<![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 Why the Postal Service is under threat, and what should be done about it http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article25970017.html#storylink=rss Degradation of mail service affects will everyone, whether you live in downtown Kansas City or rural Missouri. Or in San Francisco, for that matter.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:43:38 CDT By FREDRIC ROLANDO

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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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Business is popping at the new KC Soda Co. in the Legends http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29711788.html#storylink=rss KC Soda Co. sells a wide variety of craft sodas from around the world in its new Legends Outlets shop. Meanwhile, The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:56:09 CDT

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by health departments for July 31 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29665888.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments temporarily shut down by the health departments for violations and reopened after passing follow-up inspections: Amore Dolci Bakery, Applebee’s in Shawnee, Chili’s in KCK, Coffee Cake KC, G&S Convenience Store, Hong Kong Supermarket, Old Town Pizza, and Twisted Asian.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:10 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Three characteristics of successful small-business owners http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article29666110.html#storylink=rss Successful small-business owners are as different in personality as they are in appearance. Some of them are risk-takers and some are risk-averse. Some organized and some not. But from years of observing and training business owners across the country, I have found that successful small-business owners do share three characteristics.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:08 CDT

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Take Five Coffee + Bar closing in Overland Park’s Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29661763.html#storylink=rss Take Five Coffee + Bar plans to close Aug. 15 after just a year in Corbin Park. The owners cite the lack of foot traffic on the center’s south side, plumbing issues and a new Starbucks in mega sports store Scheels, just to the east. But the landlord disagreed, saying Corbin Park restaurants are exceeding expectations.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:46:38 CDT

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Board games can take the boredom out of summer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article29256991.html#storylink=rss In the realm of board games that teach kids about money, entrepreneurship and business smarts, Monopoly, The Game of Life and Payday are the three classics. But a few other products that are part game, part teaching tool can be found on toy store shelves.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:11 CDT

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Waldo’s Classic Cookie wants to expand http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29113801.html#storylink=rss The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move. Don Peattie took over operation of the cafe, at 409 W. Gregory Blvd., in March. But after operating it for nearly five months, Peattie said he discovered building repairs that needed to be made and that the cafe needed to expand.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:47:33 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio converts to Beaver Tap Sports Bar as “breastaurant” trend heats up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article29209717.html#storylink=rss The Saints Pub + Patio on Quivira has been converted to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. 1889 Pizza Napoletana plans to open in the NorthWood Shopping Center at 2872 W. 47th Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:07:27 CDT

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Futbol Club Eatery & Tap closed in Overland Park? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29074948.html#storylink=rss Futbol opened in the 6,000-square-foot spot at 12030 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, in mid-2013. A sign on the door says it is closed. The owner couldn’t be reached for comment and the landlord declined to comment.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:05:20 CDT

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Cocoa Dolce closes in Prairiefire http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29075872.html#storylink=rss Just over a year after opening in Prairiefire, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates has closed, but Prairiefire’s developer said he is in talks with a new national tenant to take the space.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:20:32 CDT

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by the health department for July 24 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28457173.html#storylink=rss Area health departments temporarily shut down several operations for health code violations in the last few weeks and most have since reopened.

The establishments: Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, Carmen’s Bites, El Charritos Taqueria, KC Smoke Burgers mobile unit, Los Alamos Market y Cocina, Con Sabor A Mexico, J’s Fish & Chicken Market, Powerplay Family Entertainment Center in Shawnee, Stop Shop, and Wilson’s Pizza & Grill & Grocer.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Celebrity status with a big income doesn’t guarantee financial smarts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article27921751.html#storylink=rss Many celebrities, business titans and sports stars who have crashed and burned financially failed to heed one of the most basic rules of personal finance: Never spend beyond your means.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for July 23 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28402423.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: Indian Hills Country Club, Phillips Gas Station in KCK, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque in KCK, Margarita’s on Holmes, Elotes, Waldo Pizza, Hy-Vee in Lenexa, Ms R’s Cafe, Waffle House in KCK, Fusion Buffet, Great Plains Cattle Co. in Ameristar and The Rim.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:41:11 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio is now Beaver Tap Sports Bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28291510.html#storylink=rss Lenexa’s Riley Drive Entertainment has converted is original Saints location across from Oak Park Mall to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. The new restaurant, at 9720 Quivira Road, joins national so-called “breastaurant” operations like Hooters, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and Twin Peaks.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:56:31 CDT

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Denver-based Pizzeria Locale opens Wednesday in Waldo http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28060246.html#storylink=rss The company’s third fast-casual restaurant and first outside its home state — is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 505 W. 75th St.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:27:40 CDT

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Olathe’s Great Mall winds down http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28035433.html#storylink=rss Less than two decades after opening, The Great Mall of the Great Plains is set to shut down in late September. Only a handful of operations — Burlington, B&B Theatres, Sportibles, Zonkers and a driver’s license bureau — remain open and some retailers have relocated nearby.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:51:53 CDT

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Young business owner opens Hearth bakery in Weston http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27946921.html#storylink=rss Owner Dylan Low, 21, said the bakery is open four days a week, selling such items as 9-grain organic sourdough bread and specials like Heirloom tomato bread and Hawaiian sweet bread.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:09:28 CDT

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