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Not business as usual
Many leaders in today's companies were hired or promoted into their positions during a thriving economy. But now it's imperative that they adjust their leadership behaviors to navigate the changes surrounding them - and lead through the current turn-around situation.
By Dr. Christine Riordan
Sports marketing: It's the ticket
If branding is the essence of successful marketing, then consider employing a strategy of co-branding with sports properties, teams, leagues, coaches, players, celebrities and broadcasters to connect with and activate a target audience - and survive and thrive during the economic downturn.
By Rich Foro
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In this month's issue
Guest column: Are you tapping the Asian market?
By 2010, India will surpass Japan in purchasing power; by 2020, China will surpass the U.S. in purchasing power. By 2041, China will become the world's largest economy. And in Colorado, the Asian population jumped 27.3 percent between 2000 and 2006.
By Jie "Jay" Zheng
Colorado Cool Stuff: Mama's Little Yella Pils
A play on words for something a Southern mother might take at the end of the day to calm her down, Lyons-based Oskar Blues Brewery defied its reputation for big and bold canned micro-beers with its new offering.
By Eric Peterson
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about greenhouses and making the most out of your garden plot. Watch his videos about Nexus Corp. greenhouses, growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.
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Bringing wireless Internet to rural communities
Jennifer Artley, Level 3 Communications' vice president for wholesale markets, talks about the company's efforts to bring wireless Internet to rural and underserved communities, including Fort Morgan in Colorado.
Arrow Technologies LLC: Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies
Arrow Technologies LLC owner Michelle Barker and her father Bill LeCaine, president and CEO, talk about the Centennial-based fiber optic and copper cabling solutions company. Arrow Technologies ranked 19th on ColoradoBiz's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies list, up from 31st in 2008, and saw its gross revenues grow 139 percent between '07 and '08. Read more in ColoradoBiz‘s July issue cover story.
Colorado Sustainable Design Awards
Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).
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As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.