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September 14, 2009
 
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Guest column: 42 percent interest rates … Are you crazy?
A 42 percent interest rate on a loan in the United States would be considered either very lucrative or very usurious. But in developing countries, 30 percent to 45 percent is the average annual percentage rate paid on loans made to women through microfinance institutions. By Mike Wiesner

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Nine signs that point to recovery
In July, we predicted that the U.S. economy was going to start to show increasing signs of economic recovery and the financial markets would appreciate in value in anticipation of these positive developments. This has happened -- perhaps more rapidly than we anticipated. By Bill Greiner

How to make your business worth more
The top two questions we get from business owners are: What's my business worth, and how do I make it worth more? The answers are: 1) Your business is worth what someone will pay for it and 2) what someone will pay for it depends on the lifetime value of your customers. By Kevin Custer

Life insurance: it’s not just for people
When it comes to life insurance, many of us undoubtedly think of it as a means of providing for our loved ones when we're gone. But life insurance can be a useful, flexible tool for small business owners as well. By Scott Sparks

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Rex O’Neal at the Colorado Clean Tech Open
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with attorney Rex O’Neal about why his firm is involved in the Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open and the bright future for clean tech in Colorado.

 

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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.

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