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February 15, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update


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Today in ColoradoBiz Update

The surprising secret to a competitive advantage

Take advantage of the multi-generational strengths under your company's roof - youthful exuberance and experienced implementation. If managed and lead correctly, it could be something special. By Gene Tanski

Save the family from the family business

Family business brings a complicated dynamic not only to the workplace but to the dinner table as well. Studies have shown that most family businesses don't survive beyond the first generation, and there are good reasons why. By Kent McSparran

Read ColoradoBiz Managing Editor Mike Taylor's cover story about family businesses, Succession in a Recession, and see who made ColoradoBiz's Top 50 Family-Owned Businesses.

Effective execution must come first

Having observed literally hundreds of organizations through more than four decades, it is absolutely true that much as parents deserve their children, so do managers deserve their organizations - ultimately for the same reasons. By Larry Valant

Guest column: Expanding into China in 2010

As the Chinese economy develops, more Colorado businesses are looking to China's large population and friendly business environment as a market to grow their sales. In fact, China is currently Colorado's third-largest export market. By Jill Brehm and Tina Cheng


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Find out more about the 5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit March 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19


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