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What do you want to see go out of style this year?  Kale?  Skrillex?  Kim Kardashian?  Here’s one I hope will go out of style in business: The Corporate Selfie. What’s that you ask?  It’s that slide businesses have that kicks off their client presentation. You know the one: It shows any or all of the following:  a picture of your building (ho hum), the timeline of your company’s growth (blah, blah, blah) and/or the logos of your best customers (I’m sorry, are you still talking to me?) By Julie Hansen
 
Most employers of home health care workers are aware of the labor law changes affecting their industry starting in January. Many of these employers, however, do not fully appreciate the adjustments they will have to make to their payroll and employment practices to comply with the new rules. Starting Jan. 1  home health care workers classified as “companions”, who are employed by third-part companies, are no longer exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. By Kalen Fraser


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I think the good news is businesses are hiring and jobs are available again. If a worker wants to improve his job prospects, we have apprenticeship programs, a great community college system, and state schools that offer classes at night and on weekends. When the chancellor at CU Colorado Springs asked everyone in the graduating class who was working to pay for college to stand, only a handful of graduates remained seated. The economy really is getting better and the job opportunities are out there! By Tucker Hart Adams

 
 
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The process of finding the right people is not easy, and employment law is a minefield. As employer, following employment “rules” is a must (and very hard for entrepreneurs). It begins with attracting great people; retaining them and treating everyone fairly. Those three skills are key. The best way to handle problem employees is to never hire them in the first place. Good hiring leads to a better workplace and longevity of your reputation and quality. With a startup, this is hard to do because often we are so desperate to get the work done that we hire the warm body and not the person. By Erin Gibbs
 
 
Academia's new course
At the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education, some students want to change careers, says Assistant Dean Armando Parés. “But there are even more folks who want to pick up skills,” he says. Students garner skills to advance their careers, boost earnings and increase job security. “It’s also about job satisfaction,” DU’s McGuire adds. “Because our students are, on average, 36 years old, they have more perspective on how careers fit into their lives.”  By Jamie Siebrase
 

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On a recent visit to a Colorado small town, I saw an old MINI, the British one with the right-drive, and I marveled at how small cars used to be. I had just driven the 2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop, and, given the comparison, I have decided that the new one should be called the MIDI Cooper. It’s still cute, but it isn’t all that small anymore. It isn’t all that British, either. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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You may have noticed that you are paying a lot less at the gas pump then you were even a month ago. To put things in perspective, in the summer of 2008, West Texas Intermediate oil, a benchmark of oil pricing, traded at $140 a barrel. Today, WTI oil sells for less than $76 a barrel, a drop of 45 percent from that all-time high price six years ago. Oil is down 25 percent since July. So what exactly caused this decline, and what do these lower prices mean for the U.S economy and the rest of the world? The explanation lies in simple supply and demand. By Fred Taylor
 
 
Putting Colorado on the digital health care map
Two of Colorado’s primary initiatives are to be the healthiest and most innovative state in the nation.  This challenge was taken on recently in a joint effort between PRIME Health and the Colorado Health Foundation. The result was the 2014 CO Digital Health Challenge. This first time type of collaborative initiative in the country consisted of a $150,000 purse, split into two tracks: connecting applicants with pilot opportunities and/or investment funding. By Triche Guenin
 

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The human race does not exist as self-sufficient organisms. We all pride ourselves as being rugged individualists, yet we have little chance of surviving without each other. Even though we are constantly fighting to become well-balanced people, the greatest people throughout history, the people most lauded as heroes, were highly unbalanced individuals. They simply capitalized on their strengths and downplayed their weaknesses. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Inspirato President David Kallery talks about why his company is a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.
 
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I was on a trip to a prospective client who wanted help crafting strategy and better articulating objectives. The CEO had a great deal of passion for the business, his customers and his employees, but his measures of success were ethereal, more about feel than metrics. If he heard good stories from his workers on the front line and his customers, he was happy. If he heard bad ones, he was upset. Not so his senior managers! They had no idea whether they were winning or losing because they were no longer sure of which metrics mattered. By Todd Ordal
 
 
Every boom goes bust
This is an exciting time to be living in Colorado, as there is an obvious economic boom underway, manifest mostly in visible construction, and it is truly something to behold. And this isn’t just some idle observation: I have been witnessing the booms and busts of our fair state and its capital city up-close for nearly 40 years as a business reporter. Still, I have never seen anything quite like what is happening now. But it begs some serious questions. For one: Who the hell is living in all of the apartments that are springing up everywhere? By Jeff Rundles
 

