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December 21, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update

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State of the state: Manufacturing
If you want evidence that social, environmental and economic sustainability is more than a passing fad, consider an $8 billion Fortune 500 company that realizes its efforts in those arenas are vital to its success. By Mike Cote

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Creating your online soapbox
Is your online soapbox supporting your career goals? If not, building your social networking chops could be one of your 2010 resolutions. Here are seven tips to get you started. By Liz Ryan

10 days, 10 ways – to lower your 2009 taxes
There are some things you can do to ensure that your 2009 federal and state taxes will be as low as possible. Let's look at 10 actions that could do the trick -- if you get them done by Dec. 31. By Wayne Farlow

From caution to strategic action
There’s nothing worse than feeling that you don’t have the power to influence change, or in this case, boost sales. It was time to break the rules. By AJ Steger

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Featured Columnist—John Heckers

John Heckers, MA, CPC, BCPC, is a Transition Coach and Executive Coach in Cherry Creek, Colorado. He welcomes your emails at . His CEO blog is at John's website is, where there are many free employment resources listed. Follow him @heckersdev on Twitter.

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Endeavor’s entrepreneurs
Philanthropist and fund manager Peter Kellner chats with ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote about Kellner’s organization, Endeavor, which supports the efforts of entrepreneurs in emerging nations around the world.


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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.


ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.


Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado that will run in the February issue. Companies must be based in Colorado and in the family for at least two generations or likely to be. Family members must be active in management of the company. Deadline for entry is Jan. 3, 2010. Go here to nominate your company online, or go here for a ballot you can fill out and mail in.

Hot Biz Deals

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