<![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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Man shot in attempted robbery http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article32798070.html#storylink=rss A 20-year-old Columbus man was shot during an attempted armed robbery Sunday.

 

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:30:27 CDT Larry Gierer

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Buying life insurance for your children should be considered carefully http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article32472504.html#storylink=rss Coverage will probably never be cheaper, meaning you can buy a large amount of insurance at a low cost. But is it money well spent? Step back from the sales pitches and consider your needs and your child’s needs before writing a check.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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New Grandview venue offers breakfast, blues & BBQ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article32597190.html#storylink=rss Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:10:50 CDT

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Is a new ‘Crossroads’ forming in North Kansas City? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article32551149.html#storylink=rss Restless Spirits Distilling Co., an Irish-American whiskey distillery, and Chicken N Pickle, an entertainment complex with a chicken restaurant, pickleball and lawn games, both plan spring 2016 openings near Cinder Block Brewery. North Kansas City’s Dutchman Coffee Roasters also is opening a new coffee roasting facility in part of Cinder Block’s expanded space and plans to later have a coffee shop.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:05:23 CDT

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Winstead’s closes at 103rd & Metcalf http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article32424798.html#storylink=rss The diner, at 10313 Metcalf Ave., closed earlier this month. Officials with parent company Haddad Restaurant Group couldn’t be reached for comment. Officials with Metcalf 103 shopping center said the diner’s lease expires later this month.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:10:23 CDT

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Founder of Smallcakes opening Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article32102271.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar will take the former Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates space at 5601 W. 135th St., Suite 2220, in the upscale Prairiefire. Decadent, which is scheduled to open in mid-to-late September, will have coffee drinks, muffins, croissants, danishes, ice cream, doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies, pie and more. Also: updates on Mission Starbucks, Pie Five and Qdoba, and Leawood’s Athleta.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:02:09 CDT

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Soft opening for Brookside’s Savory Spice Shop http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31897539.html#storylink=rss The new shop, at 6245 Brookside Blvd., is now open. It sells a wide variety of high-quality, fresh-ground spices and handcrafted seasonings, including peppermint vanilla bean sugar, cheddar cheese powder, Dutch cocoa powder, and Himalayan Pink sea salt.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:45:52 CDT

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JoyceKC’s notebook for Aug. 22: Kansas City restaurant updates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31846422.html#storylink=rss A look at developing restaurant stories: The same investor was behind two restaurant proposals at 50th and 51st and Main. Updates on Doughnut Lounge in Westport, Michael Forbes Bar & Grille in Brookside, Grimaldi’s in Prairiefire, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in KCK and the Burlington store in Grandview.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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100 ways to help your college student manage money wisely http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article31689176.html#storylink=rss In the book “College Poor No More!” author Michelle Perry Higgins hopes to help students “avoid the money shortages that plague most students and teaches you how to get the most out of the dollars you have.”

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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With the help of loyal customers, Sabor Latino moves to Lee’s Summit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31653947.html#storylink=rss Latin American restaurant Sabor Latino, which opened in 2011 as a carryout-only operation, has expanded again. It recently opened at 607 N.E. Woods Chapel Road in Lee’s Summit. Customers helped load and unload big items. One customer painted the floor of the new restaurant. Another reupholstered the dining room chairs.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:57:17 CDT

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Kansas City restaurant health inspections for Aug. 19 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31504025.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical health code violations: BB’s Lawnside BBQ, Big T’s Bar-B-Que, Cascone’s Grill, Charlie D’s & Sons, Coal Vines, The Draft Pick Grill & Cantina, Garozzo’s, Holiday Inn deli/restaurant on Parvin, Jerusalem Bakery, Jimmy’s Jigger/Jazz, Le Fou Frog, A Louisiana Kitchen, Mama Tio’s Downtown, Taqueria El Torito, Treat America at H&R Block, Vietnam Cafe and Winstead’s on Barry Road.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:52:38 CDT

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PepperJax Grill opens in Northland with another coming in November http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31399094.html#storylink=rss PepperJax Grill has opened at 9263 N.E. 83rd Terrace near Liberty. Another Northland location is scheduled to open in Antioch Crossing in November. Zaxby’s, a “better chicken” fast casual operation based in Athens, Ga., has signed new franchise agreements for eight locations in Clay and Jackson County.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:21:27 CDT

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Jocoscape: Dave & Buster’s coming to Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article31402397.html#storylink=rss Corbin Park said Dave & Buster’s will open in a 40,000-square-foot, two-story building in spring 2016. Pie Five Pizza Co. adds new Johnson County locations. Slim Chickens is now open in Overland Park.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:40:11 CDT

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Health Department temporarily closes Church’s Chicken in Waldo http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31297820.html#storylink=rss The restaurant, at 8404 Wornall Road, had three critical violations during an Aug. 13 inspection following a complaint about a roach infestation. The inspector found significant infestation.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:16:28 CDT

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Artego Pizza reopens on West 39th http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31262636.html#storylink=rss A week ago, Artego Pizza posted a sign on the door saying it was “Closed for kitchen repairs.” The partners said they had a “misunderstanding” and Artego Pizza reopened Saturday.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:32:32 CDT

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KC restaurants temporarily shut down for health code violations http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31102268.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants temporarily shut down by the Kansas City Health Department for violations: Dairy Queen on Cookingham, Green Duck Grill, Golden Seafood, and Pizza Hut at 101st and Wornall Road. Dairy Queen, Golden Seafood and Pizza Hut have since reopened.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:30:16 CDT

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Denver-based CorePower Yoga plans to open this fall on the Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31129508.html#storylink=rss The chain, which offers heated power yoga classes, will take 5,000 square feet in a two-story building at 4725 Wyandotte St. CorePower Yoga opened in Denver in 2002 and now has 129 studios in 13 states, but none in Missouri or Kansas.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:33:12 CDT

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If done right, juggling a job and college classes can be worthwhile http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article31001535.html#storylink=rss In its annual snapshot of “How America Pays for College,” education lender Sallie Mae found that 74 percent of students work at some point during the school year. Whether out of necessity to help cover college costs or by desire, working students are the norm.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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