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I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence (AI) with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity. As I was pondering these differing points of view, it occurred to me that we currently don’t have any real way of measuring the potency of AI. How will we ever know there is a real threat of danger if we have no way of measuring it? By Tom Frey

 
 
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There seems to be a dirty little secret in most businesses: We live or die by the telephone.  Whether your inside sales team is following up on existing customers or your outside sales force is trying to get a foot in the door, the telephone is an essential tool to your company’s success. For the past year or two, we have had a lot of hoopla about social media, and getting clicks on your website, but I’m here to tell you that while this type of branding has its purpose and strengthens marketing campaigns, telephone calls are the essential elements toward starting the sales ball rolling. As we wind down for 2014, let’s take a long, hard look at how you’re using the phone, and what you can do to implement its role in your sales program for the year ahead. By Sam Dobbins
 
 
IPOs: Bold and buzz-worthy
Often initial public offerings are interpreted as symptoms of big things brewing and validation that the rest of the world is watching. Bold, buzz-worthy IPOs secure a spotlight and generous payday for the companies as well as the communities they’re stationed in. But it goes beyond that moment in time. It’s worth noting that public ownership comes at a cost, and the sparkle of the IPO can fade. Public companies spend great deals of time balancing the needs of long-term shareholders alongside the impulses of fast-money traders, and short sellers on the opposite end of the bet, eager to see the stock drop. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Let’s be clear: it is one of the coolest-looking cars on the street. It is sleek, low and in the Austin Yellow Metallic paint job they provided on my evaluation model (a sort of weird, highly noticeable green, really), this car stands out.  But oddly – and this goes a long way to why I didn’t like the car – operating it in the city at normal driving speeds is very unexciting. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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Workplace Resource President & CEO Carla Dore talks about why her company is a Top Company finalist for 2014. Read more.

 

 
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Every company has a team of hardworking people whose job it is to build business and promote growth. But each business has only one employee that works non-stop, around the clock, without ever needing a break: its website. And yet some websites don’t tell a positive story about the businesses they represent. Maybe they’re beautifully designed but don’t include any of the facts a potential customer would look for as they research the product. Maybe a site has all the information a new customer would need, but is poorly organized or is so dense that a site visitor doesn’t stick around long enough to read it. By Keith Roberts
 
 
Trademarks on wheels
The purpose of trademarks is to protect consumers so that they know what they are buying. However, when a company fails and its marks go abandoned, anyone can pick them up and register them as their own – and then sell products under the old venerable brand. Even though I know the new Motobecane has no relationship to the old company, I still am inclined to trust the brand more than a no name brand by the same manufacturer. Other consumers not in the know may be even more inclined. By Kurt Leyendecker
 

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Doug and Nancy Van Reeth had no jobs lined up when they returned to Northern Colorado in April after eight years in Maine. The two met in the late ‘90s at the Loveland Reporter Herald, where he was chief photographer and she was a graphic designer, but they knew they weren’t going back to the shrinking newspaper industry. It didn’t take them long to come up with an alternative. By Mike Taylor

 
 
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Chad McWhinney, CEO of McWhinney Real Estate Services, talks about his company.  Read more.
 
 

 
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Your attitude could be a huge detriment to getting a new position. Do you think you project anger, frustration, a why-me or poor-me attitude? Ask your friends or spouse/partner; they may be a better barometer. If the answer is yes, you’d better change your attitude right away. Any negativity will show up in your body language, facial expression, reactions to questions – and in loads of other, subtle ways. You are not a victim. There are no jobs for victims. Keep in mind that these may be the last years for you to make a difference, to contribute in ways you’ve always dreamed of.  By Gale Dunlap
 
 
Oilfield innovators and water
In August, Riggs Eckelberry flew into Aspen for a renewable energy conference, but perhaps surprisingly, his message concerned traditional energy development. He aimed to talk about his company’s algae-based system to help drillers clean up their water. Water is indeed a major expense for drillers operating in the Wattenberg, Raton and other oil and gas fields in Colorado. In terms of total water consumption, drilling uses only a small fraction of the state’s water. But in some places, even that small quantity causes a steady procession of trucks lumbering along county roads. By Allen Best
 

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In the heart of Denver’s historic and industrial Globeville neighborhood lives a team of angels that whips up nutritious and comforting meals for Colorado residents living with life-threatening illness. Within the walls of an old meat-packing plant turned state-of-the-art institutional kitchen, an army of chefs, staff, and volunteers known as Project Angel Heart make miracles happen weekly. By Laura Cook Newman

 
 
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Chad McWhinney,  CEO and co-founder of McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc., talks about why his company is a 2014 Top Company finaliist. Read more.
 
