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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
We all dream of being our own boss, but only some of us have made it a reality. For those who haven't made the jump yet: Come on in, the water's fine. By David Sneed  
 
The power of internal branding 
Have you ever visited a company for the first time and immediately noticed a refreshing level of enthusiasm from the people who work there? It's their loyalty to the company brand. By David Heitman
 
What do you do when the participants in a deal start losing their cool more often, little issues become big issues and emotions run high? By Chris Younger
 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
This year's 10 sales pros tabbed as "most powerful" rarely talked about a sale in terms of an isolated transaction. Rather, they talked about the teaching, demonstrating and trust-building that culminate in a sale. By Mike Taylor  
 
 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! It's almost time for the Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, an ACG Denver event scheduled for March 13-14. You won't want to miss it! 
Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 
 
 Community Calendar
Find out more about "Seven Seconds to a First Impression" on March 9, presented by author Julie Hansen and the Institute of Management Consultants. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own. 
 
 
 
 
 The most popular columns at CoBizmag.com
 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
 
Editor Mike Cote talks with Ted Rainey of All Stars dips about his decade selling his tasty wares at the Stock Show.   
 
ColoradoBiz  is celebrating Made in Colorado in our April issue! We’re working with industry reps to select 30 products in 10 categories, but we want your ideas. We’re looking for the latest, greatest and newest. This year, we’re choosing products from these categories.

1. Computer and communications equipment, software
2. Craft beer and spirits
3. Natural and organic foods
4. Cleantech/new energy
5. Medical devices and scientific instruments
6. Pharmaceuticals
7. Aircraft, spacecraft, satellites,
8. Sports equipment, clothing and footwear
9. Electric machinery, sound equipment, TV parts
10. Toys, games and pet products

Send suggestions to Editor Mike Cote by Friday, Feb. 10. Please include full company name and contact information, the featured product and a brief description of its origin and manufacture. 

 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
   
Cyber-risky
What businesses need to know
Editor Mike Cote talks with Dirk Anderson and Mike Weber of Coalfire Systems about why cyber-security is crucial for every company, regardless of s