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The great thing about close friends is that you share a certain level of intimacy. You can say almost anything and they’ll understand. If you have a problem, they’ll help you solve it. If they see you headed in a wrong direction, they’ll help you set a new course. You don’t even have to ask. In fact, my mother used to say, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” As it turns out, the same holds true for customers—only in this case, the intimacy you have with your customers tells you how profitable you are. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

While tax rates for the average taxpayer are not significantly higher in 2013, individuals with income above $200,000 and couples with income above $250,000 could see their taxes significantly increased over 2012 taxes.  Regardless of your tax bracket, here are six actions to take, between now and April 15, that may significantly reduce your 2013 tax bill. By Wayne Farlow

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On the walls of the University of Colorado at Denver School of Business are Jake Jabs’ “39 Keys to Business Success.” “To succeed you have to be willing to fail,” reads one.  Last summer Jabs – the founder and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse – donated $10 million to establish the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, the largest single donation in CU-Denver’s history. By Lynn Bronikowski
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