The Lodge at Flying Horse is poised to become one of Colorado’s desirable resort meeting destinations. The 48-room resort has a “Rocky Mountain Tuscan” style and is now accepting reservations.
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Though each of us is part of the walking wounded at least some of the time, we tend to forget all of the things others may be carrying on their backs that affect their mood, behavior or performance. When someone doesn’t meet our expectations we typically jump to judgment of the “rude” person who accidentally lets the door close in our face or the “lazy” food server who doesn’t immediately take our order. When it comes to understanding and reacting to the crosses that others might be bearing, the Golden Rule often disappears. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Denver apartment developers are researching the best ways to make sure that their buildings are efficient and sustainable for years to come.  Some of their recent discoveries include installing fuel cells into buildings as a way to harness a building’s continuous release of energy and power and recycling it for future use.  Quality construction with a focus on sustainability is the key to any building’s success into the future.  Designing the project to the sustainable principles of LEED standards continues to be a focus. By Erik Hagevik


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The rules of making money and making deals have shape-shifted in an era of greater uncertainty and transparency. There is an increasing expectation of "full disclosure" in every part of our world, customers are more savvy, and employees expect to play a part in decisions that used to be executive territory. The job of leading a company is more precarious and difficult than ever. By Lisa Jackson
 
 
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Best-selling author Dr. TC North talks about the power of passion to fuel greatness both personally and professionally. Read more.
 
Mother-son team of Geil and Morgan Browning talk about why their company, Emergenetics International, is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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In my consulting, I have found one of the distinguishing traits of passionate, high-performing organizations is an obsessive focus by the people in it on both the what and the how of their business. The what in business is the one thing for which the business is known. What product or service differentiates the company from others in its market? The how is about creating a high-performance culture to sustain passion and great products or services. What are you highly passionate about in your work? By TC North

I have a real fondness for conglomerates. I think they’re very underrated companies that have hidden synergies that help them through tough economic times. For example, as one unit is floundering another could be growing and giving strength and support to the others. The most famous conglomerate is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. We can see from his success that this strategy is a great way to build wealth. By Ron Phillips


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Unless they're Brad Pitt or Meryl Streep, most actors must audition for every role they get. When competing against hundreds of other actors, they have to find ways to quickly stand out and convince the casting director that they are right for the part. As salespeople, you are also on an audition of sorts and need to quickly convince the prospect or customer that you are right for the sale. By Julie Hansen

 
 
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TeamSnap President & CEO Dave Dupont talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
Linda Appel Lipsius, CEO of Teatulia Organic Teas, talks about why her company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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In a recent episode, head cook Mrs. Patmore inherited 300 pounds from her aunt. That might not sound like much today, but it was worth a lot more in 1924. Mrs Patmore is a prudent person so she chose not to squander the money. But she didn’t know what to do with it, so she asked the head butler, Mr. Carson, for financial advice. Why consult with Mr. Carson? She explained that Mr. Carson is a male and an authority figure to her. It turned out Mr. Carson didn’t know much about personal finance himself. By Helen Raleigh

You know a good salesperson when you see one, and “good” to me doesn’t just mean the salesperson closed the deal. It’s easy to recognize when a salesperson has gone above and beyond to make sure the sale was great and the customer satisfied. A good sales experience for both the salesperson and the prospect is something that everyone can relate to and hope for. So what is it that makes for an amazing sales experience? By Gary Harvey


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Companies that are led and managed in a superior fashion consistently outperform their competition. Good leadership and management are generally poorly understood by those who lead and manage, but more tragically, they are poorly understood by those who hire, i.e., the boards of directors. Poor selection of leaders and managers occurs because the criteria for hiring superior leaders and managers are poorly understood and therefore incorrectly applied. By Larry Valant

 
 
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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.
 
