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  • How to inspire loyalty and retention

    Where businesses go wrong is in assuming that if they offer a good product or service and market it effectively, that’s basically all ...

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  • Top four ways to add value to your business

    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 ...

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  • Top six rules for dealing with uncertainty

    “Toddy-boy, you’re just going to have to deal with the ambiguity!” Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s, said that to ...

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  • The futurist: Why who you were still matters—and doesn’t

    Whatever happened to that young child you were not so many years ago? As a baby, life was all about eating, sleeping,and dry diapers. ...

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  • Cold calls, warm heart

    Happy holidays! I can’t wait to add that phrase to my phone calls at this time of year.  Everything about the season ...

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  • Executive wheels: Toyota sticker shock

    The truth is, I really like all three vehicles – I like the way they drive, the visibility, power, roominess and styling. I like all ...

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  • Executive edge: Diedra Garcia

    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 ...

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  • Big Data and the boardroom

    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 ...

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  • Appealing to eco-friendly tastes

    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 ...

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  • Beat the exit bubble!

    The majority of business owners are planning on the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner ...

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How to inspire loyalty and retention

Hint: Make it personal

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

(1) Reader Responses

Fast-track to U.S. residency

Immigrant Investor program gains a following in Colorado

By Eric Peterson

Top four ways to add value to your business

What every biz owner needs to know pre-valuation

By Mark Trenner

Stepping up your absence management

How technology can help to ensure compliance

By Jason Cole

The Economist: Businesses are hiring…

...but landing that job might take some work

By Tucker Hart Adams

Top 10 things to do before a divorce

Think carefully

By Suzanne Griffiths

The futurist: Why who you were no longer matters

Part II: My 18 reasons

By Thomas Frey

Top six rules for dealing with uncertainty

No. 1: Don't take it lying down

By Todd Ordal

The futurist: Why who you were still matters—and doesn’t

Part I: 18 reasons it matters

By Thomas Frey

Digital retail

New consumer apps aim to incentivize and attract

By Maria Martin

Cold calls, warm heart

Memories and gratitude

By Sam Dobbins

(3) Reader Responses

Private lessons

IPOs create a buzz, but answering to shareholders is not for everybody

By Gigi Sukin

Readers Respond

Executive wheels: Wanna race?

Jeff: You should write an article on the worst cars and drives on I-70 going from Denver West to Vail. Worst car and driver in my book is any Subaru Station Wagon in the left lane. Driver is usually not even doing the speed limit and won't get over in the right lane to let faster vehicles pass. I call these people a traffic hazard. Also, CDOT needs signs every mile from Denver West to Vail saying keep right except to pass. At least the Subaru WRX drivers are better drivers than the Subaru station wagon drivers!!! Finally, one of my clients has determined that it takes less time to go to DIA and fly to Salt Lake City and go to Park City to ski than attempting to drive to Vail on the weekends. Sincerely, Ken Heuer By Ken Heuer on 2014 10 24

Best of CoBiz: Six rules for a happy workplace

Great article! Wish more businesses would follow this advise! By Elizabeth on 2014 10 23

Growing old isn't for sissies

I started my Air Force career in Strategic Air Command (SAC) and everything was checklist oriented. While this article is not in a checklist format, it certainly touches on all the key issues you need to consider when selecting a retirement facility. I don't want to be dumped in an Eldercare Warehouse AKA nursing home and this article provides a logical and efficient path to avoid that eventuality. By George Landrum on 2014 10 22

Prepare for bends in the road

Thanks! I agree that the action of preparing for possible change is important. Henry Mintzberg--strategy icon--calls it "prepared minds." Strategy often doesn't survive first contact with the enemy (Eisenhower) the the process of thinking it through is invaluable. By Todd Ordal on 2014 10 22

Prepare for bends in the road

Love this. I always say the only constant in business is change. The better equipped we are through anticipation and openness to change, directly correlates to our ability to successfully navigate the change internally and with our clients. What a valuable reminder! By CFO on 2014 10 22

Best of CoBiz: Under-promise and over-deliver

use this for interview paper By Tasha on 2014 10 21

The futurist: Disrupting health care

Great article! I personally want to know more about the use of Cochlear implants to correct balance issues. By Lisa Lehndorff on 2014 10 20

Why the phone still matters

Woo hoo Sam. Another great article! I agree with this ...communication (and sales) only happen when people engage one-on-one. Pick up the damn phone and connect. I see so many companies investing in social media and not a penny on training people on how to engage and effectively communicate with today's new consumer...online AND offline. The companies that do invest in both, social media and sales training are the one reaping the rewards. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!!! Liz By Liz Wendling on 2014 10 20

Top Company 2014: Manufacturing

another Colorado Manufacturing Company that is a rare gem is Melanzana in Leadville.. celebrated 25 years in clothing manufacturing! By Kimberly Rodriquez on 2014 10 17

The No. 1 leading sales-killer

Liz, Killer stuff.......your articles always help bring out the very best in me. Sam By Cold Call King on 2014 10 15
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