<![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: 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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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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Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue is bringing a full plate to new Lee’s Summit location http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19434150.html#storylink=rss The new 11,000-square-foot, freestanding restaurant in SummitWoods Crossing at 1840 N.W. Chipman Road is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Monday with all the Jack Stack favorites.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:25:49 CDT

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Shatto’s Apple Pie Milk returns for a limited run http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19386687.html#storylink=rss It will be offered Saturday at the City Market and then hit store shelves on Monday.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:43:08 CDT

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Schools are offering bonuses to help students graduate on time http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article19159263.html#storylink=rss A small number of universities around the country are dangling tuition rebates, guaranteed tuition rates for four years, textbook credits and other monetary carrots to nudge more students into graduating early or on time.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Aramark addresses food problems at Kauffman Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19185291.html#storylink=rss The news conference included a tour of the main kitchen and a large concession stand. It highlighted several changes Aramark has made to avoid health code violations. The event came on the heels of a Friday night $1 hot dog promotion that turned into a public relations nightmare.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:34:26 CDT

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New owner closes on Metro North Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19253070.html#storylink=rss The Northland shopping center, which is most closed except for a Macy’s and some freestanding restaurants, has a new owner. The re-developer of Antioch Crossing and Blue Ridge Crossing has formed Metro North Crossing LLC and Metro North Crossing could also be the mall’s new name.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:12:25 CDT

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JoyceKC: PT’s new bottled cold-brew coffee & Smallcakes’ new cupcake cookbook http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19230696.html#storylink=rss PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is introducing a line of bottled cold-brewed coffee, including its signature Cold Front for $3.75. Locally owned cupcake shop chain Smallcakes has a new cookbook featuring 30 of its signature recipes.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:04:25 CDT

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Ted’s Cafe Escondido opens in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19194738.html#storylink=rss Oklahoma-based Ted’s Cafe Escondido has opened in Overland Park and plans to open in the Northland and Lee’s Summit. Updates for Leawood’s Park Place.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:28:42 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for April 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19142562.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Korma Sutra Cuisine of India, El Potro Mexican Cafe, Fogones Mexican Delights, Pizza Shoppe in south Kansas City, Sarpino’s in Overland Park, Aloha Chopstix, Guadalajara Restaurant, Kim Long Asian Market & Restaurant, Papa Murphys’ Pizza in KCK, Sunflower Hills Golf Course, and the Village Inn Pancake House Restaurant. Parkway Grille in Shawnee Ramada Hotel was temporarily closed for health code violations but has since reopened.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:29:11 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Business owners must keep pace with technology to succeed http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article19127814.html#storylink=rss As a small-business owner, if you want to stay ahead of the competition — or even keep pace — you must find ways to operate more effectively and more efficiently. Technology helps do both.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:27:19 CDT

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Yard House opens second KC area location in P&L District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19094316.html#storylink=rss A sneak peek at the new Yard House opening Saturday in Power & Light. T. Loft opening on the Country Club Plaza and two law firms are taking the former Starker’s Restaurant space.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:26:14 CDT

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Law firms take former Starker’s space on the Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19054317.html#storylink=rss The Nail Law Firm and the Brad Bradshaw law firm, are taking over the nearly 4,000-square-foot space at the corner of 47th and Wyandotte streets. They hope to open their offices in May.

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National blog network names KC area’s ‘essential burgers’ and iconic bars http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19052136.html#storylink=rss Town-Topic is named one of the nation’s essential burgers. Kelly’s Westport Inn and Johnny’s Tavern in north Lawrence make a listing for most iconic bars in every state.

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The campaign for Columbus Park Ramen Shop - Kansas City’s First Ramen Shop hoped to raise $37,000 by April 19. It raised $41,100 from 349 backers. Owners Josh and Abbey-Jo Eans are waiting for contractor bids but could open the shop by July next to their Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout at 549 Gillis St.

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Olathe’s new Whole Foods Market offers a sneak peek http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18794709.html#storylink=rss On Sunday, the store will open its doors and let consumers have a look inside. From 9 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., visitors will get a tour of the store and free samples.

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Retail updates for Leawood’s Park Place http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18762033.html#storylink=rss Locally owned Hand + Land, which is scheduled to open by early summer, will offer handmade, natural and organic products for the body, home and health. It will take the Flowers by Emily space and Flowers by Emily will relocate and expand its offerings.

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Debate heats up over solutions to the student loan debt crisis http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article18721743.html#storylink=rss My recent column on President Barack Obama’s proposal to change bankruptcy laws so many student loan borrowers could start fresh touched a nerve with several readers. Some were outraged, but others said bankruptcy is the answer.

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First Pita Blu opening in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18725364.html#storylink=rss The locally owned Pita Blu is opening a drive-thru only Greek restaurant in the former Italian Gardens ToGo building in Overland Park.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:32:44 CDT

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T. Loft coming to the Country Club Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18685671.html#storylink=rss T. Loft, a locally owned all-natural health cafe, plans a July opening on the Plaza. It also has locations in Leawood’s Park Place, Lawrence, and south Kansas City.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:37:10 CDT

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Waldo update: Manhattan’s Johnny Kaw’s and new art gallery http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18610263.html#storylink=rss Shot Stop Waldo is open while it converts to Johnny Kaw’s Sports Bar and another Johnny Kaw’s could open in Westport by the end of the year. Artist Lisa Block will relocate her art gallery from a Country Club Plaza office building to the former Needham Floral spot at Gregory & Oak.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:43:05 CDT

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Gastropub opening in Westport Road’s Boozefish space http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18572357.html#storylink=rss The Standard Pour plans a June opening at 1511 Westport Road.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:27:54 CDT

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Big Tony’s fills a food slot at Ameristar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18566534.html#storylink=rss Ameristar adds Big Tony’s Pizza to its food court. New live music venue Prohibition Hall opening downtown, Dick’s Sporting Goods opening in Independence Center and Chaos Boutique opening in Parkville.

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