David Sunshine, president & CEO of Silver Bullet Water Treatment Co., talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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Modelling and game-testing our systems is a cause with epic meaning. If the U.S. government had game-tested the Affordable Care Act prior to implementation, they would have found hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to improve the system before hiring all the people and writing all the operations manuals. Game-testing systems like this can also be applied to every change in the tax code, social welfare, business incentives, legal changes to the Constitution and much more. By Tom Frey

For many affluent Denver investors, climate change is real. More than half say that climate change is having at least some impact on planet Earth, with 34 percent reporting that climate change is having a lot of impact. More than half of investors place the blame on human activity: 60 percent say that humans are having at least some impact on climate change. This is significantly lower than the proportion of high net worth investors nationwide who say that humans are affecting climate change (71 percent). By Stephen Stribling


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Remember those first-day-of-school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were and what your new teachers were like? That’s not even considering all the social issues that arise such as who would be in your class and where you would sit for lunch at the cafeteria. We all hoped that those first-day jitters ended as soon as we received our high school and college diplomas, but that's not the case. Whenever one starts a new job, they are faced with those exact same apprehensive feelings. By Derek Murphy

 
 
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David Sunshine, president & CEO of Silver Bullet Water Treatment Co., talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
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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Anyone who has watched even a small amount of television over the past year or so is probably familiar with the Ford commercials featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame pitching cars with engines that utilize EcoBoost® technology. To Ford’s credit, the brand probably understood from the start that marketing the actual technologies behind EcoBoost engines rather than the shiny, new, branded product would inadvertently also market similar engines produced by other manufacturers – and they didn’t want that. They wanted to perpetuate the idea that their proprietary blend of these technologies was somehow better than the rest. By Kurt Leyendecker

Those at the Colorado School of Mines are seeing their studies pay off, according to Jean Manning-Clark, director of Mines’ Career Center. She said 91 percent of the school’s students have either moved on to a job or are pursuing additional education. And perhaps more importantly, she said companies continue to work to court Mines graduates. “We still see a high demand,” she said, adding that 230 science and engineering companies attended the school’s recent career fair. By Mike Dano


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The addictive nature of gaming comes from players reaching pinnacle levels of brain activity where they are rewarded with an endorphin-like high. How can we shine this spotlight of laser-brain brilliance onto problems like curing cancer, mitigating hurricane damage or large-scale corruption and actually change the world? By Tom Frey

 
 
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Cartasite CEO David Armitage talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.



 
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The direct selling industry will continue to experience growth in 2015 because of key economic indicators, a continuing surge in internet purchases, social media and the increasingly popular direct selling model. Generation Xers and Millennials have found the extra income they can earn by having a direct selling business satisfies their need to supplement their income. The competition for well-paying jobs is at an all-time high, and college graduates are discovering that the direct selling industry offers an entrepreneurial path to success. By Heidi Leist

Risk is especially abundant in the investing world. Thankfully, there’s usually a way to hedge, or protect, against these dangers. I recently wrote about four ways to protect your investments against risk. Here are four more. By Ron Phillips


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At 95, Klaus Obermeyer does not get discouraged, no matter what the day brings. Obermeyer, an avid skier who founded Sport Obermeyer more than half a century ago, has never worried about snowfall, recessions, even snowboarders. “The challenges and the opportunities never end,” he says. “That’s always there for the taking. We are dancing through life. If something negative comes, we know there is something positive connected to it.” By Nora Caley

 
 
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Cartasite CEO David Armitage talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
Atlas Advertising CEO Ben Wright talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.



 
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As my company focuses on culture and our collective mission and values as a strategic goal for 2015, I decided to bring in the most energetic and enthusiastic speaker and professional I know – Colleen Reilly, President and Founder of Total Well-Being, a wellness company that specializes in creating physically healthy employees and financially healthy companies. “There’s an energy crisis in this country and it’s not oil or gas,” Colleen says. “The crisis is a lack of positive human energy in the workplace.” By Erin Gibbs

Northern Colorado boasts some of the state’s fastest growing communities, and area businesses have been key participants in that surge. The business triangle of Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland has benefited from construction and staff expansions at large companies such as Avago Technologies and Leprino Foods, while innovative startups have taken advantage of incubators, entrepreneurial competitions and other support from economic-development groups. By Suzie Romig


