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A Colorado federal jury reportedly awarded $15 million recently to 11 workers who claimed they had been subject to workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation because of their race and national origin. What can you learn from this significant discrimination verdict? Even if the verdict is later reversed or reduced, you can learn what not to do when managing a racially and ethnically diverse workforce. By Mark Wiletsky

Management is one of humankind's most complex activities. And, while it should never be defined as "telling people what to do and having them do it", it has everything to do with communicating clear expectations. In fact, when you can communicate clear expectations, you are 80 percent of the way to successful management. What do you do if your present management team falls into that uninspiring 95 percent? You must train and develop them to meet the above standards. By Larry Valant


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Stress is simply the power we give to outside circumstance to define our worth, value and what we believe we are capable of handling successfully. Let’s face it, we live in a society that judges success by numbers. which has led us to the unhealthy conclusion that unless we have something physical to show for the work that we do in this world -- awards, degrees, titles, books sold, money earned, programs attended -- then our work has little value. By Lauren Miller

 
 
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In 1997, a Steamboat Springs-based snowboarder named Gary Hammerslag had one of those insights that makes consumers lives’ easier and entrepreneurs wealthy. Hammerslag saw something that wasn’t there, a niche nobody had noticed. And he asked a question: Why is it everybody is paying attention to the bottom of shoes, and no one takes notice of the top? Why is it, in other words, that shoes nowadays can behave like a tire tread or a tire pump, a rocking chair or a bed of nails but – whether cloth or leather laces or Velcro – hardly anybody can close them properly? By David Lewis 

Colorado continues to enjoy a favorable business environment. In Denver, we’re seeing a number of small and mid-sized businesses investing in additional equipment to keep up with a growing demand for their products and services. Thanks to a growing economy and favorable borrowing terms in 2015, many small and mid-sized companies are turning to equipment financing to drive growth. Here are the factors driving the trend – and how Colorado companies can prosper. By Kirk Fronckiewicz


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Be prepared for group interviews. It is possible and even likely that if you are at a VP Level or above, you will be given a group interview of some sort or another. These are the most difficult interviews, but they are survivable. Understand that you’ll have certain predictable players. By John Heckers

 
 
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Over scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital (he had yogurt), we talked about immigration reform and our broken immigration system. Both Jeff and I have been working hard on making it much easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to get visas to start their companies in the U.S. Both of us have been unsuccessful in our efforts at a national level. At the end of the discussion, we decided to start the Global EIR Coalition to open source our approach and try to help every state in the U.S. implement a similar program. By Brad Feld

Ryan Martin has been making jeans to order from raw denim since 2012. Priced at $335 and largely sold to European customers, W.H. Ranch Dungarees are the rare luxury good that double as durable work wear—one rancher wore his pair daily for months without serious damage. Inspirations: Family and the mass market. “My mom’s a fifth-generation pattern maker and sewer,” says Martin “My jeans definitely have a Lee influence.” By Eric Peterson


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People's engagement with work is directly affected by their experience within their organization. In other words, if you are the manager, you are responsible for creating an engaging work climate. If you don't want turnover to be the next drain on your budget, keep these tips in mind. By Derek Murphy

 
 
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In our business lives, the start of a new fiscal year causes us to look ahead to what we want to accomplish. But I don’t believe you have to wait until Jan. 1 to set resolutions that will change your personal or professional path. I also don’t believe that you have to wait to start what you know needs to be done. “Do it now!” is my motto. Most recently, I set goals in October, announcing to my team that the next 12 months will be a year of numbers. The salesperson in me would love to be spontaneous and make decisions based on my gut instincts. By Kendra Lee

Al Laws teamed with ex-Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey distiller Jake Norris to create premium whiskey concocted with barley grown by family farms in Colorado. The bourbon aged for a full 34 months before it hit the market in fall 2014. In an environment where many upstart distilleries buy pre-aged spirits and slap on their label, the patient approach has paid off. Batch #1 sold out in eight weeks, as did Batch #2. Batch #3 was bottled in early 2015. By Eric Peterson


