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June 15, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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Map your DNA to improve your health?
Denver's Rose Center for Preventative Medicine has partnered with a personalized genetic testing company to provide a test to reveal genetic predispositions for health conditions ranging from stomach cancer to glaucoma. By Patricia Kaowthumrong

Six great ways to optimize your tax strategy
Whatever stage of the business life cycle you're in, there's a good chance you could benefit by revisiting your tax strategy. There's no substitute for a reasoned approach to financial planning and taxes - which are one of the biggest expenses for most small businesses. By Rick LaFave

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In this month's issue

Rundles wrap-up: Be wary of cheap
There seems to be a pervasive attitude to maintain the quantity of the things in our lives at the expense of the quality. Do as much, have as much, get as much, reach out as much, but do it all, well, cheaper. By Jeff Rundles

VC is out there -- if you've got the right stuff
The good news is venture capitalists are still funding Colorado startups. The bad news is VCs are taking far fewer risks. Entrepreneurs need to create business plans that require less money; they need to do more bootstrapping; and most of all, they need to have real customers and real profits. By Mary Butler

Entirely homegrown

ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Watch his latest video about growing potatoes; read about it here or watch the video; and learn about Colorado Pure Distilling and homemade potato vodka.

Attention Minority-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies, to be published in the July issue. Click here for the entry form.

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John Hickenlooper on the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper talks about the upcoming U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention in September and how it is expected to benefit the Mile High City.


ColoradoBiz Podcast

Traditional advertising goes the way of the dinosaur
Karsh & Hagan is reshaping itself as a media arts firm after marketing veterans Pocky Marranzino, Kathy Hagan Brown and Keith Roberts purchased the firm from Omnicom. Marranzino and Hagan Brown talk about making the tough decisions necessary to weather the current economic downturn and how traditional advertising firms are going the way of the dinosaur.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of $99 Sundays through Sept. 7 and its "Cocktail OR Breakfast for Just $1 More" promotion, which gives guests a choice to dine or drink for one dollar more than the best available rate, which start at $170. Visit www.monaco-denver.com (enter SUN in rate code box for Sunday special or DOLLAR for its "$1 More" promotion) or call 1-800-990-1303 for reservations.

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

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