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For years, the rap on Buick has been that its age demographic adjusted down if a 70-year-old bought one. Then a few years ago comes the word that the Chinese believe Buick is the height of auto luxury. That big Asian marketplace more or less kept the brand afloat while its GM cousins Oldsmobile, Saturn and Pontiac bit the dust. So Buick attacked its U.S. image by launching an advertising campaign that, basically, is “That’s Not a Buick.” By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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Messner Reeves LLP's Bruce Montoya talks about the Messner Foundation and its offer to let you drive away in 2015 Tesla model S.



 
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Employers have long realized that improving their employee’s physical health with the help of wellness programs can improve productivity and even help the company’s bottom line. Savvy employers are now also starting to realize that improving their employee’s financial health can also have an impact. With an improving economy and decreasing unemployment rates, wages may finally be poised to go up, and while employees are reaping the benefits of an increasingly competitive hiring climate, many are still relying on employers’ benefit programs for their financial protection. By Lorrie Ray

Tucked away in Broomfield is an international engineering firm leading the expansion of the Panama Canal, a man-made waterway now 100 years old but still considered one of the world’s great engineering feats. MWH Global, which employs about 600 in Colorado, won the contract to serve as design lead for the canal’s expansion in 2009. The estimated $5.25 billion project will open the canal to ships that are up to three times the size current capacity allows. By Gigi Sukin


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Tiny amounts of money coming from a large number of people have the potential to dramatically shift everything from lifestyle, to employment opportunities and culture. Denver's Scientific Cultural Facilities District collects just one penny on every $10 purchase in the seven counties surrounding Denver -- $47 million in 2013 which it distributed to more than 280 non-profit organizations. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Messner Reeves LLP's Bruce Montoya talks about the Messner Foundation and its offer to let you drive away in 2015 Tesla model S.

 
Co-owners Michelle Reding and Kevin Delange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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The Latin term en medias res is often used to describe narratives where a reader is dumped right in the middle of a story. Again, this is a reflection of our fast-paced world. If you want to be a success in your teleprospecting efforts, you too need to dive in to the middle of your conversations. Are you nervous about doing this?  Don’t be. Not sure how to jump into the middle of discovery calling? Perhaps without being aware, you have already had lots of experience in this technique. In our everyday lives we jump into and out of conversations that don’t have the introductory waste, and those conversations tend to be richer and more rewarding. By Sam Dobbins

This year, it will be critical for business executives here in Denver and Colorado to stay informed on a number of tax issues in the U.S. and abroad that could affect company operations and, potentially, corporate reputations in 2015. To provide the best value for their companies, leaders will need to stay informed and carefully consider a range of tax scenarios when making near- and longer-term decisions. Looking ahead, we see six action items for business leaders in 2015. By Jeff Worlton


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On Main Street in Breckenridge you can get a tattoo. You can buy a bottle of scotch or snarf down fat-laden french fries advertised as “heavenly.” The one thing you cannot get after January: marijuana. Seventy percent of Breckenridge voters decided in December to make cannabis dispensaries off-limits in the town’s tourist-oriented shopping areas. By  Allen Best

 
 
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Co-owners Michelle Reding and Kevin Delange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
enVision Business Consulting Managing Partners Kurt Wolf and Rob Novick talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.