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Economists and business leaders acknowledge that openness to disruption is key to creative innovation, but many companies struggle with it. To get a better understanding of how a company can spur creativity, we talked with Michel Laprise, director of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities, Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, currently touring in North America.  He emphasized three key concepts. By Gil Gruber

 
 
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If you want your customer’s trust, you have it earn it. You have to build it. You have to work to consistently keep it. Trust is built over time. It can be lost in seconds. Trust is the single biggest motivator of buyer behavior. Trust is the key component to establishing a successful buyer/seller relationship. Building relationships is the key to sales success. Trust is the foundation. Customers have negative perceptions of salespeople because selling itself had been associated with manipulation, dishonesty and trickery. That stereotype of untrustworthy, lying salespeople still comes back to haunt the sales professional every day. By Liz Wendling

Many of us spend years carefully working and planning for a comfortable retirement. We assume our retirement savings are protected to some extent. Unfortunately, there are uncontrollable and often unpredictable external variables at play, such as the rising cost of health care. Have you ever considered what may happen if you or your spouse required long-term care? By Shelley Ford


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Centennial-based Evolution Digital LLC is a different kind of family business that not only survived, but is due to bump revenues from $14 million in 2010 to $109 million in 2014 to $200 million this year. Sounds pretty good, right? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, folks, because in the next three to five years the company looks forward to sales more in the region of $500 million. By David Lewis

 
 
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Questions about experience are common when a business is on the hunt for a potential agency or firm. ‘How many other health care companies have you worked with?’ ‘How many finance-related companies?’ For many, prior experience is what proves competence. But that mentality can work to the detriment of the client. When members of a team have worked on the same kind of project again and again, it’s easy to simply go down a standard checklist, ticking each box, doing things the same way they have always been done. By Clark Atkinson

Learning languages, filing patents, creating art or producing a documentary all involve unique forms of learning. Should Microdegrees be formed around a single topic or a combination of multiple topics? Colleges have created specific taxonomies for categorizing credits like math, social sciences, humanities, etc. But MicroCredits are far more granular in nature, creating the potential for new ways of grouping and qualifying skills. By Tom Frey


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From coworking space creators Battery 621 and Industry, a new collaborative office concept is set to come online at 38th Avenue and Blake Street in the River North neighborhood of downtown Denver in early 2016. Stride, the health-tech-centric company space provider, will serve as the venue for the cross-pollination and innovation among the health, wellness and technology communities, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. By Gigi Sukin

 
 
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People do business, not social media pages. Don’t get me wrong: I sincerely believe that social media has a great place in any marketing campaign. But I work on sales. And even though I’m not pushing a sale each time I pick up the phone, I am hunting for the next great relationship.  And everyone in sales today agrees that the relationship sale is the strongest possible form of selling. By Sam Dobbins

James Viola and Robert LaPoint launched Frontière in 2009. After brokering meats for the first three years, they bought processing equipment and went into production. Bison represents about two-thirds of sales and Frontière also sells organic beef, chicken and pork. “Bison has become more of a national thing,” says Viola. “People are just getting more health-conscious.” Frontière owns a herd in Colorado. “They’re not nearly as challenging as raising cattle,” Viola notes.“They’re very hardy, naturally wild animals.” But there are some wrinkles, he adds. By Eric Peterson


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According to Edevate President Gordon Rogers, “Our goal is to reinvent credentialing. This is similar to the introduction of iTunes, which offered consumers the option to purchase a single track instead of the entire album.” Expanding the notion of credentialing, Edevate plans to offer Microdegrees to students completing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), coding schools and other competency-based programs. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Linda Appel Lipsius, co-founder and CEO of Teatulia Organic Teas, talks about why her company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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As a result of this new banking era, many borrowers are unable to obtain traditional financing and are now looking at other sources for their cash needs.  Assuming that you have exhausted traditional small business financing avenues (and explored a home equity line of credit on your property) and that you do not want to bring in a partner that could dilute your equity, what are your options? Fortunately alternatives are available to traditional bank financing. By Glen Weinberg

