<![CDATA[Business Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:02:01 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:02:01 CDT Business Columns & Blogs 60 Keith Chrostowski: Middle class pays too high a price for corporations moving jobs to repressive countries http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article20980857.html#storylink=rss Why do we let companies shift good jobs to countries that don’t share our democratic values and pay their workers low wages without labor protections?

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Thu, 14 May 2015 09:41:07 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Business owners must track their data to succeed http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article19790601.html#storylink=rss “How’s business?” When I ask that question, I must admit: I have an ulterior motive. What I really want to know is, How well do you know your business?

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:54:34 CDT

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Keith Chrostowski: Would offering paid paternity leave help narrow the pay gap? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article19308195.html#storylink=rss Unpaid parental leave laws may be backfiring because more women than men take leaves, pinching their earnings and hurting their careers. One solution is to mandate paid time off to men and women so more men take paternity leaves.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:23:32 CDT

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Paul Snider: More clean energy means more jobs, more consumer choices – and fewer emissions http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article19134516.html#storylink=rss To power schools and other buildings like our homes, offices and factories, Missouri has traditionally relied mostly on fossil fuels. But this is starting to change. More and more, customers are demanding – and Missouri businesses are delivering – better energy choices such as wind and solar.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:23:18 CDT

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Ronnie Burt: Let’s keep the Big 12 championship tournament in KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article13392092.html#storylink=rss For the past 13 seasons, Kansas City has had the pleasure of being host to the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. But we can never assume it will always be in KC. The entire city must show the selection committee that Kansas City is the right city for the future, too.

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Business owners must get a good night’s sleep to perform at their best http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article13077467.html#storylink=rss It’s easy to forgo sleep when you’re running a business because you’re doing everything. But eventually it will catch up to you, and take a toll. So that must be avoided.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:58:27 CDT

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Gary Miller: Without a ‘deal team,’ you probably will leave money on the table http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article13076540.html#storylink=rss Last summer client, Paul, called me to ask if I would help him sell his company. He had built a business from scratch and his revenues today are $30 million with an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) approaching $3 million. Paul had been in business more than 30 years, pouring his heart and soul into building a successful enterprise.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:26:09 CDT

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Guest column: Employment law changes to deal with in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article11103014.html#storylink=rss From union organizing and the minimum wage to health-care provisions, many areas of employment law are changing.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:11:03 CST

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Gary Miller: Selling your business could be tough; here are some tips http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article6173037.html#storylink=rss A time always comes when business owners ask themselves, “Should I begin thinking about selling my business?” Your success depends on your strategic exit plan, deal team selection and timing. And business owners today face four big threats now through 2029 that no other generation has had to face.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:25:17 CST By GARY MILLER

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David Cook: KC workforce is solid, but better-tailored education can pay off http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article4507769.html#storylink=rss "To excel, high school graduates will want a two-year associate degree; college graduates will want a master’s degree or other postgraduate education," writes David Cook, the vice chancellor at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:30:34 CST By DAVID COOK

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Gary Miller: Strategic planning creates platform for business success http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article3412292.html#storylink=rss “Despite good intentions and major resource commitments, few organizations have strategic planning processes that lead to high-impact business strategies.” writes Gary Miller is the founder and CEO of GEM Strategy Management Inc., a management consulting firm.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:20:38 CDT

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How to make a smooth financial transition from college to adult life http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article21604173.html#storylink=rss If you have a college student graduating this spring, perhaps you’ve had a conversation about the importance of getting off on the right foot financially speaking. But regardless of their degree, many students are ill-equipped to handle the money matters that come with independent living.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Two-story home furnishings store set to open in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article21598107.html#storylink=rss The Cleveland-based Arhaus will open Friday in a new 17,000-square-foot, two-story store in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza. A look inside Topgolf — the high-tech driving range/bar/restaurant complex towering above the landscape at 10611 Nall Ave., Overland Park.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:06:29 CDT

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Leawood’s Z Gallerie relocating — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article21513693.html#storylink=rss Z Gallerie, a home furnishings retailer, will temporarily relocate from Town Center Crossing to Town Center Plaza as it remodels its store. Crowley Furniture relocated in Overland Park but has now turned its former Overland Park location into an outlet store. Made in KC, selling items made or designed in the metro area, is now open in Overland Park’s Prairiefire and Gigi’s Cupcakes is now open in Mission Crossing.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:37:29 CDT

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Joe’s Kansas City is No. 2 on a national best-barbecue list http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article21468534.html#storylink=rss Joe’s is No. 2 on TripAdvisor’s best barbecue list. TripAdvisor also rated the best barbecue states. Several Kansas City barbecues also are in the running for USA Today’s list of the 10Best readers’ poll for Southern BBQs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 10:40:07 CDT