 
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People bring the same life experiences in, yet in radically different ways. You have created dif­ferent models, and in those models, you make the best choices possible for yourself based on the structure of your models. You take in information and act on it through your five senses. You then use your language to order your thoughts and behavior and communicate; and you program it all by organizing and placing meaning on it. By Lauren Miller

There has never been an investor, to my knowledge, who has consistently picked the next best-performing investment category. Even the “smart money” gets it wrong. A recent example is billionaire hedge-fund operator John Paulson. He and his clients have lost quite a bit trying to pick a single-category winner. Lesson: don’t try to pick just one group. No one knows for long. No one. By Ron Phillips


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As I was growing up, I came to realize that the American system was not the same for blacks as it was for me. Since the days of slavery, they have been second-class citizens. I felt that underneath it all, they were very angry because of the dangerous neighborhoods they had to live in, the projects, lack of good education and other challenges tied to them because they were black, an accident of birth. By Pat Wiesner

 
 
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Halker Consulting President Matt Halker talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 


 
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We’re all familiar with the idea of work/life balance. We all know there is a price to be paid for losing oneself at the office or spending too much time (or too little) on our careers – and that there are so many elements involved in finding the ideal balance, if there is such a thing. Inevitably, something has to give. From executives to employees, I believe everyone should have goals for success at work but also at home. These responsibilities take a lot of time and energy, and (try as we might) nobody can do everything. By John Le Bel

It all started when one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop asked me a simple question: “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?” This naturally led to a longer conversation and we instantly ticked off around a dozen other problems that will need to be overcome before we can expect drone delivery to become a viable option. By Tom Frey


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I recently saw an ad for a Lennar Home called the NextGen, which features a separate suite with a private entrance and access to the main house, billed as a place for an aging parent or adult kids. During some research I discovered that these “granny” suites or “multigenerational homes,” whether attached or built as detached cottages, are referred to as “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs) and are quite contentious. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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What do you think about a bank focusing just on one industry?  Is this a good idea or a recipe for disaster?  If you were in this industry, would you put your money in a bank catering specifically to your industry? Imagine you were a wine producer and only one bank was allowed to take your deposits and provide other banking services; what would happen if there was a bad harvest?  Would a bank focused just on the industry be able to weather the downturn? This is essentially what is facing in the marijuana industry. By Glen Weinberg
 
There’s a whole big world of investing opportunities out there, yet many investors have shied away from international markets, concerned about the costs, complexity and potential risks. You may be able to minimize risks and gain a convenient avenue to deal in foreign markets is with American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs. By Herb White


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For a sleepy, little mountain town unaffiliated with a ski resort, Buena Vista has a lot going on. A boutique hotel overlooking the Arkansas River opened at Jed Selby’s South Main development last summer, and plans are in the works for a climbing gym, market, more restaurants, shops and condominiums at the new-urbanist community located in the shadow of the Collegiate Peaks. By Margaret Jackson

 
 
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Dr. TC North talks about how mindfulness can lead to success in life and business. Read more.
 


 
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When you have trained your mind so that you can consciously choose to have mindful moments (this can be accomplished fairly quickly with the right training), you create expanded possibilities and can make higher conscious choices and decisions from these possibilities. When you are being mindful, you can connect information from different parts of your mind that you can’t when stressed. Thus, it allows you to be more creative, a better problem-solver and better decision-maker, like the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who practiced mindful and other meditation forms for years. By TC North
 
Besides taking an emotional toll, divorce can also create financial challenges – particularly for women. The standard of living for women drops anywhere from 27 percent to 37 percent after a divorce, according to the National Marriage Project and U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Researchers at the University of Utah estimate that divorcing individuals need more than a 30 percent increase in income, on average, to maintain the same standard of living they had prior to their divorce. By Fred Taylor


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Dave Liechty started making skis in his garage in 2010. The next year, Patrick van den Broek joined the operation crafting “big-mountain, big-powder skis.” Grace’s target customer is an experienced skier, van den Broek notes, but the quiver now includes a wide range of shapes and sizes. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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Michael Turner, president & CEO of RevGen Partners, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 


 
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Two things struck me about this fascinating part of the world. First, Chinese men and women are plentiful. I don’t think there was a single time when I commented on a good road or tunnel through the mountains and wasn’t told, “Oh, it was built by the Chinese.” And, today the Chinese are building strong, positive relationships with these governments and people. Second, in four of the five countries we were told that most people say life was better when they were part of the Soviet Union. By Tucker Hart Adams
 