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Advertising: That single word is the reason for the success and failure of so many businesses. However, it also can be hard to measure or judge its success. Taking a leap with a big advertising budget can certainly be risky, but the upside of building your company on its own success is truly immeasurable. These days, there seem to be so many media outlets and so many different ways to reach your customers and potential customers. And although it seems that some of these new medias are really effective, having so many available choices can make it harder to manage advertising dollars – or at least, it is for us. By John Le Bel
 
 
This gift keeps on giving
Custodial accounts have been around for years and are used to hold and protect assets until a child reaches the age of 21 in Colorado (this age is different in each state). Although there are other options to help the kids financially, such as starting a 529 account for college, opening a 401(k) on their behalf or setting up formal trusts, a custodial account works best in some circumstances. You should investigate all gifting options available to find the one right for you and your child. By Herb White
 

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OpenSnow CEO Joel Gratz started skiing when he was 4 years old and avidly watched The Weather Channel throughout childhood. So, it’s no wonder he became a meteorologist. He started the Colorado Powder Forecast blog and newsletter in 2007 after a ski trip to Breckenridge in 2005, during which 6 inches at Breck was dwarfed by a storm up north. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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One World Labs CTO and founder Chris Roberts talks about why his company is a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.
 

 
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Owning your own business is thrilling, and the thought of calling the shots inspires many entrepreneurial spirits.  Along with the thrill comes the responsibility of dealing with the endless array of employee issues. How personnel matters are addressed can make or break a fledgling company.  Doing it the right way may not always avoid unwanted expense, but it can greatly reduce risks and position your company to flourish. By Daniel Perkins
 
 
Grand Junction bounces back
Grand Junction, which stands in stark contrast to other parts of the state that have come back from the Great Recession. The area is still 3,000 jobs short of its pre-recession level, so now it’s focused on bringing new industries to the region to combat the erosion of jobs, specifically in the oil and gas industry. “For a long time, the economy over here was really humming along,” said Sam Suplizio, a broker with Bray & Co. Commercial in Grand Junction. “We recovered nicely from some of the things in the ‘80s that were so devastating – there was the oil shale crash. Now, we’d like to diversify. The whole energy extraction thing is great, but when it goes away, we really feel the effect.” By Margaret Jackson
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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Nearly everyone today is tapping into the strength of social media. Many businesses have embraced social media as a way to connect with more people—customers and prospects—and to increase sales. Even more people are spending a fortune on social media gurus who promise big fat financial results with little effort.  Don’t believe the hype! Many businesses allocate a significant portion of their budget to social media without a plan to measure a return on that investment. By Liz Wendling
 
 
Sports biz: That's all, folks!
Ten years ago, I wrote the first of what would be many “SportsBiz” columns for ColoradoBiz, examining the marketing and pricing approach adopted by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for a newcomer on the sports scene: the Colorado Mammoth.Tom Philand of Kroenke Sports explained his belief that with the right in-stadium vibe and brand persona, the new professional lacrosse team could be a big draw for young people and families. Thus, he priced the tickets inexpensively, figuring his competition wasn’t so much other sports events as it was a night at the movies. By Stewart Schley
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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Syntes Language Group President & CEO Beatriz Bonnet talks about why her company is a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.

 

 
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Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Is it Superman? No, it’s just another heroic CEO. Resembling Jimmy Olsen in his early career, our hero is somehow transformed by his newly refurbished office on mahogany row into a superhero! These guys (yes, mostly guys) don’t exist much anymore, not because of kryptonite, rather because of an understanding of leadership that wasn’t around when Clark Kent was walking a beat. By Todd Ordal
 
