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  • Grow leaders—not bosses

    Many would argue that in large part our visionary leaders have gone missing, leaving us with bosses and bottom line managers at the helm of ...

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  • Specialty foods: Going to market

    Specialty food company owner Clay Meers had a hankering for hot sauce his whole life. “I’ve been eating green chilies as long ...

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  • Executive edge: Eric Wallace

    Eric Wallace’s love of craft beer began while living in Germany, where his father was in the Air Force. After graduating from the ...

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  • Real estate: Seven-year checkup

    Seven years after the former Fitzsimons Army post was redeveloped as a hub for health care, education and research, the campus is doing exactly what ...

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  • Mountain resorts pay up for health coverage

    Colorado’s mountain resorts made the news last winter for reasons unrelated to snowfall; instead, Kaiser Health News reported that a four-county region – ...

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  • GenXYZ 2014: 25 Most Influential Young Professionals

    Just try reading about this year’s 25 Most Influential Young Professionals without a little envy and a lot of astonishment. Really, how did they ...

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  • Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

    Make no mistake, the basis for business is to make money. That hasn’t changed since the dawn of capitalism. But increasingly, companies that ...

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  • Best of CoBiz: Top seven tips for creating a winning sales story

    Once upon a time, the ability to tell a good story was merely a handy skill for entertaining friends, clients and coworkers.  Now experts ...

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  • Get ready for Cyber Monday now

    Cyber Monday -- the Monday after Thanksgiving -- is arguably the biggest sales day of the year for many eCommerce sites. The last thing a ...

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  • Sell the way your customer buys

    Countless hours and thousands of dollars are spent on developing strategies and presentations to entice, influence, inspire, motivate or convince a potential customer to say ...

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Grow leaders—not bosses

We need fully integrated human beings at the top

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The Economist: Employment statistics

What do they tell us about the economy?

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Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

Plus the nonprofit winner

By Gigi Sukin

Keep your eye on your cash

Safeguard your business with internal controls

By Rodney Rice

Get ready for Cyber Monday now

Prepare your eCommerce site to avoid customer frustration

By Celesta Howe

Green Colorado 2014: Transportation

By Maria Martin & Nora Caley

Best of CoBiz: Grow your own talent

Get more bang for your buck by looking in house

By Derek Murphy

Sell the way your customer buys

No connection, no sale

By Liz Wendling

Big change is coming to credit/debit cards

Is your business ready for the liability shift?

By Jeffrey R. Leventhal

Five remedies for negative rumination

Let go of cud-chewing

By Lauren Miller

Readers Respond

Four roadblocks to weight loss

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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

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC registration as CCSA hurts business, as private companies must disclose their revenue. The SOS doesn't understand PBCs, who are for-profits. They have morals or mission; they are not quasi nonprofits. Should the SOS’s require Walmart, who advertises they gives to communities, to register or a PBC that wants to buy parts from CO and not from China, need to register? DE, which has a PBC law, introd a CSA bill, but exempted PBCs. No other state treats benefit corps like the SOS, as a result there are nearly 1000 benefit corps nationally. The SOS should embrace this form that deregulates the purpose of a corp and frees up the market. Instead the SOS is increasing regulation on businesses they don't understand. The SOS applies the rules on a case-by-case basis, this creates confusion and harms the economic development enjoyed by other states. By Erik Trojian on 2014 07 22

The futurist: Countdown to the crash

The stock market is the biggest shell game on the planet. I for one, agree with your observations, and have personally withdrawn everything from play. By David Rogers on 2014 07 22

Perks and benefits of outsourcing

Good summary of outsourcing benefits so that a company may a) focus on what they do best, b) leverage the expertise and expediency of others and c) reap the financial and efficiency benefits. Outsourcing does not mean sending an American job overseas. More often it means supplimenting existing businesses with the right resources and efficiencies to grow effectively, adapt to changing markets, and serve their customers better. Finding the right sourcing solution can just as easily be local or global depending on the business need and objectives. By Michael Roy on 2014 07 21

Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

I really enjoyed this article too Sam. So true. People are either making money or making excuses for not making money. While some people are busy coming up with reasons why something can't or won't work....others are busy closing sales. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Liz Wendling By liz wendling on 2014 07 21
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