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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
The success of any sales call is determined in the first five to 10 minutes. It is important as a sales professional to make an impact on the prospect quickly. By Gary Harvey 
Economic crystal ball: 2012 
If we are reasonably accurate on our diagnosis of our problems, then we can foresee how they will end. Make no mistake, these problems will end - it is a matter of when and how. By Bill Greiner
What you don't know about intellectual property (can hurt you)
Small businesses which could have ignored intellectual property 30 years ago, today often find themselves the middle of IP disputes. Companies of all sizes accrue trademark rights. By Kurt Leyendecker
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Joe Sternberg was managing a Steamboat Springs ski shop 10 years ago when country singer Alan Jackson called from the Sheraton Hotel asking if his rental skis could be delivered to his room. By Mike Taylor
Is your business a family affair?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in February. Nomination deadline: January 3, 2012 
 The Association for Corporate Growth
 ACG Denver presents a "Deal or No Deal? The Ultimate 2012 Question" at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Brown Palace Hotel.  Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section!    
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Editor Mike Taylor talks with Tony Simmons of Pagosa Brewing Co. at the Great American Beer Festival 2011.
 Community Calendar
Find out more about the Daniels Graduate Admissions Workshop on Jan. 31. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.  
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
What every business needs to know
Editor Mike Cote talks with Dirk Anderson and Mike Weber of Coalfire Systems about why cyber-security is crucial for every company, regardless of size. 
 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     


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