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  • Simplicity is good for business

    In 1418, a competition was announced in Florence, Italy.  The city’s magnificent cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, had been under construction for more ...

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  • Taking aim on greenhouse gases

    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 ...

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  • Top five ways to grow your business in 2015

    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 ...

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  • Ten commandments of content marketing

    Although you don’t have to etch this into stone, you should definitely take notes and make sure you are following these guiding principles ...

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  • Sales savvy: Keeping tabs on cold calls

    There is nothing more frustrating than to confuse “Jacob Johnston” with “John Jacobs” in your sales notes.  There you are, ...

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  • Act with inspiring courage

    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 ...

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  • Small-town spirits and savvy

    Lakeside, the smallest incorporated town in Colorado – with fewer residents than you can count on two hands – recently welcomed one of the largest ...

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  • Crash course: Hack attack prevention tips

    There I sat, wide-eyed, the day before Christmas, as my computer died a horrible death from a virus (or hackers). Unable to access any of ...

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  • Beat the job-search blues

    The holiday glow has worn off and the guilt of taking a few weeks off to spend with your family and to over-indulge is kicking ...

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  • Breaking bad sales habits

    It's never easy to acknowledge that you may have developed some bad sales habits. Breaking a bad sales habit is not an event, but ...

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Simplicity is good for business

But sometimes easier said than done

By Helen Raleigh

Taking aim on greenhouse gases

57 Denver buildings enrolled in city program to cut energy use

By Allen Best

Top five ways to grow your business in 2015

No. 1: Focus on your customers

By Ben Walker

Beyond Farms & Ranches

Agriculture experts see collaboration as key to growth

By Maria Martin

Ten commandments of content marketing

Get noticed -- and get results

By Michelle Ellis

(1) Reader Responses

Guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality

Modernizing NEPA implementation

By Sandra Snodgrass and Dessa Reimer

Sales savvy: Keeping tabs on cold calls

You gotta have a system

By Sam Dobbins

(2) Reader Responses

State of the state: Winter sports

World Ski Championships bring visible benefits to Vail

By Gigi Sukin

Act with inspiring courage

Do you control fear, or does fear control you?

By TC North

Regional report:

Loveland-Greeley-Fort Collins ripe for innovation, expansion

By Suzie Romig

Small-town spirits and savvy

Lakeside liquor store employees outnumber residents

By Gigi Sukin

‘STEM-phasis’ revisited

Job outlook for science and engineering grads not so clear

By Mike Dano

How free Wi-Fi makes people happy

And more productive

By Shawn Adamson

Readers Respond

The Economist: Businesses are hiring...

You too can land a low paying job and pay a 30% tax rate while spending more time away from your family and any recreation. It's the American way. By Steven Shepard on 2014 12 17

The gift of great hires

Employers who make unreasonable demands from potential employees prior to employment deserve no loyalty or performance after employment. Background checks, credit checks, certifications, drug tests and citizenship verification for a 'job' are intrusive and rude and it is time American workers draw the line on this vulgar HR practice. By Steven Shepard on 2014 12 16

Small Biz: Nearing 80, Joe Sabah still motivates

I have known Joe for over 30 years. One of the all-time good guys. Thanks for doing the story on him. By Ronald Ross on 2014 12 16

More on the great AI debate

Well written article. How can boldness be programmed into AI? I have been a life-long admirer of Alexander the Great. How can his boldness be programmed into any AI? Is that even desirable given the fact that even Alexander's greatest defenders are quick to point out that he was a dangerous Psychopath who killed most of his closest friends and associates. how can AI benefit the world when most people in the world refuse to lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. They simply are there and every organization, military or civilian, must get the most out of these people. Will AI make those of us still working so efficient that most of us will have to be paid to do nothing? Already in our evolution no industry, including agriculture and mining, is labor intensive. I think AI will accelerate this trend. What do you think? By Paul Studdard on 2014 12 15

Measuring success

Todd's comments about metrics AND goal-setting are helpful. The sentence " If you are passionate about solving your customers’ problems and use this as a strategic differentiator, then you better have a way to identify how well you are doing this" leaves us with the question, "What would those metrics be?" How would you measure what success looks like or doesn't? By Mark McCulley on 2014 12 12

Executive wheels: BMW fail

Given theauthor's bias I'm surprised he was asked to evaluate the car. His basic premise that the operating the M4 in the city at normal speeds is very unexciting is flawed. While true, that's not the reason to own this car, and city streets are the worst place to test it. I drove 3 different M class cars at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg and it is amazing what they are capable of. I've never driven cars that had the acceleration, suspension, turning, and braking characteristics of the M class cars, while simultaneously allowing the driver to feel totally safe in a very stable, ground-hugging vehicle. As I read the article I surmised that perhaps the author might have the same disdain for the numerous SUVs on the market that weren't designed for city streets either. My conclusion? RIght car, wrong interviewer. Let him test and review 4 cylinder city sedans in the future! By Jerry Maglio on 2014 12 11

Social media is hurting your business

Thanks for the follow up. Figured you might have felt that way. Social Media is like any tool in that if you use a hammer when you should have used a screwdriver - you're going to fail... wink By Sean Campbell on 2014 12 10

Maine attraction

excellent article. i love to see American Ingenuity hard at work. Congrats Doug and Nancy on your success will stop by next time I'm in Northern Colorado By Glen on 2014 12 10

Earning my wings

so glad to see your return! what a great program! keep up the good work! By Ta Tee on 2014 12 10

Social media is hurting your business

you are right Sean...it can be used effectively to drive the sale forward and it does. I have seen it. I just see people using it just to use it and fail. They gt on social media and wing it. Thanks for the comment. By Liz Wendling on 2014 12 10
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