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December 16, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update

In the magazine

The Economist: So you think you’re unemployed?
The most closely watched but least useful statistic on the state of the economy is the unemployment rate – which can be very misleading on at least two fronts. By Tucker Hart Adams

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The top 10 reasons to job-hunt in December
I'm hearing it again and again: "I'll do that after the holidays." It’s a very bad excuse for job-seekers at the executive level. Here's why.
By John Heckers

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do…
The ability to accept and adjust to results that may initially appear unfavorable is essential for anyone, not just those in a leadership role. In the process, you can become open to new ideas and directions.
By Larry Valant

Financial resolutions for 2010
If 2009 reinforced anything, it's that you simply can't predict the future. Wondering where to go as you assess your financial future? Keep these tips in mind. By Scott Sparks

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Featured Columnist—John Heckers

John Heckers, MA, CPC, BCPC, is a Transition Coach and Executive Coach in Cherry Creek, Colorado. He welcomes your emails at . His CEO blog is at John's website is, where there are many free employment resources listed. Follow him @heckersdev on Twitter.

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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.


ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.


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.

Hot Biz Deals

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