The biz of sex, chocolate and fairness, taxes 2010 & Twitter survival: never be boring
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April 6, 2009
 
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Fair dealing: How to use your brain to make more money
Any tool we can find to improve our chances for success is worth knowing about. One of the greatest untapped toolboxes is the understanding and use of neuroscience, which tells us what sex, chocolate and fairness all have in common. By Scott Halford

Do yourself a favor: Get started on next year's taxes now
Planning ahead is one of the most important things you can do. If you force yourself to start a strategic tax planning process today, chances are good next year's tax season will be much easier for you - and you might save your business some money in the process. By Rick LaFave

Never be boring: How to survive and thrive on Twitter
With its search functions and one deceptively simple question, "What are you doing?" Twitter allows you to find - and follow - others with common interests, making it a remarkable tool for you to share and receive information about everything under the sun and grow your sphere of influence. By Mary Butler

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From our April issue

Rough waters
Colorado tourism industry observers predict travel will be down this year, and trends that began in 2008 point to a significant slowdown. But even with the national economy in recession, people will continue to take vacations, and tourism businesses that provide travelers with value for the dollar will be rewarded. By Bob Kretschman

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Colorado Asphalt Services positioned for financial survival
Colorado Asphalt Services invested in technology and repair products over the last 18 months, putting it in a position to survive during this repair-before-replace economy. This Channel 7 video was filmed as part of its "Road to Recovery" series with ColoradoBiz.

 

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David Hicks of Golden-based HealthGrades
David Hicks, executive vice president of Golden-based HealthGrades, talks about his fast-growing company, which provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of its "Sweet Tax Relief" package including sales tax-free deluxe overnight accommodations, a tax-free meal for two Panzano and candy bar treats, too, beginning at $175 per night. Visit www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303 for reservations April 1-30.
  • Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa's Spring Snowfall Savings offer gives guests who book Sunday through Thursday a 10 percent discount on room rates for each night of their stay plus an additional percentage based on daily snowfall - now through April 19. For more information, call (866) 476-0700 or visit www.vailmountainlodge.com.
  • Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or sales.denver@warwickhotels.com to learn more.
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check www.kbco.com for the latest lodging and ski deals.

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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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