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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
You may be giving "free consulting" and million-dollar presentations to people who can't or won't buy. These are not real "prospects," but what I call "suspects." By Gary Harvey    
For many, maintaining a steady income stream is a focus for their retirement years. Customizing a portfolio to include fixed income securities may help achieve this. By Mike Sharfai 
These kids today! Fact and fiction about the latest generation
By understanding the unique needs and gifts of the Millennial generation, you will be setting your organization up to make full use of this engaging and energetic new workforce. By Evan Abbott
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Small biz: Action Computers borrows from used-car business model 
Mark Hope was on the corporate fast track at 32, a vice president for an insurance firm back East pulling in six figures, when he quit to launch Action Computers in 1994. By Mike Taylor


 Wanted: The best of GenXYZ!
ColoradoBiz wants to celebrate the young entrepreneurs of the 21st century, from the CEOs of freshly minted startups to professionals helping established companies adapt and thrive in a new marketplace. We're looking for the 21- to 39-year-olds who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services that will shape the next generation of business. We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue and at our 2nd Annual GenXYZ event on September 29 at Mile High Station.
Deadline: July 30. Submit your nominatons today!
See who's speaking at the monthly luncheons on Aug. 2 and Sept. 13.  Read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section!  
Who are Colorado's Sustainable Design visionaries? You tell us!
The Colorado Sustainable Design Awards (CSDA) is a statewide program recognizing outstanding sustainable design in residential, commercial and civic buildings and master planned communities. Award Categories include: Residential architecture, Commercial architecture. Civic architecture, Sustainable Communities and Interior Design. Submit your nominations by August 30!      
Community Calendar
Find out more about the IP5280's 6th Annual Climbing for Kids on Aug. 12. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
A conversation with Nidhi Saxena, president of  DatamanUSA, winner of Diversity Corp. of the Year (small/medium). Other winners were: Mowa Haile (Minority Businessperson of the Year) and Raytheon (Diversity Corp. of the year, large).Take a look at our Top 50 Minority-Owned Businesses.
Where should you look for your next job?
Be the first to know which companies in Colorado are the cream of the crop! Register now for the 6th annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Awards Gala and workshop on July 28th at the Westin Westminster. 
Top 250 Private Companies: Is Yours One? 
Submit your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the state’s Top 250 Private Companies that will be featured in the October issue. Deadline for entry: August 15   
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
Mile High Memories
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley about the origins of Invesco at Mile High .  
 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