Lakshmi Puri recently told the United Nations that gender equality is “humanity’s biggest project.” In the U.S., Women comprise about 47 percent of the total workforce but hold only 14 percent of senior executive positions and 17 percent of board seats. It is important to maintain focus on the essential role that women occupying more leadership positions plays in making the U.S. and the world a better place to work and live. By M.L. Hanson


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WÜF co-founder and CEO Sean Kelly grew up with dogs and invisible fences. Now he’s looking to take the concept into the 21st century. After getting an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Kelly was spurred to start the company and a family dog got loose and was killed by a car. “That prompted this back to the forefront,” he says. “After we lost our dog through very avoidable circumstances, I saw it as something that needed to happen – and I needed to do it.” By Eric Peterson

 
 
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Marrick Medical CEO Perry Rickel and company President Naul Manthe talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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When we started Techstars in 2006, the concept of a mentor was very fuzzy. There were many people who called themselves “advisors” to startups, including the entire pantheon of service providers. While the word mentor existed, it was usually a 1:1 relationship, where an individual had a “mentor”. It was also more prevalent in corporate America, where to make your way up the corporate ladder you needed a “mentor”, “sponsor”, or a “rabbi.” At the time, we had no real clue what the relationship between mentor and founder would be. We knew that we wanted real engagement. By Brad Feld

About one-third of the 2014 S&P 500 board appointments had no previous public company board experience. While adding first-time directors with no board experience is a step away from tradition, the advantages can far outweigh the risks.  As Einstein stated, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” In a disruptive era, a progressive board prepares for and anticipates critical incidents outside of the steady state and recruits board candidates from that framework. By Tracy Houston


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Most business golfers have seen this dozens of times: You bring a client to lunch and then a round of golf. His phone rings often and because he’s in the middle of a crisis, he answers every call and makes few of his own. On more than a few holes, he is talking on the phone when it’s his turn to hit. The others in your group are waiting impatiently for him. By Keith DuBay

 
 
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I’ve seen many companies implement intricate, elegant, dynamic marketing platforms aimed at touching their customers with a total disregard for proper planning, process, metrics, cadence and content. Here are a few thoughtful steps to avoid that precarious methodology. Successful marketing automation – defined as technologies that are designed for organizations to effectively market digitally via multiple channels and automate repetitive tasks and follow up actions – hinges on these several factors that address customers where, when and how they are interested in your company.  Adhering to these five steps can generate loads of actionable data, build rapport with existing customers and turn prospects into long-term relationships. By Nancy Stillwell

Is there an inheritance in your future? So often we wait until the last minute to decide how we will handle an inheritance and then find out too late we made an unwise decision. Don’t let that happen to you. Before the inheritance arrives, ask yourself these questions. By Herb White


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When I was a kid first falling in love with sports, I spent countless hours in the backyard pretending I was one of my favorite players for the Denver Broncos or Chicago Cubs. Last fall, I kept harkening back to those days as I conducted some personal research on the world of playing daily fantasy sports on the Internet. Instead of pretending to be wide receiver Rick Upchurch or shortstop Ivan de Jesus making diving catches, I was now the guy in the suit in the luxury box, peering down on the talent I had assembled, hoping for big returns. By Kyle Ringo

 
 
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Recruiters only give your resume 20 to 30 seconds of air time before moving on to the next candidate—that is, if they even see your resume at all. The black hole known only to job seekers is officially referred to in the recruiting world as the Applicant Tracking System. This effective tool allows recruiters to be more efficient with their time, but frustrates job seekers daily. So how can you beat the system, entice the hiring manager to look a little longer, or maybe even pick up the phone to learn a little bit more about your qualifications? By Shawna Simcik

Denver’s explosive growth is no secret. According to the Brookings Institution, Denver’s population has grown as much since 2010 as it did during the previous decade. While that swelling has been stealing headlines, the changing dynamics of business and cultural arts in the city spins a unique tale as well. At the epicenter of these shifts is the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. By Whitney Van Cleave


