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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Many would like to call themselves entrepreneurs, but true entrepreneurs are risk takers and have a high level of perseverance to get through the many rough patches. By Todd Ordal
U.S. versus Japan
U.S. Economic pain has been all too commonplace during the past few years. If misery loves company, compare our woes with those of the Japanese. By Jeff Thredgold
Is it necessary to develop a financial strategy to run a small business, or is it merely a fictional idea from some MBA who understands nothing about "real" business? By Raymond Gallegos 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Education as an app
In the midst of tectonic shifts in technology comes a fascinating new idea, an idea that has kept me up for the past week with unusual ways of stirring the imagination. By Tom Frey    
Add your firm to our Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies ranking 
Submit your firm  for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the state’s top 50 minority-owned companies that will appear in our July issue. The entry deadline has been extended to June 6. Companies must be at least 51 percent ethnic-minority-owned and headquartered in Colorado. 
There's still time to apply!
We've extended the deadline through today for the 2011 Cleantech Open, the world's largest clean technology business competition. Build visibility, meet investors and take home your share of nearly $1 million in awards of investment, cash and services. Call the Application Hotline: 888-989-OPEN (888-989-6736) or GO HERE  for online help. 


 Nominations wanted
For the 17th consecutive year, ColoradoBiz will recognize diversity in the state's business community at the Diversity Business Breakfast, from the accomplishments of minority-owned companies to the commitment of a wide range of Colorado companies to diversity programs and minority inclusiveness. Nominate for Diversity Corporation of the Year  and Minority Businessperson of the Year  today! 
Learn more about the 13th Annual Golf Challenge on June 6. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
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Terrell on Elway
Editor Mike Cote chats with former Bronco Terrell Davis about his thoughts on the return of John Elway to the organization.


 Community Calendar
Find out more about the Diversity in Business Breakfast on July 13. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.

 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
3D TV and eBooks
Dave Taylor and friends discuss the latest innovations in high-tech and online.  
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz  are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at     


There is still time to nominate your company for the technology Apex Awards!  “Buy Time” ends June 1st!  Visit for the electronic nomination forms.