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You need the courage to pick up your phone and interrupt a busy person's day.  And you need the heart to make a solid connection with the decision maker who, in turn, will give his or her cooperation in your acquisition of valuable marketing information. This market intelligence will provide the kind of knowledge that determines which decision makers are worth pursuing for new business, and increase your personal successes. So, how do you get past the fear of rejection and the worry about wasting an important person's time? By Sam Dobbins

 
Top tax tips checklist
As April 15 approaches, here are some individual tax return considerations for 2013 and beyond. New for 2013: Same-gender married couples may now file jointly and will enjoy equivalent treatment and benefits in all areas of federal income, gift and estate tax law. Higher earning individuals face higher taxes with individuals earning more than $400,000 and couples earning more than $450,000 subject to a 39.6 percent top rate and top capital gains dividend rates increasing from 15 to 20 percent. By Lori Davis
 

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When it comes to business books, executive coach and speaker Tasha Eurich figured there must be 100,000 books out there on leadership alone. She made it 100,001 last year when she wrote Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both. And despite the crowded field, it climbed to No. 8 on the New York Times bestseller list last October in the “Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous” category. By Mike Taylor
 

 
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The people behind CBCA Create Award winner Rakun and finalists Hope Tank and Noyes Art Designs talk about their businesses and their inspiration. Read more about the winner and finalists for the Create Award.
 
 
B2B Rising
Noodles founder Aaron Kennedy, Colorado's CMO, discusses the state's brand project at the B2B Rising conference.
 
 

 
 
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