The notion of seeking input from others but knowing the answers always lie within is what drives Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Haven’t we all had a time when we’re facing a major business decision:  Should we bring on a partner? How do we increase sales? How can we better motivate our workforce? How do we cover payroll this month? It’s one thing to copy and paste a solution from a trusted friend or advisor, but that rarely works because no two situations are the same. By Heather Terenzio


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Everyone seems to think that Volvos are stodgy vehicles, long on safety and all that, but short on power and the sexiness of, say, BMW, the European luxury brand most associated with performance. These Volvos rank right up in performance and quickness and handling and all of the BMW-like things. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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Michael Turner, president & CEO of RevGen Partners, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
Steve Katsaros, CEO of Nokero International LTD, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 


 
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Whenever you cling to anything in this life— whether it is a certain response from the world; a relationship; a material item or desired outcome—happiness dies and anxiety increases. Since you were little you began to learn very quickly what to do and say to get a desired outcome or response, and your addiction to the drug of approval began. It is similar to a spoiled child, the more you give it, the more it wants. This addiction to approval is fed by your desire to be acknowledged, approved of, popular, validated and praised. By Lauren Miller
 
Remodeling a home can be - and usually is - more expensive than purchasing a new home of similar size and value. Have an inspector review every aspect of the used home you’re considering, just to be sure everything is in order.  A cosmetic repair can give the appearance of perfection until the next heavy storm springs leaks, or an appliance breaks down after being used one-too-many times. By David Jackson


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Colorado’s other professional sports franchise owners could learn a thing or two from Denver Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen. In the modern era of the NFL and other pro leagues, there are countless examples of owners who micromanage the day-to-day workings of their teams, including forcing personnel decisions on general managers and coaches or unwillingness to fork out the investments needed to win. By Kyle Ringo

 
 
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Payreel President Heidi McLean talks about why her company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 


 
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Asking smart questions in the sales process is vital to finding, qualifying and closing deals, as well as offering the best possible solutions for your potential customers. To be successful at selling, you must systematically approach your customers with a repertoire of impactful questions that ensures you clearly understand their business challenges, struggles and goals. Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as a stupid question and salespeople ask them every day. Salespeople are notorious for asking stupid questions. Stupid questions anger and waste your prospects time. By Liz Wendling
 
Long-term, I am definitely a China “bull.” It’s currently behind only the U.S. in size of economy; it’s the biggest market for many consumer items like cars and the biggest importer and exporter of many other goods and commodities. In short, China is a powerhouse that should keep growing into the future. But there is a problem. China is a centrally controlled economy that is racking up debt that makes our recent housing bubble look financially conservative. By Ron Phillips


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Eric Neumann had logged nearly 20 years in the radio industry before launching Mad Genius Radio with his wife, Rachel. He saw the writing on the wall when first exposed to Internet radio in the late 1990s but believed the modern radio market was prime for a premium product like Mad Genius. Developed with Boulder-based Inspiring Apps and Culture Foundry, the company is targeting big-time music fans. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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Payreel President Heidi McLean talks about hwy her company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

 
Jason English, managing director of Bluewolf, talks about why he chose the Denver Olin EMBA program from Washington University. Read more.


 
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We met our 18-year-old daughter, Annie, now away at college in Ohio, for our annual family reunion in Chicago. We soon found out that Annie had been burning the candle at both ends at school, working hard and playing hard. She was staying up too late, getting too little sleep. Her body was giving her a message, “Say no. Put up some boundaries. Focus, finish – then fly.” It has happened to me; it has likely happened to you. Before you get sick or your business crashes, say no! Here’s how. By
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There are many benefits to having separate countries around the world. They can preserve cultures and help spawn new industries, But the biggest benefit is the competition that takes place between countries. This competition is pushing our standard to living to increasingly higher levels. Done correctly, countries will welcome many aspects of fractal governance because it demonstrates attention to growing problem areas. By Tom Frey


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Mark Goodman, 46, took over as chairman and CEO of the Boyer Coffee Co. two years ago after helping launch McDonald’s overall coffee strategy, including the McCafe. Today he heads a staff of 41 at the Denver-based company, which is nearing 50 years old. "This has been primarily a proud Rocky Mountain-based company, so we’re looking to expand it here and westward over the next few years," he says. By Lynn Bronikowski

 
 
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Jason English, managing director of Bluewolf, talks about why he chose the Denver Olin EMBA program from Washington University.
 
ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin chats with 2014 GenXYZ winner Arif Gangji. Read more.



 
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Brene Brown's message is still resonating in my mind after hearing her speak at the Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix last October—and I feel compelled to pass on some of her wisdom as we begin 2015. Brene Brown is known for her research on vulnerability, a characteristic that many of us don’t think much about in our work environments. As it turns out, being vulnerable is one of the crucial traits of effective leaders, who are unfortunately often more known for their egos than their self-disclosure. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw
 
With more than 750 employees and annual revenues topping $100 million, JAB Wireless Inc. might be the biggest Colorado company you’ve never heard of. Founded in 2006, the Englewood-based firm has become the largest fixed-wireless broadband service provider in the country, with more than 175,000 customers in 15 states, including 35,000 customers in Colorado. By Mike Taylor


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Borders create an un-natural impediment to the natural flow of human migration. People are both pushed and pulled across borders, and there are literally hundreds of reasons for each. Some of the push factors include not enough jobs, poor living conditions, desertification, famine, political persecution, slavery, forced labor, poor medical care, war, loss of wealth, natural disasters, pollution, death threats or desire for political or religious freedom. By Tom Frey

 
 
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ColoradoBiz Associate Editor Gigi Sukin chats with 2014 GenXYZ winner Arif Gangji, 35, CEO of Neon Rain and co-owner, Visiwick LLC. Read more
 
TC North, co-author of Amazon bestseller Fearless Leaders, talks about how to become a "mindset master" to maximize success. Read more.


 
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Please consider for a moment: What if you followed Peyton Manning’s example of how to prepare for success? How might things change in your life? Here’s what Jim Mora, who coached Peyton Manning for four years, says about him: “What sets Manning apart is his preparation. That’s it in a word: preparation. He prepares himself mentally, physically and emotionally to be the best he can be. Now, everyone wants to be the best. But Peyton does what it takes to be the best.” By TC North
 
Christy Sports’ product line is just one linchpin in the Lakewood-based company’s steady expansion that now spans more than five decades. During that time the snow-sports retailer has weathered recessions, industry consolidation, the emergence of e-commerce, and competition from big-box stores and multi-sport giants such as REI and Sports Authority. Amid all that, Christy Sports has flourished, adding 14 stores over the last 12 years and nearly doubling annual revenue under CEO Patrick O’Winter, a former competitive skier. By Morgan Tilton


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I try to love cars for the week I have them and see what happens, and most of the time, my affection goes away right after the car leaves. Not with this vehicle. It’s been a few weeks, and I am still in love – and not only do I imagine myself the owner, I have been thinking of ways I could make that happen. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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TC North, co-author of Amazon bestseller Fearless Leaders, talks about how to become a "mindset master" to maximize success. Read more
 
Jessica Adams, founder of Lafayette-base Living Design Studios, talks about the challenges facing small businesses.
 


 
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In 1418, a competition was announced in Florence, Italy. The city’s magnificent cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, had been under construction for more than a hundred years by then. Its original design called for a grand dome to be built in an octagonal shape, higher and wider than any that had ever been built, with no external buttresses to keep it from spreading and falling under its own weight. For over a century, no one knew how to build it. By Helen Raleigh
 
The building at 1515 Wynkoop in Denver’s LoDo district has obvious attractions. Home to everything from law to insurance to oil-and-gas firms, the 306,791-square-foot building is just a block from Union Station’s convergence of light rail and buses and is within walking distance of intriguing retail and restaurants. But another benefit to the 14 tenants is the attention devoted to energy use by Hines management company and building owner American Realty Advisors. Guided by the mantra that you can’t manage what you don’t measure, Hines first benchmarked energy use here at 1515 Wynkoop. By Allen Best


