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The standard “filling-job-vacancies-as-needed” approach won’t work in this market. Instead, you should be constantly building a pipeline for future talent, identifying and assessing your future needs and targeting the people you want long before you plan to hire. Be proactive in “mapping” the top talent in your industry so that you are ready for them when they are ready for a move. A map and pipeline will help ensure “speed of hire,” so critical in competitive hiring environments. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

 
An insider's guide to 529 plans
While some of the benefits of the 529 College Savings Plan are well known, such as paying no federal or state taxes on fund gains used for qualified college expenses, other advantages also exist. A 529 College Savings Plan requires strict adherence to the rules to receive the tax advantages and avoid any penalties. Here are some less known advantages as well as some of the pitfalls of a 529 plan. By Wayne Farlow


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Look through the list of names that make up the Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates, and it’s hard to miss the big picture. The stories of the 136 honored over the past 25 years give readers a glimpse of the grit, creativity and generosity of the men and women who help shape Colorado’s business community. By Maria Martin
 

 
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