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How many laws are affecting you as you’re reading this today? If you think you know the answer, I will tell you you’re lying, and there is a law against lying how many laws there are. I have to admit that I have no idea how many laws truly exist in the U.S. But then again, neither does anyone else. They’re simply not countable. There is no central place for our laws, no common form, style, or accessibility requirements; only some level of hope that once enacted, people will pay attention to them. By Tom Frey

 
 
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We are now researching different ways to help us stay ahead of the game, and as hiring gets more competitive and difficult, we want to be prepared to go that extra mile. We need to be competitive and be thought of as a place where perspective employees want to go, because this ultimately leads us to growth. We know employees are a key element our growth plans, and we want them to understand how much we value them for it. By John Le Bel

To initially stimulate prospects’ interest and engage them in conversation during a prospecting call or in any other setting, you must be able to make them aware of and focus their attention on a meaningful and relevant challenge they face—a goal they are attempting to achieve, a problem they are attempting to solve or an important issue they have yet to recognize. The problem or goal should be one that is efficiently, effectively and uniquely addressed by your product or service. By Gary Harvey


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He seemed to understand that a leader’s job is not to be better than everyone on the team, but to bring out the best in each team member and thus make each successful. He is good enough to have the top spot in any salsa band, but if he couldn’t build a team, he would be traveling as a one-man show. Going to that concert reminded me of a basic leadership principle: Leaders are good at building people and team, not at climbing to the top over others. By Pat Wiesner

 
 
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My definition of culture is “the sum of the behaviors that you reward and accept.” Period. I came to this definition after helping numerous companies codify and fix or change their culture. I assure you that I didn’t look at “values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits,” because we wanted to finish the project before Vladimir Putin turned into a saint. If there are two great questions to understanding an organization’s culture, they are, “Who are the heroes around here?” and “What is most likely to get me fired?” By Todd Ordal

A recent decision by the Supreme Court will have attorneys and business paying more attention to what are known as “adversary proceedings” before the United States Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Adversary proceedings are basically mini administrative trials that are conducted when one party believes that it will be harmed by the USPTO allowing the registration of a trademark to a third party. By Peter Lemire


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As far as gerunds go, manufacturing is a pretty broad one. In Colorado alone, it encompasses robotic welding, machining and plating parts of all kinds, fermenting grains, distilling mash, cutting, sewing, carving, curds, whey, you name it. The origin of the word says it all: Manufacturing is derived from the Latin manu factum: made by hand. Of course, it’s not just hands anymore. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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If you’re a small business owner, it’s likely you’ve accumulated as much clutter as Denver did snow this winter. Now is a great time to be motivated by the sunshine and embrace spring cleaning for your physical and virtual offices. A clean and organized workspace will make for a happier and more rewarding work experience. Below are five tips to freshen up your office environment, increase employee satisfaction and become an overall more productive business. By Eugene Chi

A consistent, fully functioning, board of directors helps avoid activist challenges. Further, involved oversight is essential to counter the presentation of a short slate of director replacements from activists. A target company is presumptive if it believes that a short slate of director nominees by activists will not be more competent and engaged than the slate of directors put forth by the company’s nomination/governance committee. By Taylor Simonton


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The Watering Bowl on Leetsdale Drive in Southeast Denver is a place where dogs are free to romp outside on a 9,000-square-foot turf play area while their owners sip beer and eat pizza or wings. Plenty of bars in Denver allow leashed dogs on their patios, but brothers Justin and Jerad Henry envisioned something grander when they opened the Watering Bowl. They dubbed the place “Your Best Friend’s Bar,” and it’s an apt moniker. By Mike Taylor

 
 
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Ten years ago, I was a new mother to my second son and my daughter was not yet a consideration. My husband was still in the thick of residency training at Mayo Clinic. We both had entrepreneurial fire to create something of our own and, unlike most of our peers, we were risk-takers. In 2006, we landed in Pueblo, and my husband started work at St. Mary Corwin Hospital as a partner in a radiology group. By 2010, we opened our first clinic, and now in 2015, we have six clinics, thousands of patients treated, numerous awards, 50-plus employees and more growth in the works. Here’s what I learned along the way. By Erin Gibbs

