 9. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
ZGF Architects talks about its platinum-rated mixed-use building, the nation's first.
 

Outstanding women wanted
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and forge leadership paths for other women to follow. Nominate an outstanding woman today -- deadline: Feb. 4. And find out more about the 2011 Athena Awards gala on April 28. 
 
 
 
$1 million in 24 hours?

It's a one-day online spree of philanthropy! Colorado Gives Day began at 12 a.m. today. The Community First Foundation and FirstBank are asking Coloradans to visit www.givingfirst.org and make a contribution to their favorite charities. Donors can select from more than 400 nonprofits.

 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
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The future of farms

Publisher Bart Taylor talks with Colorado Ag Commissioner John Stulp about the impact of Western water scarcity on agriculture.
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