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March 31, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update

Top 5 marketing and PR blunders

Just because you have a product or service that you believe is wonderful, getting other people to notice is no slam dunk if it's not put into the right context. By Esty Atlas

How empathy is killing your sales career

Selling in a tough economy doesn't have to be tough. It just means you have to be aware of what's stopping you. By Merit Gest

Before you join the board -- ask these six questions

So they want you on the board? First, get these answers to make sure it's a good fit. By Tracy Houston

Colorado cool stuff: Housefish Key Furniture

Racecar designer Scott Bennett splits time between Colorado and North Carolina geographically speaking, and baby furniture manufacturing and Formula 1 engineering career-wise. By Eric Peterson

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Fighting foreclosure blight


Channel 7 News reports on how the city of Aurora is fighting blight by making banks responsible for the upkeep on foreclosed homes.

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  Learn more about the 12th Annual Golf Challenge on June 21. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Tour the sustainable restaurant scene in Denver this April during the Green Route Restaurant Tour! Each participating restaurant is a member of Denver's Green Route, a green map for the City of Denver All tours are complimentary and will feature special appetizer and drink specials and the opportunity to meet with the owners and chefs. A tour pass is required and is available for starting Monday, March 22.  Please visit to print your pass and to view what each restaurant will be offering.
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