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What differentiates a successful leader from an effective manager? Leadership requires the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships. The competence to ethically exert power and influence. The confidence to make decisions with less­-than­-perfect information. And the courage to embrace change. Colorado professionals like you learn – and practice – this powerful combination of skills in Olin’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. By Meg Shuff

 
 
Do you know an outstanding second- stage company that deserves to be recognized for its innovation, performance or impact? Nominate them as a Colorado Company to Watch by Jan. 31!
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Jessica Adams, founder of Lafayette-base Living Design Studios, talks about the challenges facing small businesses.
 
 
Crowe GHP Horwath's Nadine Pietrowski speaks with Kristy Taddonio Mullins, president of Mile Hi Foods, about keys to her company's success.


 
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If you are like most business leaders, then growing your business is always a top priority. With the New Year in full swing, it is the perfect time to start planning for how that growth will manifest. Logic tell us that in order to grow our business financially we need to focus on sales and revenue—following a transactional business model; this may help short term, but what about long term? In order to grow your business this year and keep it growing for the long haul, there are many non-traditional ways of thinking that will help. By Ben Walker
 
It’s old news that Colorado is beef country. In fact, a 2012 Census of Agriculture report put the state at No. 5 in U.S. ranking of beef production and in the Top 10 for a category that includes sheep and goats, wheat, potatoes and carrots. But Tom Lipetzky, the director of marketing programs and strategic innovations for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, notes that the “Advancing the Agriculture Economy through Innovation” summit planned for March 19-20 will draw disparate businesses together. By Maria Martin


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What differentiates a successful leader from an effective manager? Leadership requires the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships. The competence to ethically exert power and influence. The confidence to make decisions with less­-than­-perfect information. And the courage to embrace change. Colorado professionals like you learn – and practice – this powerful combination of skills in Olin’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. By Meg Shuff

 
 
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Crowe GHP Horwath's Nadine Pietrowski speaks with Kristy Taddonio Mullins, president of Mile Hi Foods, about keys to her company's success.
 
Galvanize CEO Jim Deters talks about plans to use a recent $18 million infusion to open new campuses nationwide.



 
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Although you don’t have to etch this into stone, you should definitely take notes and make sure you are following these guiding principles for content marketing. There are plenty of professionals that “get it,” but for businesses new to the game of creating editorial strategies as a way to connect with their customers, these 10 commandments will set the stage to ensure that you create meaningful content that gets noticed and produces measurable results. By Michelle Ellis
 
Late last month, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two important guidance documents related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Both are part of the Administration’s effort to modernize federal agency implementation of NEPA to improve the transparency, involvement of the public, and efficiency of environmental reviews. By Sandra Snodgrass & Dessa Reimer


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What differentiates a successful leader from an effective manager? Leadership also requires the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships. The competence to ethically exert power and influence. The confidence to make decisions with less­-than­-perfect information. And the courage to embrace change. Colorado professionals like you learn – and practice – this powerful combination of skills in Olin’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. By Meg Shuff

 
 
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Galvanize co-founder/CEO Jim Deters talks about plans to use an $18 million infusion to open new campuses nationwide.
 
 
Dave Wright, found and CEO of SolidFire, talks about why his company is a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.



 
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There is nothing more frustrating than to confuse “Jacob Johnston” with “John Jacobs” in your sales notes.  There you are, getting pelted with in-depth questions only to realize you and your sales manager may be talking about two different prospects! It’s also a bit challenging to try to fill in online forms when your prospect tends to wander in conversation, or to gather important information from fun trivia about your contact.  How’s a telephone pro supposed to deal with all of this? By Sam Dobbins
 
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships rank among the most celebrated winter sporting events on the planet, beckoning Olympic-caliber racing talent from more than 70 countries. This winter — Feb. 2-15, to be exact — marks the first in 15 years the event returns stateside. (Plus, it’s worth noting that all four U.S. appearances will have been in Colorado.) By Gigi Sukin


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What differentiates a successful leader from an effective manager? Cross­-functional knowledge and strategic thinking, certainly. But leadership also requires the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships. The competence to ethically exert power and influence. The confidence to make decisions with less­-than­-perfect information. And the courage to embrace change. Colorado professionals like you learn – and practice – this powerful combination of skills in Olin’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. By Meg Shuff

 
 
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Dave Wright, found and CEO of SolidFire, talks about why his company is a 2014 Top Company finalist. Read more.

