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10 Essential Workflow Optimization Tips for Colorado Business Owners

In the competitive arena of today's business world, staying ahead is not just a goal, but a necessity. Achieving this requires a relentless pursuit of efficiency and productivity. Optimizing your workflow is akin to unlocking hidden doors within your business, revealing paths to growth and success that were previously obscured. [...]

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Featured Articles

3 Strategies for Colorado Business Owners to Retain Talent Cost-Effectively

Colorado’s small business landscape is competitive. According to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, there are over 691,000 businesses in the state. While factors like marketing, quality products and services, and transparency are all crucial to success, the bottom line is that your business will only be as great as the people workin[...]

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Human Resources

Navigating the ‘Big Stay’: How Businesses Can Attract and Retain Top Talent Amidst Evolving Job Market Dynamics

The Great Resignation, once a hot topic and large concern for employers across the nation, has since evolved into a new era of the 'Big Stay.' After the pandemic, employers became increasingly concerned about employee retention and its effect on their overall organization. The Great Resignation encouraged dissatisfied employees to s[...]

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Business Insights

Cultivating a Values-Driven Culture: How Neuro-Inclusion Enhances Business Success

In today's fiercely competitive business landscape, success is often measured by financial metrics, market share and innovation. These are necessary, for sure, but I’d like to dive into something that carries a little more weight, in my opinion. I’m talking about values. Specifically how including neuro-inclusion into your [...]

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How to Position Your Business for Sale: 6 Preemptive Exit Planning Strategies You Can Implement Today

One strategic imperative transcends the immediate plans for scaling a business: positioning the business to sell. Importantly, this goes beyond the misconception that exit planning is solely about exiting or selling the business. But here's the truth: Exit planning isn't solely reserved for those at the brink of departure. Even for[...]

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Business Leaders

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Brook Eddy (2013) — Where is She Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Women in Biz

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Jennifer Chang (2010) — Where is She Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Business Leaders

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Kishen Mangat (2013) — Where is He Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Business Leaders

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Marc Crawford (2012) — Where is He Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Business Leaders

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Rob Carpenter (2013) — Where is He Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Business Leaders

GenXYZ Nominees Thrive: Amanda Adams (2012) — Where is She Now?

Everyone was right when they predicted bright futures for these executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ten-plus years after ColoradoBiz profiled these Top Young Professionals of Colorado, we revisited several to see where their career paths led them and what they are doing now. Some are with the same companies; others h[...]

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Business Insights

Future-Proof Your Company: 5 Key Strategies for Business Success in 2024

The world and the economy never stop evolving, and in 2024, customers expect more than just great products. Recent studies show that over 70% of consumers want to buy from companies that align with their values, especially in health, sustainability and digital innovation. This shows us the importance of understanding what people [...]

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Magazine Articles

Family Owned Companies: Graebel Companies

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. Th[...]

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Featured Articles

4 Ways Colorado Continues to Lead America’s Aerospace Industry

If space really is the real frontier, Colorado is a critical outpost at the edge of the wilderness. The state’s long legacy as an aerospace hub has provided a launchpad into the new era of commercial space. Many ongoing projects seem to have been lifted straight out of science fiction, from asteroid mining to next-generation spa[...]

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ColoradoBiz’s 2024 Women to Watch

This special section in the Summer 2024 issue features profiles of distinguished women making a mark on our economy and our state. They are owners, executives, employees, leaders of companies and communities. They are “Women to Watch” with a unique contribution and story that has shaped our state through economic, social, [...]

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Colorado Biz’s 2024 Digital Executive Golf Guide

Colorado Biz's 2024 Digital Executive Golf Guide Every year, companies large and small take advantage of Colorado’s spectacular array of public and private golf courses to entertain clients and reward employees. Simply put, this is the ideal section to engage the C-level executives and business owners who golf. The ColoradoBiz [...]

Human Resources

Building a Strong Foundation for Your Business: 6 Essential Values You Should Embrace

In today's fiercely competitive business landscape, success is often measured by financial metrics, market share and innovation. These are necessary, for sure, but I’d like to dive into something that carries a little more weight, in my opinion. I’m talking about values. What are your company's values? Values often determin[...]

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Business Insights

5 Key Steps to Develop a Winning Business Plan in 2024

The world and the economy never stop evolving, and in 2024, customers expect more than just good products. Recent studies show that over 70% of consumers want to buy from companies that align with their values, especially in health, sustainability and digital innovation. This shows us the importance of understanding what people dema[...]

Business Insights

Elevating the Economy: The Impact of Tech Startups on Colorado’s Business Ecosystem 

Colorado has long been known for its stunning natural landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities. However, over the past few decades, the state has become a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the technology sector. This transformation of Colorado's business ecosystem can be attributed to the emergence of te[...]

Human Resources

How to Embrace Socially Conscious Business Models (and Increase Your Profit Margin)

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of social and environmental impact in business practices. Companies are increasingly recognizing the need to balance profit-making with positive contributions to society. This emerging trend, known as socially conscious business models, is reshaping the way organiza[...]