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September 09, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
Holland & Hard LLP Cash for Clunky Websites Giveaway
InTandem, a strategic marketing firm, and Watermark, an advertising firm, are sponsoring the great "Cash For Clunky Websites" Giveaway. Explain why your company needs to "trade-in" their clunky website, and enter to win a redesigned site, along with strategic marketing consultation, a $7500 value. Contest ends September 15, 2009.

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Who owns Colorado: Free rain on the range
The nascent 3,120-acre Sterling Ranch is a prospective infill development on the largest contiguous parcel of land in northwestern Douglas County. Ranch managing partner Harold Smethills cites two innovative approaches to water conservation, one strategic and one tactical. By David Lewis

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Why you’ve got to give to get
It’s hard enough to make a profit today – so why would you give anything away? Allow me to suggest the insight of Confucius, who once said, “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” By Melanie Goetz

The profit trap: cost-cutting is no magic bullet
Too many companies have relied on cost cutting to hit profit and cash flow targets in the current economy. This strategy, without efforts to grow the top line is one that will lead your company into a downward death spiral. By Larry Turner

Putting on the Ritz in Florida
Last week I flew from coast-to-coast and back again for various meetings. At the end of the week I was lucky enough to find myself at the Ritz Carlton in sunny Florida. (Oh, the trials and tribulations of being in the travel industry!) By Robert Polk

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Stephen Miller of the Clean Tech Open
Stephen Miller, president/CEO of CleanLaunch, a startup incubator, talks with ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote about the Clean Tech Open and the search for the next generation of clean sustainable energy sources.


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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

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Balle Top Company is the most rigorous, important, and rewarding event of its kind. The mission of Top Company is to recognize Colorado’s most outstanding businesses while providing for a tough but fair competition. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an Academy Award style gala luncheon at the DCPA Seawell Ballroom on September 15th, 2009. It’s the perfect venue to celebrate organizational excellence with customers, prospects, employees, and business partners. Register Now