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  • Operational excellence and reality

    In the beginning, all five or 10 of you move in the same direction, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and the founder’s clearly articulated ...

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  • Taxes today: Higher, lower or just different?

    I remember the tax-cutting years in previous political eras. Those were the good old days. Now it’s easy to get the impression we ...

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  • 2014 Top 10 Most Powerful Salespeople

    Sure, these charismatic folks know how to network their tails off and could probably sell the Brooklyn Bridge to a New York native. But being ...

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  • Energy: Divided over drilling

    Colorado’s record for oil production was set in 1956, and for decades it appeared untouchable. Last year, owing to the confluence of hydraulic fracturing ...

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  • Executive edge: Sherry Ray

    In the 1970s and 1980s, Sherry Ray ran operational divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies. Through the early-mid 1990s, she was a leading sales professional at now-defunct ...

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  • Colorado Companies to Watch 2014

    They’re past their infancy, but they’ve still got some growing to do. Consider this year’s 50 Colorado Companies to Watch ...

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  • Real estate: Labor pains

    Cranes dotting the skyline are a sure sign that Colorado’s construction industry and overarching economy is improving from the devastation of the 2007-2009 ...

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  • Stop those hang-ups!

    The sound of being hung up on is the bane of every telephone prospector and sales person's efforts to sell. We try to be ...

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  • Profiting from play

    I was fortunate to spend 20 years helping grow Kinko’s. In our “formative” years, we had lots of fun. Perhaps too much ...

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  • Think tank experts

    Currently 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves around the world—more today than in any other time in history. About 80 ...

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Operational excellence and reality

Where’s the vision when you’re far from the front line?

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

(1) Reader Responses

Taxes today: Higher, lower or just different?

Steps taxpayers take to cope

By Mira Finé

Stop those hang-ups!

Don't people know it's rude?

By Sam Dobbins

(3) Reader Responses

Top 10 acquisition considerations

Perform your due diligence

By Rodney Rice & Ben Barnes

Profiting from play

Fun is a crucial part of business

By Todd Ordal

(2) Reader Responses

Business development: All in, all the time

Use office collaboration to grow

By John Genell

Think tank experts

Kimba Langas and Dave Terpstra

By Esty Atlas

Top five cyber security mistakes

Data security a key concern for businesses

By Chris McCurdy & Tony Buffomante

Five reasons you’re not Warren Buffett

...and you don't need to be

By James Osborne

Unintended consequences of low interest rates

Being prepared is the best defense

By John Trujillo

Use this mental toughness skill ...

... to boost your training and performance

By Dr. Haley Perlus

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Six food and beverage trends in the pipeline

By Laura Cook Newman

(6) Reader Responses

Government disrupt, take two

Change is coming

By Thomas Frey

Readers Respond

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Love your articles Chef Laura. However as for this one I sure hope you and your chef friends have it wrong.....except for the Beer in your Keurig. As a simple Texas Boy I am ok with most of the traditional meals are see being pushed aside. Hopefully there is a innovative chef that will find a way to make meat & potatoes on-trend and fun! By James Redou on 2014 07 28

Tech startup: PrintReleaf

I have come to see that the offset business model is just marketing. If you want to help someone, donate your products and services. Planting a tree doesn't do much in the real world, when the National Forest Service is busy spending tax dollars to clear-cut 1000s of acres. Really. http://www.summitdaily.com/news/12164808-113/clear-county-summit-everyone By Mike on 2014 07 27

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

The future is here! (and we all benefit!) http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20140719-keurig-machine-for-beer-garners-crowdfunding-interest.ece Terri - I will check out those sardines at The Source. By Chef Laura on 2014 07 25

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

FOMO should have everyone reading Laura's articles all the time. She has her pulse on not only what is hot but will be hot. Looking forward to streaming me a pint Guinness in the near future. By The Flying Guiridon on 2014 07 25

Four roadblocks to weight loss

These are interesting roadblocks, but what some people don't understand is how big the mind is in a persons weight loss battle. Not just conscious thoughts and feelings but unconscious thoughts and feelings too that need to need be released. For more info realwayloseweight.com, it will change your life and your weight. By Mark Rist on 2014 07 24

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Fun article, Laura! Sardines -- find white sardines at Mondo Market at The SOURCE. ..delicious and so fresh-tasting! By Terri Maize on 2014 07 24

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Fizzy mojitos? I'm off to buy a Soda Stream right now! On the way, I'll stop at CostCo and load up on sardines. By Andi Pearson on 2014 07 24

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

I'd like to try that beer-keurig. Then I'll just need a flash-chiller to get the brew to a good temp. SCHWING! By Wayne Campbell on 2014 07 24

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC's in other states include co’s like Patagonia + Method. Are they charities? NO. Are they companies that are good for American communities + the environment? YES. To suggest that for-profit businesses that care about how they treat key stakeholders might be required to file as a charity is chilling to businesses trying to do the right thing. In addition to fees + filings, it also would require a for-profit private company to disclose proprietary financials. In 25 other states, PBC legislation has been enacted without major implementation issues because these states understand that PBC status is a free market solution to entrepreneurs + businesses who want to use their business as a force for good in the world. Where are all the CO PBCs? They’re waiting for our state to get out of its own way and allow free market solutions to create a more vibrant economy and future for all of us. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

Thank you for asking this important question. We were among the organizations who worked over several years to get benefit corporation legislation passed in CO in 2013. We were aware of dozens of CO co’s ready to register on April 1, 2014 when the law went into effect. But once the SOS made it clear that it *might* subject PBC's to even greater scrutiny than originally contemplated in the legislation, these companies decided to hold off on electing PBC status – which is why its first day was a dud. The authors are right that such poor turnout is surprising in a state with so many mission-driven companies. NV in its first 4 months had 250 benefit corps! The CO SOS should embrace this corporate form instead of scaring away good companies. These values-based companies are good for Colorado jobs, workers, communities + the environment. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22
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