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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
The Nordstrom secret revealed
How can a retail store have a culture in which employees and management are so good at making customers happy?  Do they have marathon training sessions? Are the rules super strict? Do the managers have magical powers? Turns out it isn’t any of these. By David Sneed

Top five ways to give great presentations
A recent survey of potential clients for advertising agencies revealed one of the top reasons they selected one agency over another was the quality of the presentation. To deliver a truly great presentation, many pieces must come together. By Shawn Hansson

Motivation for the second half
Here's the first of 13 motivational quotes to help get you through the second half of 2013: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." By Michael Schmidlen

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Colorado Companies to Watch Class of 2011: Moots Cycles
For the serious cyclist, sweet dreams are made of Moots: light-as-air, tough-as-nails, titanium beauties. They’re not cheap – a Moots can easily set you back $5,000 – but for those in the know who have got the dough, nothing less will do. By Lisa Ryckman

We're looking for Colorado's Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals, businesspeople age 21 to 39 who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services. If you know a young person who is making a difference in business while making a difference in the lives of others, tell us about them! We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue.

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