Land lucrative gov't contracts, keep cash flowing & video: WellPoint's Caz Matthews
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May 20, 2009
 
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Government contracts made EZ
Scott A. Orbach, president of D.C.-based EZGSA, led a seminar in Greenwood Village on Tuesday on how Denver-based businesses can quickly land government contracts using the GSA Schedule process. By Mary Butler

Hope is no longer a business strategy
The economic downturn has many business operators frozen with decision paralysis. But even when the outlook is uncertain, moving forward without a plan is not an option. A lack of proper planning can put your cash flow in jeopardy. By Joanne Baginski

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In this month's issue

Guest column: A case for inclusive work cultures in tough times
Today's work force is gender-balanced and includes two new generations that value both masculine and feminine leadership styles. Because of this, engaging today's work force takes a blended approach. By Caroline Turner

Colorado Cool Stuff: Schultz's Gourmet Hot Sauces
In 2005, Michael Schultz forsook his high-tech career and launched Sedulous Foods to bring his hot sauce to the masses. Four years later, he's in 20 states with his original "health-helpful," culinary-oriented hot sauce, a seasoning/rub, and a new Sweet Heat sauce made with Colorado high-altitude honey. By Eric Peterson

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Athena Award winner Caz Matthews
Athena Award winner Caz Matthews is president of the WellPoint Foundation, the charitable arm of WellPoint Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers. She is best known for taking over Anthem-owned Blue Cross Blue Shield in Colorado in 1999 and making it profitable again in five years. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.

 

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What it takes to be a mentor and a leader
Xcel vice president Cathy Hart is among the five women honored by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce as an Athena Award finalist; she mentors tomorrow's leaders and is a role model of community leadership. Click here to read about the Athena Award finalists.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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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 TheDenverChannel.com.

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