Learn tools to more effectively and purposefully engage with your customers, driving growth. Sept 12: BMA14 Global Conference Series at The Curtis Hotel. Keynote speaker Marcus Sheridan

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Make no mistake, the basis for business is to make money. That hasn’t changed since the dawn of capitalism. But increasingly, companies that rise to the top have been driven by something more: a greater purpose — whether it’s providing jobs, improving lives, protecting the environment, fostering stronger human connections or some alternative higher aim — and the money has followed. That much was evident from the nominations submitted for ColoradoBiz magazine’s 27th annual Top Company Awards, the most competitive and rigorous program of its kind. By Gigi Sukin

To protect your business from potential fraud, there are many aspects of internal controls to consider, including how you manage cash receipts, checks, electronic transfers, and invoices. Your bank or financial institution can help, and there are some strategies that should be considered by you as a business owner and your senior executives. What you say about these controls, and the actions you take, will help to develop and emphasize a company culture that values ethical financial management. Here are additional details to help you review and strengthen internal controls. By Rodney Rice

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Once upon a time, the ability to tell a good story was merely a handy skill for entertaining friends, clients and coworkers.  Now experts are recognizing that storytelling is also a powerful sales tool for differentiating yourself from your competition and driving home your value proposition in a compelling and memorable way. Showing your message, solution or results in action and letting your prospect reach the desired conclusion will often have much greater lasting power than hitting them over the head with a list of facts. By Julie Hansen

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Want to be listed as one of Colorado's Top Engineers in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of ColoradoBiz? Submit the nomination form by Sept. 5!
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