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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Exploding the "numbers game" myth
People want to do business with someone who cares about them and has their best interests in mind, not someone who is only in it for themselves. Hone your skills and approach the sale like no one else. The only numbers you will have to worry about will be the large numbers on your paycheck. By Liz Wendling

Five fireproof financial steps
While many people prepare by putting together an evacuation plan and taking measures to protect their homes, the process of getting finances in order tends to get overlooked. Regardless of your annual income or assets, financial preparedness is critical. By Bruce Hemmings

Minority Businessperson of the Year finalist: Annette Quintana
In 1990, sisters Annette and Victoria Quintana shared a vision to support companies and government entities in unearthing the best and brightest technology talent, a line of work characteristically dominated by white males. By Gigi Sukin

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA                                                     
The futurist: The collapse of college
Over the coming decades, the amount of education we consume to stay competitive will increase exponentially. However, the education we “buy” will increasingly be on our terms: relative, timely, available on-demand and fits within a specific need. And it will need to be far more affordable. By Tom Frey

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ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin continues her chat with UMB Bank Senior Vice President Marti Brust about her role as a wealth advisor.

Looking for Colorado's best and brightest!
Know any 21- to 39-year-olds who are making a difference in their companies while making a difference in the lives of others? Nominate them today! The Top 25 finalists are featured in our October issue and at our Sept. 25 GenXYZ event at Mile High Station. Deadline for submission is Aug. 2, 2013.
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