Only at Cobizmag.com
Telecom CEO lays out energy ambitions
PAETEC founder Arunas Chesonis heads the nation's eighth-largest telecommunications firm, with revenues of $1.6 billion last year. But he sees an even bigger future for his company in the retail energy field.
By Mike Taylor
Human capital new king for PEGs
While cash will always be king at private equity groups, the most important type of capital may very well be human. A new focus on talent may improve the success rate of acquisitions, now typically rated at less than 50 percent.
By Kathleen Quinn Votaw
Why now is a great time to prepare your company for sale
Don't use the economy as an excuse to put off your plans to sell the business. Many of the strategies to increase the value of a business and get it ready for sale can also be used to manage through the difficult economy.
By Larry Turner
Become a fan of ColoradoBiz on Facebook
ColoradoBiz is now on Facebook. Click here and login to become a fan and have ColoradoBiz news, events, videos and podcasts posted to your personal Facebook page.
Follow ColoradoBiz on Twitter
In this month's issue
Sustainability spotlight: Goodwill Industries
Most people recognize Goodwill Industries of Denver by the nonprofit's 18 retail stores selling secondhand goods, but that arm of the organization only serves the greater mission of helping members of the community reach their full potential.
By Kyle Ringo
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Watch a video about his project; read about it here; and learn about Colorado Pure Distilling and homemade potato vodka.
Attention Minority-Owned Companies
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies, to be published in the July issue. Click here for the entry form.
Check out ColoradoBiz's new job board for job seekers and employers.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your Playmakers or In Biz news
Our most popular stories
Check out ColoradoBiz's sponsored events, community events or submit an event.
On ColoradoBiz TV
Bottling Herman Joseph's Private Reserve
ColoradoBiz visited AC Golden Brewing Co., which operates out of the MillerCoors brewery in Golden, to learn about its Herman Joseph's Private Reserve craft beer. Read the story by beer columnist Jay Dedrick here.
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.
Hot Biz Deals
- Capella Telluride, the newest luxury resort in Telluride, is offering family vacation packages beginning at $1,845 for a one-bedroom condominium suite for four nights, with spa credits and other discounts through Oct. 17. For more information, visit www.capellatelluride.com or call (877)-247-6688.
- Sheraton Steamboat is offering a host of summer specials, including a "Golf Til You Drop" package, with a cart and greens fees for up to 36 holes per person, from $339; for more information call (866) 716-8134 or visit www.SheratonSteamboatResort.com.
- Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of $99 Sundays through Sept. 7 and its “Cocktail OR Breakfast for Just $1 More” promotion, which gives guests a choice to dine or drink for one dollar more than the best available rate, which start at $170. Visit www.monaco-denver.com (enter SUN in rate code box for Sunday special or DOLLAR for its “$1 More” promotion) or call 1-800-990-1303; www.theskyhotel.com or (800) 556-6087 for reservations.
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.