 
Ecosphere Environmental Services owner and President Mike Fitzgerald talks about what made his company a Top Company winner for 2014. Read more.


 
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Mastering your fears begins with having the courage to fail, which is the opposite of being afraid to fail. If not managed and controlled, being afraid to fail blocks success. At a minimum, it can create anxiety. At its worst, it can emotionally paralyze you. Becoming great requires failure. To excel at being a Fearless Leader, you must become courageous and master coping with failure. The road to success is riddled with the potholes of failure. By TC North
 
Northern Colorado boasts some of the state’s fastest growing communities, and area businesses have been key participants in that surge. The business triangle of Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland has benefited from construction and staff expansions at large companies such as Avago Technologies and Leprino Foods, while innovative startups have taken advantage of incubators, entrepreneurial competitions and other support from economic-development groups. By Suzie Romig


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What differentiates a successful leader from an effective manager? Cross­-functional knowledge and strategic thinking, certainly. But leadership also requires the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships. The competence to ethically exert power and influence. The confidence to make decisions with less­-than­-perfect information. And the courage to embrace change. Colorado professionals like you learn – and practice – this powerful combination of skills in Olin’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. By Meg Shuff

 
 
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Ecosphere Environmental Services owner and President Mike Fitzgerald talks about what made his company a Top Company winner for 2014. Read more.
 
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Lakeside, the smallest incorporated town in Colorado – with fewer residents than you can count on two hands – recently welcomed one of the largest boozy businesses in the state, Molly’s Spirits, which opened at the end of November. The 35-person team arrived in the store's 36,000-square-foot space just in time to usher in the obligatory guzzling over the holiday season. Molly’s is a marquee for beer, wine and spirits, with more than 10,000 products hand-selected by a knowledgeable team. The product lineup is thoughtfully overseen by long-time industry veterans, including Justin Savage, director of product and merchandising. By Gigi Sukin
 
The popular opinion is that the American education system isn’t producing enough STEM  (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates. But new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the RAND Corp. and the Urban Institute has countered this long-cited outlook with evidence that the reverse is actually true: There are more science and engineering workers in the U.S. than there are jobs. But does this apply in Colorado as well? Depends who you ask. By Mike Dano


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To both grow and give back, Mile Hi Foods has been diligent about planning strategically and keeping its finances in order. Partnering with the right company is key, Mile Hi President Kristy Taddonio Mullins says. “We’ve worked with Crowe GHP Horwath for years, and they’ve been integral in keeping us on track,” she says. By Nadine Pietrowski

 
 
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Dr. TC North, co-author of Amazon bestseller Fearless Leaders, talks about consciously controlling fears to maximize success and how to have "inspiring courage."
 
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Staying “up to date” with customers in small business waiting rooms now means much more than rotating out old magazines. A recent survey shows that providing free Wi-Fi goes much further than offering reading materials, candy or water. “Businesses and entrepreneurs of all types recognize that wireless Internet access is a must for their patrons, and that providing free Wi-Fi can give them a competitive edge,” Comcast's Bill Stemper says. By Shawn Adamson


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To both grow and give back, Mile Hi Foods has been diligent about planning strategically and keeping its finances in order. Partnering with the right company is key, Mile Hi President Kristy Taddonio Mullins says. “We’ve worked with Crowe GHP Horwath for years, and they’ve been integral in keeping us on track,” she says. By Nadine Pietrowski
 
 
 
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