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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
When someone says "We need to raise the bar," my first thought is "Won't that make it easier?"  A lot of the expressions we like to use in business are ambiguous or nonsensical. By David Sneed 
The definitive, whole-picture, year-end checklist 
There are so many year-end business checklists going around. I've read them all, and it irks me that they all miss something huge. By Marty Koenig 
Revenue is one of the most important financial measures. It is also the most confusing and disparately regulated, and the source of most financial restatements and enforcement actions. By Jim Brendel 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
For his 16th birthday, Lawrence French cooked a Swedish smorgasbord for 35 guests. It was a dinner that would spawn a lifelong love of cooking and entertaining for the co-owner of Lakewood-based Lifestyles Catering. By Lynn Bronikowski 

 Is your business a family affair?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in February. Nomination deadline: January 3, 2012 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
ColoradoBiz’s Carri Wilbanks talks with Julie Pech, Colorado’s own chocolate therapist.
 "Deal or No Deal? The Ultimate 2012 Question" at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Brown Palace Hotel.  Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section!   
Community Calendar
Find out more about the Daniels Graduate Admissions Workshop on Jan. 31. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.    
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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 size.  
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