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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Step up, check in and trade in your excuses, reasons and justifications for the lack of results in your business for a supportive customized process. By Liz Wendling and Julie Hansen  
Successful people never justify or argue over their negative behavior: They make honest self-appraisals and try to make better choices that will lead them closer to their goals. By John Kyle
If you either have or will receive a significant inheritance, use this wonderful gift as a tool to help you obtain the financial abundance that you desire and the deceased would have wanted for you.
By Wayne Farlow
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Waste Farmers started out a little more than two years ago primarily as a compost collection and consulting service. The ultimate aim was to become an agriculture company further up the vertical chain that would refine compost into organic potting and planting mixes. By Mike Taylor    
 If it's made in Colorado, we want to hear about it!
ColoradoBiz  is celebrating Made in Colorado in our April issue! We’re working with industry reps to select 30 products in 10 categories, but we want your ideas. We’re looking for the latest, greatest and newest. This year, we’re choosing products from these categories.

1. Computer and communications equipment, software
2. Craft beer and spirits
3. Natural and organic foods
4. Cleantech/new energy
5. Medical devices and scientific instruments
6. Pharmaceuticals
7. Aircraft, spacecraft, satellites,
8. Sports equipment, clothing and footwear
9. Electric machinery, sound equipment, TV parts
10. Toys, games and pet products

Send suggestions to Editor Mike Cote at mcote@cobizmag.comPlease include full company name and contact information, the featured product and a brief description of its origin and manufacture. Deadline extended to Feb. 15!  

 Community Calendar
Find out more about "Seven Seconds to a First Impression" on March 9, presented by author Julie Hansen and the Institute of Management Consultants. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own. 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Editor Mike Cote continues his chat with Mark Snead, vice president and economist for the Federal Reserve of Kansas City’s Denver branch, at the Vectra Bank Economic Forecast
The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! It's almost time for the Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, an ACG Denver event scheduled for March 13-14. You won't want to miss it! 
Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's 2012 Special Section! 
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