<![CDATA[Talking Business - Business Column & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:07 CST Talking Business 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Marvin Carolina Jr.: What you avoid can put you out of business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article67468882.html#storylink=rss Procrastination can be a business killer

Putting pressure on yourself can do more harm than good

Don’t worry about it; just get started

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:25:40 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Where do you spend your time? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article64531372.html#storylink=rss Focusing on top priorities is a must

Spending some time on each area of your business is important

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:35:45 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Why would anyone start a business? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article62422217.html#storylink=rss Small-business owners risk stress, failure

But a chance to call the shots, build their own success can pay off

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:59:16 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Time off is time well spent http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article60030936.html#storylink=rss Small-business owners need vacations to regroup, recharge

When you take time off, take time off! Don’t call the office

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:10:49 CST

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VIDEO: Nifty Nut House to expand into new space http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article55346315.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:24:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article55346315.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: Feedback—it’s good for business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article54375855.html#storylink=rss Criticism can be hard to take, but it can really help, too

Business owners need other perspectives

And remember: You don’t have to follow suggestions, but listen

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: How to increase revenue http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article50897770.html#storylink=rss Add related products, services

Look for ways to market and bundle what you provide

Don’t chase revenue if it isn’t profitable

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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:54:12 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Where do you spend your time? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article48582775.html#storylink=rss Small-business owners must deal with first things first

But they also have to spend some time on all areas of their businesses

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:37:53 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Are you informed? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article45488346.html#storylink=rss More general economic news does affect your business

It’s important to understand and track indicators beyond your sector

Here are a few worth following

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:54:40 CST

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Ev Ehrlich: Missouri’s U.S. senators uniquely positioned to upgrade wireless economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article45218700.html#storylink=rss Broadband demand’s escalating, and a bill in the Senate could greatly help meet that demand

Missouri’s senators, Blunt and McCaskill, are on the committee considering the bill

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:42:25 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Your industry will change whether you want it to or not http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article44366133.html#storylink=rss Businesses that can’t adapt are destined to fail eventually

Why not anticipate change so your business keeps ahead of it?

Always be thinking of ways to improve

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:35:44 CST

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Is your business diverse? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article41479608.html#storylink=rss Diversity includes demographics, but that’s not all

Different ways of thinking are crucial

You never know who will have the next great idea

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:17:19 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Your business needs a checkup http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article39040197.html#storylink=rss Your car needs regular service to run its best — and your business is no different

Chances are, everything isn’t OK, even if it seems so on the surface

Every quarter, take care of business — your business

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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:53:20 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Which guides your business, map or GPS? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article37333806.html#storylink=rss Latest technology is crucial for small business productivity

Most software and hardware have come way down in price

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:09:36 CDT

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Ron LeMay: Tech innovation helps farmers add revenue, cut costs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article36123105.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:17:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article36123105.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: It’s all about the profit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article36135147.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:37:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article36135147.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: What do customers see when looking at your business? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article35172363.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:08:15 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Access to capital is crucial for growth, but borrowing carelessly can sink a small business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article33741111.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:54:58 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: How to set the right price http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article30599454.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:10:18 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article30599454.html 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 Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:08 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: You deserve a raise; put yourself on the payroll http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25699693.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:52:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25699693.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25699612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:50:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25699612.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: Is inefficiency stealing from your business? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25345699.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:10:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article25345699.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: Setting goals will help get your business where you want it to go http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article24008428.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article24008428.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: Assess your skills, and know the skills you need to succeed in business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article23581222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:13:13 CDT

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Debra Berlyn: The need for chip and PIN cards http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article23506309.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:37:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article23506309.html Marvin Carolina Jr.: What’s your business grade? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article21069063.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 06:32:50 CDT

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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 Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:41:07 CDT

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Christopher Coursen: Republican Internet bill is a compromise worth making http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article20302479.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 01:00:00 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 Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:27:19 CDT

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