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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Bloat is not only bad for our waistlines but also for companies. Unnecessary white papers and valueless meetings grow like barnacles on a ship and must be scraped off every so often. By Todd Ordal 
Hope for the best, plan for the worst 
Small businesses armed with well-organized plans to mitigate the impacts of disaster will avoid becoming one of the many businesses that don't rebound from catastrophe. By Bryan Von Axelson 
You have a choice. Success is self-determined. In the end, business and life are exactly what you choose to make of them. Choose to be lucky! By Theresa Szczurek 
   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  
 "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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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Board advisory consultant Tracy Houston talks about strategies for building a board. 
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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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