 
Where the trillionaires will be
After considering all the possibilities, the first trillionaire will likely have his or her money in multiple industries. I cringe as I say that, because that’s far less interesting than considering which industry will emerge as the maker of future kings.The intent of creating this list has been to help open people’s thinking about the vast possibilities that lie ahead. My one disclaimer is that earning money is at best a poor way of keeping score when it comes to assessing the true worth of an individual. By Tom Frey
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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Every business must ask, “How do we support mobile sales and service?” How many of our customers have a smartphone and use it to access our mobile websites and to call our call center. Each company, telecom reseller, and solution vendor must ask, “What can we do to proactively support mobility?” Can we add over-the-top offerings to compliment our current solutions? Imagine, for example, leveraging the true multi-media power of smart devices so that customer transactions with you are transformed into efficient mobile “voice with visuals” exchanges. You don’t have to do it alone. Partner with entrepreneurial ventures (large and small) bringing out the new solutions. By Theresa Szczurek
 
 
Survey looks at ACA impact
Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby
 

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The most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now may very well be a band of trillionaires. With their level of influence, the trillionaires may very well determine the clout, power, and status of nations as well as the standing of other groups. So where will these trillionaires come from? Are they simply billionaires in an inflated global economy? Perhaps. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Alcohol is one of the biggest potential issues at company parties. It is best to hold an alcohol-free event, but if alcohol is served, hold the event at an off-site location with a liquor license. Licensed professionals will check IDs before serving guests and cut inebriated drinkers off, if need be. Alcohol consumption can also be limited by providing drink tickets, allowing two drinks per employee. Holding the event or celebration after hours during the week – instead of on the weekend – is another way to help reduce employees’ temptation to drink too much. By Tina Harkness
 
 
Survey looks at ACA impact
Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby
 

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There are many reasons I was so impressed right off the bat, but the chief one was that since the Mazda3 is a high-mileage vehicle – rated 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway – I expected it to be under-powered. Wrong. It is a pocket rocket – the 2.5-liter, 184-hp four-banger feels like a V6 with a whole lot more power. It is fast off the line, it is fast on the highway, and it will accelerate from 60 to 80 for passing in a flash. I was awed. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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As we approach Thanksgiving, consider the invitation to make Thanksgiving a lifestyle, giving thanks for the gift of life and the opportunity to grow in our ability to love and beloved, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Thankfulness and appreciation for all of life as well as the daily invitation for learning that come with the earth school experience provide us all with incredible opportunities for growth. Stress is simply the body’s invitation to identify and adjust our choice of perspective, overall attitude and response to the moments that unfold before us. By Lauren Miller
 
 
Colorado county the nation's booming-est
Weld County boasted the largest percentage increase in employment in the U.S. last year – 6 percent compared to 1.8 percent nationwide – and while it is home to roughly 21,000 active oil and gas wells and produces about 85 percent of all oil and gas in the state, the area’s economic health extends far beyond drilling activity. There’s no doubt, however, that the energy sector has been a catalyst from which secondary or support businesses have blossomed.
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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Although many people may not have heard of it, the ethical will has been around since ancient times and is an important tool for estate planners, clients and litigators to be aware of. Ehical wills began as an oral tradition and as a way to share and pass on a person’s values, life lessons, traditions, morals, ethics, and philosophy. Ethical wills are a means to pass on words of love and wisdom to future generations and are not designed to air grievances and complaints. While ethical wills began as an oral tradition, they have also been memorialized in writing for quite some time. Not surprisingly, people today are using technology to record their ethical wills in new ways. By Morgan Wiener
 
 
Eleven trends for finding fame
No one can deny the brilliance behind the enormously successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that garnered over 1 billion views on YouTube during it peak two month period of July and August of this year. But what triggered its success? It all began when Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, both having been diagnosed with ALS came up with something they called the "Cold Water Challenge." By Tom Frey
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I had a conversation with Axel Rüger, director of the renowned Van Gogh Museum, about what made Van Gogh so famous. Was it his talent, the fact that he cut off his own ear, or a combination of both? As we continued the discussion, perhaps an even bigger question that we debated was whether Van Gogh and his artwork would be more famous or less famous 100 years from now? Naturally, this line of thinking raises many other questions. Is there any kind of formula that can guarantee fame? Does grandstanding, plus talent, equal fame? . By Tom Frey
 
 
Mergers and acquisitions
It’s been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions, and next year could be even busier. Warren Henson, president and senior managing director of investment banking firm Green Manning & Bunch Ltd., said he is seeing a positive trend. “There is more capital to buy companies than there are companies to buy,” he said. “When there is more capital, the valuation levels are really good for really good businesses.” By Nora Caley
 

