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October 05, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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Top 250 private companies 2008-2009
The sputtering U.S. economy has taken its toll on Colorado businesses - but those hardships aren't fully reflected in the ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies ranking, which is based on 2008 revenues.

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More rules: Yoda had it right
Yoda's directions are clear and compelling: Don't try. Do what has to be done. Make the essential difference in your life by deleting the words "I will try" and by not accepting those words from anyone else. By Larry Valant

Use it or lose it?
Does your company have a "use it or lose it" policy with respect to your vacation or sick leave? If so, the IRS has new rules that can help you save more for retirement if you can’t use your annual leave. By Wayne Farlow

The second most important question in business: When?
It is amazing what happens to us when a) we decide to do something, b) we put a date on it and c) we go public with the date. By Chuck Blakeman

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Secrets of executive recruitment
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with TalenTrust founder Kathleen Quinn Votaw about executive recruitment and what companies are looking for in today's economy.


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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

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