ColoradoBiz Exclusives is an email newsletter featuring links to exclusive editorial material and select business resources for the benefit of ColoradoBiz magazine subscribers. Visit for advice, insights and how-tos from the best in Colorado business.



   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
f this is just another depressing day at work for you, you're in the wrong job. Life is too short for that. Here's how to walk a path with heart. By John Heckers
Education as an app: Part 2
In 2007, I predicted that someone would create a rapid courseware builder within the next two years that would instantly generate millions of new courses seemingly overnight. Well, that didn't happen. By Tom Frey
The "bottom-up" economic development plan initiated by Gov. Hickenlooper is beginning to take shape, with the state's 14 regional economic development plans wrapped up. By Neil McKenzie 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Executive edge: Maria Garcia Berry
Look at any major project in the Denver area, and chances are Maria Garcia Berry, who founded CRL Associates, had a hand in making it a reality. By Lynn Bronikowski    
Add your firm to our Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies ranking 
Submit your firm  for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the state’s top 50 minority-owned companies that will appear in our July issue. The entry deadline has been extended to June 6. Companies must be at least 51 percent ethnic-minority-owned and headquartered in Colorado. 
There's still time to apply!
We've extended the deadline through today for the 2011 Cleantech Open, the world's largest clean technology business competition. Build visibility, meet investors and take home your share of nearly $1 million in awards of investment, cash and services. Call the Application Hotline: 888-989-OPEN (888-989-6736) or GO HERE  for online help. 


 Nominations wanted
For the 17th consecutive year, ColoradoBiz will recognize diversity in the state's business community at the Diversity Business Breakfast, from the accomplishments of minority-owned companies to the commitment of a wide range of Colorado companies to diversity programs and minority inclusiveness. Nominate for Diversity Corporation of the Year  and Minority Businessperson of the Year  today! 
Learn more about the 13th Annual Golf Challenge on June 6. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 The most popular columns at
 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Energy explorer
Editor Mike Cote chats with Alex Cranberg of Aspect Energy about the abundance of oil awaiting new technologies for recovery. Read more about Cranberg.


 Community Calendar
Find out more about the Diversity in Business Breakfast on July 13. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.

 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
3D TV and eBooks
Dave Taylor and friends discuss the latest innovations in high-tech and online.  
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz  are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at     


LAST CHANCE to submit your nomination for the 11th annual technology Apex Awards!  Don’t miss out on this FREE PR opportunity.