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November 30, 2009
 
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In the magazine

Top Company: real estate/construction
Wayne Leiser, CEO of Colorado Asphalt Services, says that in June 2008 he saw a “tsunami” coming into his industry. By Jennie Dorris

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The seven deadly sins of marketing and sales
The marketing equivalents of the seven deadly sins might not be as serious as the originals, but they are areas that can lead to marketing and sales disaster if not addressed. By Christopher J. Ryan

Five lessons learned in 2009
Both individual investors and business owners probably learned a lot from the economic ups and downs of the past year. As 2009 draws to a close, it's valuable to reflect on five important lessons. By Scott Sparks

Weaker dollar equals stronger economy?
One of the first critical tests a potential Secretary of the U.S. Treasury must pass is the ability to say "The U.S. supports a strong dollar" with a straight face -- no smirking, no snickering, no giggles. By Jeff Thredgold

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Community Calendar

Find out more about Selling from the Driver's Seat: Making Things Happen in Sales, a two-day workshop presented by Pat Wiesner, retired founder of Wiesner Media, publishers of ColoradoBiz Magazine, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and some 35 other publications. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own event.

 


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Top company 2009: Colorado Asphalt Services
CEO Wayne Leiser talks about some of the innovations that helped make Colorado Asphalt Services Inc. a 2009 Top Company in the real estate/construction category. Read about it.

 

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

ColoradoBiz Podcasts

Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, part 1
Founder Bryan Wilson talks about the CSU lab's emphasis on research that has direct real-world applications.

ATTENTION FAMILY BUSINESS OWNERS

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado that will run in the February issue. Companies must be based in Colorado and in the family for at least two generations or likely to be. Family members must be active in management of the company. Deadline for entry is Jan. 3, 2010. Go here to nominate your company online, or go here for a ballot you can fill out and mail in.

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CSU Denver MBA Help us pick Colorado's 25 most powerful salespeople!
For the second straight year, ColoradoBiz will profile the state's "25 Most Powerful Salespeople" in its January issue based on nominations from you and other readers. Give us your single choice and reasons why. Winners will be featured in the January issue and honored at a dinner program co-sponsored by The Sales Association on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Go here for more details.