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Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing health insurance carriers for 2015, according to results of recent statewide survey of small businesses commissioned by Delta Dental of Colorado. Among businesses with five to 49 employees, half are considering changing their insurance carrier next year, while the other half felt “extremely” or “very” confident that they would renew with their current carrier. By Kathy Jacoby

 
 
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Think about some of the famous brands you see every day. Everyone recognizes these brands, and expect a certain experience whether walking into a store selling that brand at the airport on the other side of the country, or a store down the street. Often, the brand has evolved into much more than simply a name that identifies a product. The brand is an experience. And that's the case for many businesses. Even a handyman provides customers with an experience – showing up in a clearly marked vehicle, wearing a clean uniform with name badge, being courteous and professional while explaining the problem and the solution. By Mark Trenner
 
 
Step up absence management
Whether you’re running a small company that’s dealing with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act for the first time or handling absences for a multinational corporation, you need to be aware of your obligations under the law and ready to deal with a variety of complex situations.  Helping employees deal with injury and loss and then helping them get back to work quickly and safely isn’t an easy job, but it’s one worth doing and worth doing well. By Jason Cole
 

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Sarah Welle and Dulcie Wilcox shared a love of good food and cocktails, leading them to launch a company that didn’t offer run-of-the-mill gift baskets, but instead local flair to spare. The result is Colorado Crafted, which they started in early 2013 and now features about 15 local producers ranging from Helliemae’s Caramels to Merfs Hand Grenade Sriracha Sauce. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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Cranium 360 founder Matthew Breman talks about being a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.

 
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I’ve had two family members who moved to Colorado and lived with me for a couple months while they hunted for work. They treated the job hunt as an eight-hour-a-day job in and of itself. Within a few weeks, the more experienced of the two found work as an office manager, her career of choice. The less experienced, who lacked even a high school diploma, found a job at a fast food restaurant and over the following months was able to move from minimum wage to double that by changing employers. A GED and community college are on the horizon. By Tucker Hart Adams
 
 
Top 10 things to do before a divorce
Unless there is a good reason to separate quickly, it is much smarter to remain with possession of the children until you work out a temporary parenting plan. Make sure that you know the children’s teachers, counselors, doctors and other professionals. The last thing you want is to have the school teacher tell an evaluator that they do not know what you look like and have never met you. By Suzanne Griffiths
 

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Each morning, as I brush my teeth, I barely recognize the person in the mirror staring back at me. If I’m the same person I was 20 years ago, then why do I look so different, think so different, and why has my path of progress been so unpredictable? When people are sent to prison, the person coming out is dramatically different than the person going in. By Tom Frey

 
 
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How can I keep focused on dialing when so many are thinking about how to get home or on vacation this time of year?  Easy.  I had some good — no, I had some great -- mentors along the way.  Their guidance and philosophies have helped shape a career that I’m proud of and excited to work on every day possible.  So, when I sit down to my Thanksgiving dinner this year, you can bet I’ll have plenty to express gratitude for. Here are just a few of the people I want to thank now and always: By Sam Dobbins
 
 
The wild world of IPOs
Often initial public offerings are interpreted as symptoms of big things brewing and validation that the rest of the world is watching. Bold, buzz-worthy IPOs secure a spotlight and generous payday for the companies as well as the communities they’re stationed in. But it goes beyond that moment in time. It’s worth noting that public ownership comes at a cost, and the sparkle of the IPO can fade. By Gigi Sukin
 

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The truth is, I really like all three vehicles – I like the way they drive, the visibility, power, roominess and styling. I like all of the systems (the stereo, the climate control, the high-tech access, etc.). If any of the three vehicles were given to me, I would gladly take it and be happy driving it for many years to come. If I was pressed to name a favorite, I suppose I would say the Highlander Hybrid in that it has a hybrid engine and I would feel as though I was being “green” (even if that is mostly a ruse in this configuration). But the key in this scenario is that it would be given to me. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin chats with 2014 GenXYZ winner Arif Gangji, 35, CEO of Neon Rain and co-owner, Visiwick LLC.  Read more.
 
