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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Asking the correct questions is crucial for the survival of your business and affects your earnings. The ability to ask questions is a make-or-break factor in the sales process. By Liz Wendling
No payment method is immune to the threat of fraud.The good news? As the threat of fraud continues and evolves, so do the defenses that can help mitigate risk. By Chris Ross
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. (Watch an interview with CEO Robin Wise.)
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
These standouts of Colorado’s next generation of business leaders do more than make decisions and count nickels – they practice what they preach and live – and thrive on the cutting edge. By Eric Peterson


ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year
ColoradoBiz is seeking candidates for its CEO of the Year program. In partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth, we are ranking and identifying Colorado's top businesses and business leaders. Twenty-five finalists, eight each from small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), and large businesses (250 or more employees) and one overall winner will be selected and featured in the December issue of ColoradoBiz.  Honorees and dignitaries including past finalists and winners will be recognized at an awards reception in January. CEO of the Year rankings will be at the discretion of the judging panel,which will select candidates based on financial success, community leadership and long-term operational excellence. We are inviting nominations from the business community. Please address the three areas above in no more than 500 words. Submissions are due by the close of business, 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Send nominations to Mike Cote at 
   Community Calendar
Find out more about the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards reception on Oct. 27. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.   
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Junior Achievement CEO Robin Wise talks about the business practices that helped make her company a 2011 Top Company finalist. Read more about JA and all the finalists.    
The Association for Corporate Growth
ACG Denver presents the 4th Annual DealMaker’s Forum, HIDDEN GEMS & FOOLS GOLD: The Future of DealMaking in Colorado, on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2 – 5 pm at the Denver Marriott City Center. Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
Mile High Memories
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley about the origins of Invesco at Mile High .  
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz  collaborate on stories that explore how business affects your life. Find them online at     


Family Business Council, an educational forum for family-managed firms, presents these programs:
October 6, Developing Management Teams; November 10, Family Business Compensation; December 8; Managing Personalities and Family Dynamics.
Register at or call 720-216-0268