Real estate agent by day, Aaron Wagner started making his great-great-grandmother’s ketchup recipe in 2012. Three years later, he’s making 100-gallon batches and selling pallets of the stuff to stores and restaurants. What: Elevation Organic is a condiment for foodies. All ingredients are organic and there’s no corn syrup. An all-new vindaloo-spiced variety launched in late 2014. By Eric Peterson


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The number of golf rounds played has tapered off by roughly a fourth from the high in 1988 due to the Great Recession and a variety of other reasons, but don’t tell that to business people. Golf remains an excellent way to foster business relationships. “Golf absolutely fits into my business strategy, but it doesn’t feel like work, which is what makes it so successful,” said Russ Petrin, first vice president-wealth management with Morgan Stanley. By Keith DuBay
 
 
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Happens all the time: The sales manager comes in fuming because leads aren’t filling your company’s pipeline. Your teleprospecting team blames the lack of leads on the quality of your list. Your sales manager and your marketing manager fight it out in management meetings, and the final result is -- status quo. As a teleprospecting professional, wouldn’t you like to break this frustrating cycle? You can! As a lover of the phone, I know that a lot of good money is left on the table because of one essential corner that is constantly cut. By Sam Dobbins

Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing, and with some exceptions, are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. U.S.-based employers can run into trouble when attempting to impose those same testing requirements on a foreign division or subsidiary. By Danielle Urban


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My dad was a construction contractor who refused to build homes. He concluded emotions are too high when it’s someone’s “dream” house. Completion is in the eye of the beholder and there is nothing worse than working for someone with little sense of reason or fairness. Actually there is something worse – becoming the target of a group with far greater power seeking substantial personal gain. This is the current state of homebuilding in communities that do not limit construction defect litigation. By Tom Binnings
 
 
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The process for creating weatherproof outerwear hasn’t changed for close to 40 years, according to Voormi co-founder Dustin English. Three separate layers – a base, a face textile and a rubber-glove-like waterproof membrane – are glued together, resulting in a laminated construction referred to as a “sandwich.” Now, Pagosa Springs-based Voormi has changed the game. By Morgan Tilton
 

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Toyota/Lexus hybrids have always impressed, but they dropped the ball on this 300h NX Lexus. They say the engine in this buggy is a 2.5-liter in-line four coupled with an electric powerplant to make up the hybrid, and that combined it puts out some 194 hp. If that is true, the horses in this case should have left for the glue factory some time ago. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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If you’re seeking options and opportunities for successful self-employment, the May 30 “Un-Job Fair” is an event not to be missed! Colorado Free University is hosting its sixth annual, workshops and speaker-driven presentation complete with national presenters and authors who specialize in self-employment and entrepreneurial startups. As a new teacher to CFU myself, and curious about this affordable adult learning facility, I recently had the pleasure of meeting with its President, Dr. Helen Hand. What is CFU? By Esty Atlas

Are all our accomplishments just stepping-stones to something else that we don’t know or understand yet? Does the fact that we can ask questions like these, ponder the unponderable, think the unthinkable, and accomplish things that no other species can accomplish, somehow give us a higher purpose? If we limit our thinking to solving past problems, we can only see a very narrow spectrum of our larger purpose. But who gets to decide what that is, and how will that expand over time? By Tom Frey


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Alex Bogusky joined Miami-based ad agency Crispin and Porter as art director in 1989, but he never saw himself as a “lifer” anywhere. He added his surname to the agency’s nameplate in less than a decade and racked up industry accolades, awards and an affinity for outside-the-box campaigns. But in October 2010, Bogusky announced via Twitter he would be pursuing new ventures. By Gigi Sukin

 
 
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There is a saying coined by Benjamin Graham (a legend in the field of security analysis) that is probably one of the most insightful comments on the nature of stock markets. Graham said, "Price is what you pay; value is what you get." While this sounds simple, it hits at the core of what is most challenging about investing. As markets bid up stock prices, investors assume there must be a fundamental reason for it. Contrary to what many investors and salesmen on Wall Street think, Graham recognized that there are many times when price does not come close to equaling value. By Fred Taylor

