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I'll probably get blasted for these realities, but ignore these lessons at your extreme career peril. You can live in a dream world or cope with the real world as it is. By John Heckers

Five mortal blows to your culture
Over the next five weeks, I'll use Sam Martin's five mortal blows as a launchpad to explore how to keep your company culture alive and well. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Increase investment returns -- guaranteed!
Now that Congress has approved an extension of the investment income tax rates, let's examine what types of investments are tax-efficient. By Wayne Farlow 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Best of CoBiz lists: Seven deadly sins of sales
The original seven deadly sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. While the marketing equivalents aren't as serious, they can lead you to marketing and sales disaster. By Christopher Ryan


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Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies ranking that will appear in the May issue. Rankings will be based on 2010 sales. Submission deadline: March 19. 
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Register now for the 6th annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado program which is sponsored by the SHRM Colorado State Council and the six local SHRM chapters. This statewide program will help you learn how your employees feel about your organization while competing with organizations throughout Colorado to be recognized as a “Best Company." Register HERE.