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Ruins Pub to replace Bulldog in the Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article21433854.html#storylink=rss Ruins Pub is in negotiations to replace the Bulldog in the Crossroads Arts District at 1715 Main St., next to Bazooka’s Showgirls. Ruins Pub will be based on the trendy Budapest dive bars — dubbed “ruin bars” — that are built in the ruins of abandoned buildings.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 20:22:05 CDT

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Menards to enter KC area with store at Missouri 152 and Green Hills Road http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article21373194.html#storylink=rss Menards owns sites in the Northland and Belton but no opening dates have been announced. “Brookside East,” at 63rd and Oak streets, is shaping up with new retail and restaurants, including a new lamp shop and bakery.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 09:39:06 CDT

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Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opening near Rainbow Boulevard http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article21334215.html#storylink=rss Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will enter the market with a new location west of Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan. Panera Bread is shutting down in Westport after nearly 20 years, citing parking problems.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:51:55 CDT

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New book is an easy read about the bulls and the bears http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article20786292.html#storylink=rss “Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child and Parent Should Know About Money, Investing and the Stock Market” by David Bianchi is a valuable guide to families of all incomes trying to navigate the money maze.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: What’s your business grade? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article21069063.html#storylink=rss To be an A grade business, you have to be a top performer in five key areas. Try this system to grade your business.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 06:32:50 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for May 14 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20990991.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority health code violations: Jerry’s Cafe, Sosa’s 39th Street Diner, El Poblano Mini Market II, Burritos To Go, Latino Y Punto 5, Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar, Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio, Garden Cafe at the Plaza, Rainbow Chinese Restaurant, Las Islas Marias, The Melting Pot, and Jose Peppers Grill & Cantina.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:20:26 CDT

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Independence Center adding City Gear, Ooh La La blow dry bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20828148.html#storylink=rss City Gear, a men’s clothing chain, and Ooh La La, a blow dry bar offering a variety of salon services, plan summer openings in the center, at Missouri 291 and Interstate 70.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 11:09:37 CDT

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Joy Wok restaurant opens near Liberty http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-business/article20741526.html#storylink=rss Overland Park’s Joy Wok opens a Northland restaurant. Andy’s Frozen Custard will open locations in Lee’s Summit, south Kansas City and Westport. Main Event Entertainment, a bowling-anchored entertainment center, plans to open later this year in Independence.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:01:37 CDT

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store opens Wednesday at Leawood’s Town Center Crossing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20784012.html#storylink=rss Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, at 4563 W. 119th St., offers upholstered and slipcovered furniture, armoires, beds, dining tables, chests, coffee tables, lighting, area rugs, accessories, artwork, an exclusive bespoke bed linen collection and more.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 18:26:41 CDT

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Topgolf driving range and entertainment complex plans late June opening in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20765964.html#storylink=rss Topgolf, a high-tech driving range/bar/restaurant complex, plans a June 26 opening for its new Overland Park center. The Dallas-based company is putting up a 65,000-square-foot, three-level center at 10611 Nall Ave. It needs more than 450 workers and will host recruitment events over the next couple of weeks.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 15:28:18 CDT

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New Brookside restaurant turns to Kickstarter http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20711787.html#storylink=rss The owners of Season + Square in east Brookside have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their proposed Plate restaurant opening nearby. Retail updates for the Country Club Plaza include a new Warby Parker store.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:59:00 CDT

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Westport’s Panera Bread to shut its doors http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20700129.html#storylink=rss After nearly two decades of operations, the location at 4117 Mill St. will close on May 19. The lease and franchise agreement for that location is expiring and the franchisee decided to close the location, citing parking concerns. The franchisee also plans to add a drive-thru this summer at its Mission restaurant.

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Warby Parker plans a summer opening on the Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20527029.html#storylink=rss Warby Parker started as an online brand for prescription eyeglasses, designing them in-house and selling them for as low as $95. It will take part of the former Ann Taylor space. Madewell women’s clothing plans an August opening in part of the Ann Taylor space. Jewelry retailer Kendra Scott plans a late summer opening on the Plaza.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 15:07:46 CDT

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Don’t rely on a passbook account to build college savings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article20366664.html#storylink=rss While a range of financial products exists today to help you save for college, many parents still rely on the old faithful passbook that pays a meager monthly return measured in coins on the dollar, according to a new survey by private student loan lender Sallie Mae and the Ipsos market research firm.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Stroud’s pan-fried chicken is coming to Independence on Monday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20420925.html#storylink=rss Stroud’s new Independence location is at 19700 E. Valley View Parkway. Along with its famous pan-fried chicken, Stroud’s offers a variety of items, including mashed potatoes and gravy, cinnamon rolls and pan-fried breaded pork chops. It also offers lunch specials.

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