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July 20, 2009
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Beware of executive job search scams
Executive job hunters who haven't had to look for work for years can become the target of scams. Here's a look at three of the most common career services - and what to watch out for. By John Heckers

Get smart about hiring mistakes
"WHO: The A Method for Hiring," by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, has topped best-seller lists at the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and since its release last fall. Smart, who lives in Evergreen and is CEO of management assessment firm, ghSMART, shares with ColoradoBiz some of his secrets to avoiding the "single biggest problem in business today:" hiring mistakes. By Patricia Kaowthumrong

Twins no more
American economists have long talked about the "twin deficits," i.e. those of the budget and of global trade. The budget deficit was viewed as the more critical by many, while others wrung their collective hands about the deficit in trade with other nations. Now these deficits are moving in opposite directions. By Jeff Thredgold

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In this month's issue

Sports biz: Track man
Ron Schneider's motorsports marketing company Sport Dimensions maintains an eight-person staff and operates from a nondescript suburban office strip in Englewood. But it's well-known in the NASCAR business community for putting together marketing deals involving big corporate sponsors like Shell Oil Co. and hotel operator Best Western International Inc. By Stewart Schley

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. Read his latest column about greenhouses and making the most out of your garden plot. Watch his videos about greenhouses, growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.

Attention Private Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 250 Private Companies, to be published in the September issue. Click here for the entry form.

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Minority-Owned Companies: Ayuda Management Corp.
A year ago when Ayuda Management Corp. posted the best year-over-year growth of any firm in the ColoradoBiz Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies ranking, founder Maria Vogt reacted to her firm's 970 percent revenue jump by forecasting more growth. Vogt's Broomfield-based construction-management firm increased revenues another 405 percent and repeats as the top-growing minority-owned company among the ColoradoBiz Top 50. Click here to read the story.


Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

Hot Biz Deals

  • SummitCove Keystone Vacation Lodging is offering a free night in Keystone! Book any two nights and receive the third night free. Use discount code "cobiz3" when you book online, or call us at 970-368-7023 to make a reservation.
  • Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit, or call (800) 990-1303.
  • Experience Denver this summer all for the Mile High City price of $52.80, including the Story Trek 5-Pack, a self-guided exploration that includes two admissions to five museums - Black American West Museum, Byers-Evans House Museum, Four Mile Historic Park, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art and Molly Brown House Museum, (303) 832-4092. Click here to see more $52.80 deals.

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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

Balle ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado. This program is an exciting initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers. Register here for the luncheon on July 31.
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