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Diedra Garcia, president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver (and a ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year finalist) was born in Las Vegas, N.M., and moved to Denver when her father enrolled in law school at the University of Denver. Her father returned to New Mexico, leaving her mother and grandmother to raise Garcia and her two sisters in a Southwest Denver neighborhood. Garcia, now 49, took the reins of the 2,300-member Chamber in February after leaving DRG Construction Corp., a commercial contracting firm she operated with her now ex-husband. By Lynn Bronikowski
 
Big Data and the board room
Businesses today now collect billions of additional pieces of digital information on customers, processes, products, competitors and employees. Very few of these bits and bytes of information are significant on their own. But, if compiled in totality and analyzed with today’s powerful computing platforms, they provide vital new insights. As directors, how do we guide management to gather and analyze the data that will enable us to assess performance and make better decisions? By Taylor Simonton
 

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With all the hype and expectations around SDN (Software Defined Networking) these days, there’s also a lot of confusion around what it really means. A year or two ago, the word on the street was that SDN was going to be the answer – it could program the network. But since then we’ve realized that what’s really driving SDN is that it enables dynamic response times, so businesses can quickly adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. So, what exactly is SDN? By Amy Gregory

 
 
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Most business owners are planning on the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner Readiness Survey revealed that over 80 percent of business owners have no formal transition plan. Historically, only 25 percent of businesses up for sale actually sell. Combine the lack of readiness with the historically low success rates for selling a business, and you could be looking at the perfect storm for business owners. Here are five tips to increase your odds for a successful business sale. By Tensie Homan

 
Eco-friendly brewskis
More than a decade ago, the employees of what was then a fledgling brewery in Fort Collins took a vote: Would they get their profit-sharing earnings that year, or would they instead put that money toward a 10-year investment in wind energy? “It was really a defining moment for us,” Katie Wallace says now. By Mike Dano
 

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With all the hype and expectations around SDN (Software Defined Networking) these days, there’s also a lot of confusion around what it really means. A year or two ago, the word on the street was that SDN was going to be the answer – it could program the network. But since then we’ve realized that what’s really driving SDN is that it enables dynamic response times, so businesses can quickly adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. So, what exactly is SDN? By Amy Gregory

 
 
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Your success depends on how well you sell, not how well you play with your toys. Technology gives people the illusion that they are becoming more connected when, in reality, it’s crippling their social skills. Liking, sharing, “favoriting” and commenting on posts might seem like a sincere way to establish or maintain valuable relationships, but no amount of likes or thumbs-up buttons will replace genuine human interaction. If you truly want to stand out and differentiate yourself, you need to step away from technology and step into real conversations. Stop typing and texting and start talking! By Liz Wendling

 
More endangered jobs
The question remains, will technology become a net-destroyer of jobs or a net-creator? For each of the endangered jobs listed above, I can easily come up with several logical offshoots that may amount to a net increase in jobs.As an example, traditional lawyers may transition into super-lawyers handling 10 times the caseload of lawyers today. By Tom Frey
 

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With all the hype and expectations around SDN (Software Defined Networking) these days, there’s also a lot of confusion around what it really means. A year or two ago, the word on the street was that SDN was going to be the answer – it could program the network. But since then we’ve realized that what’s really driving SDN is that it enables dynamic response times, so businesses can quickly adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. So, what exactly is SDN? By Amy Gregory

 
 
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Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety. If you’ve not heard the phrase “technological unemployment,” brace yourself; you’ll be hearing it a lot over the coming years. Technology is automating jobs out of existence at a record clip, and it’s only getting started  By Tom Frey

 
Back in Boulder: Rick George
Fixing a department drowning in debt, hemorrhaging customers, with apathy among donors and competitors relishing every chance to rub the Buffaloes’ noses in it, hardly seemed like a dream job. Yet Rick George left behind a lucrative vice president position with the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball to dive into a restoration project in Boulder few thought could be accomplished. By Kyle Ringo
 

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With all the hype and expectations around SDN (Software Defined Networking) these days, there’s also a lot of confusion around what it really means. A year or two ago, the word on the street was that SDN was going to be the answer – it could program the network. But since then we’ve realized that what’s really driving SDN is that it enables dynamic response times, so businesses can quickly adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. So, what exactly is SDN? By Amy Gregory

 
 
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So, I'm in at a new client, and inevitably that client asks, "How do you make this cold-calling stuff look so easy?"  Same thing happens with prospects. They shake their heads in amazement over what I can produce with just a few dials of the phone. I can get contact information, qualify a lead (or more appropriately, DISqualify them), learn interesting industry news, and more. My prospects and clients envision huge new streams of income with my demonstrations. You'd think I was a magician and not just a cold-call guy. By Sam Dobbins

