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  • Best of CoBiz: Eight signs it’s time to exit the corporate jungle

     If you're not cut out for corporate America, don't think that you are stuck there just because you've been there. You' ...

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  • Best Companies to Work For 2014

    Why are we so interested in catching a glimpse of the inner workings of other professional environments? Can it really be that much better to ...

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  • Make or break relationships this holiday season

    We actually are biologically wired for empathetic responses along with the ability to read and respond to other people’s emotions. Mirror neurons were ...

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  • Six reasons to add live chat to your website

    You’ve seen that little chat box on websites you frequent. You may even have used the live chat function on a consumer or ...

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  • Shine a year-end spotlight on your finances

    A year-end financial review can be instrumental to your future financial success. However, you may not want to wait until the end of the year ...

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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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  • Down with the corporate selfie!

    What do you want to see go out of style this year?  Kale?  Skrillex?  Kim Kardashian?  Here’s one I ...

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  • The gift of great hires

    The process of finding the right people is not easy, and employment law is a minefield. As employer, following employment “rules” is a ...

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  • Executive wheels: MINI but mighty

    On a recent visit to a Colorado small town, I saw an old MINI, the British one with the right-drive, and I marveled at how ...

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  • The impact of lower oil prices

    You may have noticed that you are paying a lot less at the gas pump then you were even a month ago. To put things ...

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Best of CoBiz: Eight signs it’s time to exit the corporate jungle

And four things you can do instead

By John Heckers

Best Companies to Work For 2014

Workplace insight

By Gigi Sukin

Make or break relationships this holiday season

It takes just one choice

By Lauren Miller

Six reasons to add live chat to your website

How about more sales?

By Katie Wilson

Made in Colorado: Get your giving going!

Great last-minute gift ideas!

By Eric Peterson

Shine a year-end spotlight on your finances

It might brighten your future

By Shelley Ford

What do Dominos and an appraiser have in common?

Four tips to value your home

By Glen Weinberg

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Executive edge: Diedra Garcia

Hispanic chamber leader draws on small-business past

By Lynn Bronikowski

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Down with the corporate selfie!

How to ditch it and still look good

By Julie Hansen

New home health care rules

What you need to know

By Kalen Fraser

The Economist: Businesses are hiring…

...but landing that job might take some work

By Tucker Hart Adams

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The gift of great hires

Not always easy, but definitely worth it

By Erin Gibbs

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Executive wheels: MINI but mighty

With ultra-pricey extras

By Jeff Rundles

Readers Respond

Earning my wings

Indeed you're earning your wings! A good lesson for all of us to help those closest to home. Minerva By Tricia Cook on 2014 12 09

Social media is hurting your business

I think it's pretty obvious that you shouldn't do something if you can't measure it and if you don't understand how to do it well. But that's not the same as saying you shouldn't do it at all. This whole blog post would have been better if it laid out some rationales as to why you "should" leverage social media and not just why you "shouldn't." Because otherwise I'm inclined to believe this is more of just a rant - by someone who doesn't know how to use social to sell / market. As opposed to someone who knows when to use it and when not to. Because it can be used to effectively drive a sales cycle forward. I'm living proof. smile By Sean Campbell on 2014 12 09

Earning my wings

Sounds like a great cause. Way to get in the holiday spirit! By Ted on 2014 12 09

Changing careers after 50

Gale, enjoyed your article and now I know 'what I am'....an encore entrepreneur. I also agree with Gary (as I'm coming from executive sales career of 20 years and now a sales development consultant) that many new business owners need to learn how to sell. Whether that is through coaching, training or gaining strategic deal support, it's usually a gap that needs to be filled. By Sandra Anderson on 2014 12 09

Changing careers after 50

Gale, good article. If I may, one more point I would add to your list is, "do I know how to sell what it is my new business will offer?" I've seen too many new business's fail because of this last point. ' have trained many new business owners that might have a much better, if not the best new mouse trap, however they do not know how to sell it and therefore needed to learn. Being a sales coach, won't surprise you I add that to the list. ha! By gary harvey on 2014 12 09

Earning my wings

Many years ago I delivered some Meals on Wheels food packets for an afternoon. I was assisting an old hand at the process. After we left the apartment of an old women who had pet cats, but couldn't clean up after them, my companion looked at me and said "you know, you have no cares in your life - right". To this day when my problems mount I think about the sad old lady and thank my lucky stars. By Oscar on 2014 12 09

Earning my wings

You'll be an AF1 in no time! By Pater Xmas on 2014 12 09

Earning my wings

Nice smile By Aunt B on 2014 12 09

Social media is hurting your business

Don't worry or confused for buying or selling a business in your area. Selling my business will make easier for you. Partner with Acumen business sales. By Selling my Business on 2014 12 08

Top five personnel mistakes ...

I agree Daniel - what most employers don't realize is that the is a 3 to 12 times difference in productivity of employees - and start-up often make the mistake of hiring too many people when selecting a few high performing employees would save thousands of dollars. Interviewing is not an intuitive process and way too many leaders think they will know it when they see it and they make those pesky hiring mistakes. By Stephen Moulton on 2014 12 05
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