50 Companies to Watch, lessons in objectivity & video: Sharon Linhart
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June 1, 2009
 
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50 Colorado Companies to Watch
However many billions the federal government pumps into the economy, one truth rings clear: Business will be what that lifts the country out of the doldrums and thrusts it forward into the 21st century. Here's a look at 50 Colorado companies leading the way.

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Your baby's ugly... and you've got bad breath
The good news is that 98 percent of businesses are small businesses. The bad news is that from 60 percent to 80 percent of new businesses fail in their first five years. Why? Too many business owners can't see their business through an objective eye. By Steve Baker

Companies: Take this opportunity to look inward
Although many businesses are facing enormous challenges in the current market, opportunities do exist for those with a longer perspective. The economy will eventually recover. The question is: Who will be poised to take advantage of that recovery when it comes? By Samuel Edwards

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Athena Award finalist Sharon Linhart
Athena Award finalist Sharon Linhart, managing partner of Linhart Public Relations, attributes the prosperity of her firm to "the three P's:" people, passion and profit. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.

 

ColoradoBiz Podcast

Making way for more Jills in a Jack world
Jill Tietjen, president and CEO of Technically Speaking, her engineering consulting firm, has dedicated much of her life to mentoring young women and girls and advocating for them to be exposed to and pursue math, engineering and science careers. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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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.

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