 
Academia charts a new course
As demand for education increases and more working professionals seek continuous development, local schools have adapted accordingly. The result is a lot of options. “With so many choices, the important thing for adult learners is identifying their goals,” says Michael McGuire, Dean of University College at the University of Denver. By Jamie Siebrase
 

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With all the hype and expectations around SDN (Software Defined Networking) these days, there’s also a lot of confusion around what it really means. A year or two ago, the word on the street was that SDN was going to be the answer – it could program the network. But since then we’ve realized that what’s really driving SDN is that it enables dynamic response times, so businesses can quickly adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. So, what exactly is Software Defined Networking? By Amy Gregory

 
 
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I have had many clients over the years who find themselves mucking through a mid-life crisis because of being stretched so thin they can barely see straight, let alone keep their identity intact. According to Webster, the definition of energy is your capacity for action. When your capacity for action is syphoned into one or two areas of your life, there is not a lot left for the other areas that perhaps align with your core values this holiday season. One of the biggest energy leaks in terms of our capacity for action occurs when we do not close the action loop of behavior and move on to another task. By Lauren Miller

 
Who stepped up during Colorado's epic flood?
No one who lived through the flood of September 2013 or followed it in the media will ever forget it. Flood waters along the Front Range forced the evacuation of more than 18,000 people and destroyed over 1,850 homes. More than 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges were damaged. Ten people died. A year later, families and communities are still recovering from it.
 

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Sometime in the early nineties, we decided that we were causing some of our own problems because we weren’t training our own salesmen. Business was good and growing, but we wanted to make our team better. So for 10 or so years we ran classes and asked everyone who attended to rank, in order of importance, a dozen reasons they might go to work for a company. The list included items like: Working Hours, Ethical Company, Growth Opportunity, Salary, Guaranteed Advancement, Paid Vacation and Leadership Training. By Pat Wiesner

 
 
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In between the highs and lows, a little recognition can go a long way in keeping a team together when the going gets tough. It’s easy to take a colleague, a boss or an employee for granted and assume they know you “see” the quality of their work, their drive, their productivity, and their dedication to the company. It’s a common oversight, but it can be hurtful to both the employee and the boss – even though such an oversight is often unintentional, and even surprising for the manager to realize. It takes time to communicate, to express thanks – and if the business world is short on anything, it’s time. By Erin Gibbs

 
Reading for the plane
Here's some reading to take along on your next businss trip: Take Command Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business by Jake Wood. The founder and CEO of Team Rubicon and an ex-Marine sniper applies lessons in leadership and teamwork from the disaster zone and battlefield to show how to be a “first responder” in business. By Tracy Houston
 

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This is my last “SportsBiz” column, as I’m heading off to international adventures that will take me away from the market. My hope is that in small ways, over the years this column has helped shine a light on the ideas, people and companies that are doing creative things to advance sports business in the state. Here are some parting words from the wayback machine, an excerpt from a column I wrote in 2006 about business lessons I learned from participating in sports management on a personal level, as a longtime youth baseball and softball coach. My advice to managers everywhere was this: By Stewart Schley

 
 
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Perhaps you saw this miniseries, one of the best things I’ve seen on television, depicting real soldiers in WWII. It dawned on me that the most engaged, committed teams I’ve been part of or worked with had much in common with the Band of Brothers soldiers. I’m not delusional. Nothing we do in business will match the bravery or sacrifice of soldiers in war, but some themes are common. A business band of brothers shares a common foxhole. They know one another well because they spend a good deal of time together. By Todd Ordal

 
Oilfield innovators drawn to water
In August, Riggs Eckelberry flew into Aspen for a renewable energy conference, but perhaps surprisingly, his message concerned traditional energy development. He aimed to talk about his company’s algae-based system to help drillers clean up their water. “They will save money, which to me is a pretty attractive case of win-win,” said Eckelberry, chief executive of OriginOil. By Allen Best
 

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This is an exciting time to be living in Colorado, as there is an obvious economic boom underway, manifest mostly in visible construction, and it is truly something to behold. And this isn’t just some idle observation: I have been witnessing the booms and busts of our fair state and its capital city up-close for nearly 40 years as a business reporter. Still, I have never seen anything quite like what is happening now. But it begs some serious questions. For one: Who the hell is living in all of the apartments that are springing up everywhere? By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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The boom and bust in the energy industry on Colorado’s Western Slope has taken its toll on Grand Junction, which stands in stark contrast to other parts of the state that have come back from the Great Recession. The area is still 3,000 jobs short of its pre-recession level, so now it’s focused on bringing new industries to the region to combat the erosion of jobs, specifically in the oil and gas industry.  to fund startups. Hedge funds are once again  By Margaret Jackson