With the urban battle-for-parking scenario worsening in Colorado’s metro areas, smart cars offer a glimmer of hope. The pint-sized vehicles can be squeezed with ease into smaller curbside spots, and they’re available to car-share members anytime. Owned by the car-share company Car2Go, the fleet of Denver’s 450 eco-friendly smart cars first hit the streets in June 2013. Now, less than two years later, the Colorado-based business has increased by 150 cars and is up to 31,000 members. By Morgan Tilton


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Few people realize that humanity today is being confined to a macro-bubble. Our limited grasp of today’s technology, coupled with our limited understanding of the world, and just the limitations of being human, blind us from seeing our true potential. In short, we’re living our lives as bubble people, limiting our view of the world to what we know, what we can prove, and what “the experts” say is possible. By Tom Frey

 
 
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InLine Media President Ilene Nathanson talks about why her company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
Eric Gutknecht, president and CEO of Continental Sausage, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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Chances are, your human resource professionals know the law and the protocols your business has in place so they can ensure they are followed. Your supervisors, however, may not.  If they don’t, they may not have the knowledge they need to alert your in‑house human resource experts. For example, imagine an employee with a recently‑diagnosed medical problem—potentially a disability—struggling to perform the essential functions of their job. By Pamela Howland

Lately, the buzz around companies that account for environmental and social impacts on par with profits has been rising. Yet as the discussion has spread, so has the confusion over what constitutes a B Corp and how it’s different from a benefit corporation. As a result, it’s fairly common to see a company that has registered as a benefit corporation declare that it’s a B Corp. Or, a corporation that has achieved Certified B Corp status will refer to itself as a benefit corporation. By Kerby Meyers


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Part of top-tier Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School brought its Executive MBA program to Denver in 2013. Edith Varley, Olin’s director of discernment, says the 20-month program turns your career aspirations into qualifications that “make you hard to copy in a market full of lookalikes,” and is underscored by a professional-development process the EMBA team calls “Olinization.” By Stuart Bunderson

 
 
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So how do we overcome the stereotypes and discrimination that hold back the careers of our wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters—especially when the status quo harms us all, both financially and morally? The data are in—and have been for many years. It’s time for equality. I have two suggestions to add to the excellent advice that’s out there for women who look. The first is: ladies, find your confidence and please communicate it. Women notoriously ask for less compensation than their male counterparts. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Part of top-tier Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School brought its Executive MBA program to Denver in 2013. Edith Varley, Olin’s director of discernment, says the 20-month program turns your career aspirations into qualifications that “make you hard to copy in a market full of lookalikes,” and is underscored by a professional-development process the EMBA team calls “Olinization.” By Stuart Bunderson


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I drove and reviewed these two vehicles just last fall, and I mentioned that to the Toyota people when we were discussing what was available. They seemed to think that the 2015 models were somehow different. Aside from a couple of minor design changes, the only change that really matters is the base price: The exact same Limited 3.5-liter, seven-passenger Sienna with AWD carried a base price last year of $41,700; this year they upped it to $42,780. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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Fear is simply a label we place on a situation we do not feel capable of handling successfully. As soon as we categorize a situation in the fearful file, we render ourselves limited in our capacity to show up with our greatest strengths and talents in life. What do you fear? Public speaking? Leadership positions? Conflict resolution? To help break the fear/anxiety loop from stealing your show, explore the following steps. By Lauren Miller

Part of top-tier Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School brought its Executive MBA program to Denver in 2013. Edith Varley, Olin’s director of discernment, says the 20-month program turns your career aspirations into qualifications that “make you hard to copy in a market full of lookalikes,” and is underscored by a professional-development process the EMBA team calls “Olinization.” By Stuart Bunderson


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Everyone knows someone with a narcissistic personality. Often, it is someone of power that shows the extreme symptoms of narcissism. Even a few leaders in the ancient world believed they were gods. I hope those times are done. A narcissist, by definition, is a personality trait of egotism, vanity or simple selfishness. They have grandiose visions about their own importance and believe they are special. In a sense, narcissism is arrogance on steroids. By Derek Murphy