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My gutter didn’t drain itself, so I figured I should do something. I climbed the ladder, found a slimy ball of accumulated gunk in the drain, pulled it out and voilà! Gallons of water made their way downstream. It took two minutes to solve the problem. Organizations get crud in their systems as well. It’s amazing how much backup you can get from one bad system, employee or customer. By Todd Ordal

Personal planning for corporate directors
Our program at a recent meeting of the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD-Colorado) focused on issues that directly affect the lives and finances of independent corporate directors. These include tax planning, due diligence, liability protection, personal brand building, resume tips, legal issues and networking. Here are some great year-end tips from the experts. By Taylor Simonton
While HSA enrollment continues to grow, traditionally employers have had little insight to gauge the success of their HSA program beyond viewing basic enrollment numbers. How employees are using their accounts can have a dramatic impact on an employer’s overall HSA strategy and benefit plan. Having recently passed the 10th anniversary of the enabling legislation for HSAs, the industry, employers, brokers and agents have a chance to move HSAs forward with insightful reporting and analytical tools. By Dennis Triplett

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA 
Fourth quarter 2012 might seem like a lifetime ago. That was when buyers and sellers of companies rushed to finalize deals before Jan. 1, 2013, when the Bush tax cuts for capital gains were set to expire, setting a record for the middle market ($25 million to $1 billion) with 413 deals nationwide. In Colorado, industry experts say there will be no such frenzy this year-end. By Nora Caley
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