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March 05, 2009
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6 good reasons to shun "corporate speak"
In these difficult and recessionary times, as people are changing industries frequently, it is absolutely essential to eliminate jargon, circumlocutions and other corporate double-speak from your interviewing vocabulary. By John Heckers

Operation tax burden reduction
Now, more than ever, working to reduce your tax burden is critical to overall wealth management. With April 15 quickly approaching, it's a good time to examine your finances and get things in order for filing taxes, and for your financial future. By William Brinckerhoff

Survive and thrive in the volatile economy
Putting your head in the sand to ride out the recession is a normal response by many managers: Don't do it! You can rise above your competitors by taking these steps to build your business. By Larry Turner

From Tuesday's newsletter

Due to site maintenance, some of ColoradoBiz's content was unavailable yesterday. If you missed these stories, we've included them again here for your convenience:

Give Polis and the bloggers no credit for the Rocky's demise
Note to self: Before dancing on a grave, be mindful of the mourners. You can just imagine how the more than 200 Rocky staffers who lost their jobs Friday felt when they read Tuesday's story in The Denver Post about how U.S. Rep. Jared Polis gave himself and bloggers "credit for the 'demise' of traditional journalism." By Mike Cote

Are any investments safe?
The key to investment success is a well-balanced portfolio, reflecting current economic and financial conditions. To help you deal with the current gloom and doom concerning investments, here's a look at equities and fixed-income investments. By Wayne Farlow

Marketing in a down economy
Engage your customers, and convince them to do the same. Update your Web site frequently with regular news releases, articles and links to relevant industry news and to customer sites. In other words, be current, be included, be relevant and be heard. By John Metzger

From the March issue

State of the state
Despite a challenging economy and decreased pricing power throughout the industry, an Avon-based manufacturer of bamboo skis expects increased sales for a fifth consecutive season. Plus news on the expansion of Denver's Enterprise Zone and more. By ColoradoBiz staff

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Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here. The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and ColoradoBiz are hosting a reception for the companies that make the rankings, 5 to 6 p.m., April 30 at the Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th St., Denver. Following the reception, the companies are invited to attend the annual Athena Award Gala at a discounted rate. For more information contact eleake@cwcc.org, (303)458-0220.


On ColoradoBiz TV

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Thomas Hoog, veteran PR guru, on effective communication, part 2
Thomas Hoog, veteran PR guru, talks about understanding and communicating with specific audiences, the importance of personal branding and what it means to be a "thought leader."

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Gov. Bill Ritter on the state of Colorado's real estate industry
Gov. Bill Ritter talks about what the state has been hearing from economic experts: we won't see the bottom until late in 2009 and possibly not until 2010.

Building your brand to snag the job
Smooch Repovich Reynolds, of The Repovich-Reynolds Group, on executive recruiting, reinventing your personal career brand, and the importance of curiosity in communication.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • Monarch Ski and Snowboard area extended their value-added offer for shopping in the quaint historic community until the end of February. Visit www.80829.com to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check www.kbco.com for the latest lodging and ski deals.

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
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 TheDenverChannel.com.

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