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April 13, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update

The secret behind living your brand

The statistics on why companies lose customers haven't changed for years. Nearly 70 percent of customers who leave are turned away by the indifferent attitude of a single employee. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Top 5 marketing and PR blunders: No. 4

Socially minded people are moving forward and they're making an economic impact. That's why companies are shifting their advertising model from the product to the emotion. By Esty Atlas

Sports biz: Calling it quits

There won't be a teary press conference. No jersey will be retired. But the rumors are true. I have retired as a Denver Broncos season ticket holder. By Stewart Schley

Three simple steps to protect your business reputation

"Qui tam" is short for the Latin phrase that means "he who sues for the king and himself." Similarly, this authorizes anyone to sue a patent owner for false marking. By David McCrosky

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  Learn more about the 12th Annual Golf Challenge on June 21. And read the latest ACG news here  and web exclusives here.

Hot Biz Deals 

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