 
Only billionaires need apply
Five Colorado billionaires cracked this year’s Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, led again by Charlie Ergen. The DISH Network chairman and founder’s estimated net worth of $17.2 billion placed him 26th in the ranking. Other Coloradans on the list, released in advance of Forbes’ October issue: No. 40: Philip Anschutz, investor in energy, real estate and entertainment ($11.1 billion); No. 60: John Malone, Cable TV magnate ($7.6 billion); No. 90: James Leprino of the Leprino Foods cheese empire ($3 billion). By Mike Taylor
 

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I've noticed a growing trend of Top 10 lists on various sites. There are even Top 10 lists dedicated to why Top 10 lists are so popular. And I see why people like these lists - easy to assimilate and plays into our bullet point world. Is 10 the magic number though? Is five seen as too few, and 20 out of the question? With everything around us moving faster and commanding our attention, I'd argue that we should limit, not expand our focus. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying you shouldn't multitask, which would be absurd advice in this day and age. By Derek Murphy

 
 
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Every day, I’m reading about a new thing in the startup world. Big corporations are splitting in two or spinning off divisions that are being funded by VC firms. The amount of VC investment each quarter is growing, with us now in the $10 billion / quarter zone, rather than the $10 billion a year zone. Strategic investment is in vogue again, with virtually every large public company trying to figure out how to fund startups. Hedge funds are once again allocating big money to private companies and lots of cross-over public company investors are trying to get large dollars into private companies pre-IPO. By Brad Feld
 
Denver Investor Pulse Poll
Men – either themselves or on behalf of their spouse – more often take the lead on how to fund retirement.  At the same time, women – either themselves or on behalf of their spouse – more often take the lead in discussions about their own health and also about their spouse/partner’s health. Joint discussions about planning for an unexpected serious illness increase by age, from 68 percent among those age 25-54 and 69 percent of those 55-64 to 84 percent among those age 65 or older. By Keith Robinson
 

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Nine years ago, a group of about 75 architects, engineers, contractors and developers gathered in LoDo to answer a call for potential developers capable of spearheading an urban project of nearly unprecedented scope, complexity and stakeholder interest: redeveloping – reinventing, really – the historic Union Station area in downtown Denver. Mark Falcone was there when his friend Mark Smith walked in, scanned the crowded room and sat down next to him. By Suzie Romig

 
 
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Social selling can be tricky. There are no real rules other than the golden rule: Treat other people as we would wish to be treated ourselves. That means that you need to stop sending emails that are all about you! Stop focusing on yourself and start concentrating on your prospects needs and goals. Prospects have no desire to read emails filled with the details of what you do and how you do it. They don’t care about you. They care about themselves. They don’t care about your company. They care about their own company. And finally, they don’t care about your products or services. They care about results. By Liz Wendling
 
New school aims to prepare students for STEM careers
Serial entrepreneur Vic Ahmed believes massive debt incurred by college students hinders their career development and future education options, ultimately depriving the country the full use of some of its brightest minds. He’s one of the driving forces behind the STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion, set to debut in Centennial this fall with the aim of preparing students for the work force or to start their own companies right out of high school. By Mike Taylor
 

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In 2004, scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester, used adhesive tape to lift a thin layer of carbon from a block of graphite, and placed it on a silicone wafer. They had created was a two-dimensional form of carbon known as graphene, and in 2010 they received the Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery. But that’s only part of the story. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Recently, a friend gave me a gift that included this tantalizing quote from clergyman Robert Schuller: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Definitely a question to spark the imagination. After rethinking every single aspect of my life, the question took me to leadership, because I believe that uncertainty is the biggest challenge facing leaders today. How do you charge into the future with the kind of drive and passion that motivates others to follow when you have no sense for what that future might hold? By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

 
Understanding sanctions on Russia
In September, the U.S. Treasury Department, acting under the authority granted by President Obama's Executive Order 13662, materially escalated sanctions against Russia, imposing a broad-based package of restrictions on Russian entities operating within Russia’s defense and related materiel sector. The U.S. Department of the Treasury extended targeted financial sanctions to Russia’s largest bank, deepened existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expanded sanctions in Russia’s energy sect