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August 18, 2009
 
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In this month's issue

Sportsbiz: Price, value and baseball
We’re beginning to see some interesting attempts to tweak the price/value relationship in sports. By Stewart Schley

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The savvier job seeker
It's so easy for a savvy job seeker to move ahead of the pack by just digging a bit to learn what the employer is all about. Any reference to the employer's business NOT gained from the job ad itself is a step in the right direction. By Liz Ryan

Economic rebound in sight
In the next few months, we expect to receive solid evidence that the recession is not only over, but the economy is starting to grow once again. Our outlook calls for a weaker-than-normal economic rebound, but a rebound nonetheless. By Bill Greiner

Franchising 101: Don’t do it alone
The economy has propelled many to rethink their career paths. Instead of waiting around for that second job interview, self-employment has become an attractive option. But starting a business or a franchise can be daunting. By Patricia Kaowthumrong

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Planet Profit Report: Colorado Cleantech Industry Association launch
Christine Shappard, the executive director of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, talks to the press about the organization's goal to make Colorado a world leader in the green economy.

 

Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

Hot Biz Deals

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Balle Top Company is the most rigorous, important, and rewarding event of its kind. The mission of Top Company is to recognize Colorado’s most outstanding businesses while providing for a tough but fair competition. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an Academy Award style gala luncheon at the DCPA Seawell Ballroom on September 15th, 2009. It’s the perfect venue to celebrate organizational excellence with customers, prospects, employees, and business partners. To register click here.