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May 6, 2009
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What is your secret weapon?
History has shown future Fortune 500 companies get started in times of extreme economic change. So how do you get in on the action? Believe and act. There's money out there. Go and find it. By Theresa M. Szczurek

Executive wheels: Poor Audi - It followed BMA too closely
The 2009 Audi A5 is a great automobile, wonderful to drive and all that, but it's hard to compete with the similarly priced BMW 335iX or the diesel BMW 335d. The BMW is just a better car. Period. By Jeff Rundles

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In this month's issue

Q2 real estate report: The audacity of home
While refinancing booms, federal housing stimulus programs have been slow to reach the market. Here's a look at how federal housing stimulus plans will affect Coloradoans. By David Lewis

ColoradoBiz real estate roundup: May

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Women in business: Maria Vogt and Sonya Yungeberg of Ayuda Management Corp.
Maria Vogt and Sonya Yungeberg of Auyda Management Corp. offer general contracting, construction management, homeland defense consulting and a variety of other services from their headquarters in Broomfield. Contact them at 303-999-2020 or visit them at Ayuda's website at (Women in business is a paid service of ColoradoBiz.)


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Lynn Gangone, dean of the Women's College at the University of Denver
Lynn Gangone, dean of the Women's College at the University of Denver, talks about the college's small class sizes, meeting community needs and networking among women.

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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