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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
What do you say when you've lost your job?
First, take the time to think through your message before hitting the market.  You can craft a message that will position yourself in a positive light. Keep these five recommendations in mind as you prepare your message. By Shawna Simcik

Top 10 tips for hiring salespeople
Business owners and CEOs of companies generating $3 million to $50 million in annual revenue were recently asked, "What is the most frustrating position to hire for within their company?" The answer: salespeople. So here's some help. By Merit Gest

Minority Businessperson of the Year finalist: Don Kelin
Don Kelin – a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma – considers himself an “Indianpreneur,” employing the traditional values of his Native American people in his professional and personal transactions. By Gigi Sukin

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Colorado cool stuff: Salted caramels, monster lovies, 3-D buttons
After Ellen Daehinck worked for McKinsey & Co. and Sun Microsystems for most of the 2000s, her husband Chris urged her to go pro with her homemade caramels in 2010. Three years of triple-digit growth later, Ellen has made a name for Helliemae’s small-batch confections. By Eric Peterson

Last chance to register for the 2013 Best Companies to Work For awards luncheon!
The rankings for the 2013 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado™ will be announced at an awards luncheon on Thursday, July 25 at the Westin Westminster. Buy your event tickets and corporate tables -- registration closes today!

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UMB's Robinson
ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin talks with UMB CEO and Chief Lending Officer Jon Robinson about his work with the bank's customer base.
 
 

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.
 
Find out more about The Diversity in Business reception on July 24. And check out ColoradoBiz's other events or submit your own.
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Guess who turns 40 this year?
A chat with the Business Unconventional hosts about ColoradoBiz Magazine's 40th anniversary.
 See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz collaborate on stories about how business affects your life. See them online at TheDenverChannel.com.