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A group of 25 people loiters around the magazine section of LoDo’s Tattered Cover.  They secretly eye each other assessing the overall vibe and outfit choices – some men looking quite dapper in vests and fedoras, some women wearing bold necklaces and shabby chic get-ups. With quiet fanfare – the group is gathered in a bookstore after all – a man arrives in a grey top hat carrying a large silver-painted wooden spork. I was about to experience my first underground supper club. By Laura Cook Newman

Not much is better than chocolate, but when it comes to creating a workplace environment that sets employees up for success and makes patrons feel welcome, there is one clear winner: Wi-Fi. In fact, a national survey of entrepreneurs and small business IT decision makers found that offering free Wi-Fi works better at keeping customers happy than common “waiting area” conveniences like candy, water or magazines. By Shawn Adamson

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Colorado-based Galvanize, a growing system of campuses intended to accommodate digital entrepreneurs, plans to use a recent $18 million infusion to open new campuses nationwide. Since Galvanize's Denver launch in 2012, the startup community has been quick to embrace the concept of rentable workspaces. By Gigi Sukin

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