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I love it. "KU’s College Republicans and the Network of Enlightened Women, **both conservative organizations,** sponsored the event,..." How many times to you see Black Lives Matter or Environs or Students for a Sustainable Future or KU Energy Club, et al., referred to in a straight news piece as ***liberal organizations***...???
Posted 26 October 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Poor Leonard. Like the rest of the crazy left, still can't grasp the concept Hillary lost. If he wants proof of Trumps presidential success, he need look no further than his 401k, if he hasn't donated all his assets to Antifa....
Posted 12 October 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Meanwhile at the meeting to discuss parent and student morale, the main topic is a 500% increase in college tuition since 1985 but only a 150% increase in general consumer inflation....hmmmm.
Posted 9 October 2017, 4:44 p.m.
No one, even the dastardly and detestable Donald Trump (whose mere presence in the White house has bolstered everyone's 401k, mutual fund and 529 college savings plan) has an issue with immigrants. The issue, my myopic ear wax-encrusted liberal friends, is with illegal immigrants. Strange how a political segment which understands the law so well when it comes to the right to kill their fetuses can't grasp the concept of legality when it comes to immigration.
Posted 8 March 2017, 8:26 a.m.
I hate to see any business close, but unfortunately there's an other context to Chad's story that ought to be addressed, and that is the lack of conventional or even unconventional marketing by a lot of downtown businesses and those elsewhere in the business community.
If you pay what these folks are paying for downtown Lawrence commercial rent (and it is substantial) you figure the foot traffic you're buying is a big part of your marketing budget. The problem is, as Brett mentions above, the competition is stiffer too – not just yogurt, but i can buy any range of sweets downtown that might bump off a yogurt sale when I'm jonesin' for a sugar fix.. Footprints walking past your door doesn't translate directly into sales.
I rarely hear or see many downtown businesses advertising in the Journal World, on radio, even junk mail or the back of a matchbook cover – nor do I see less conventional social media or guerrilla marketing efforts being employed to help them drive sales. Of all the dinners and martinis I've had downtown I've never been asked to sign up for someone's email newsletter. Facebook, with its scrawny post-share algorithms, doesn't generate followers because few page managers post any content of worth to customers. Twitter's a great idea...but I know of no local businesses that uses it effectively. Occasionally I see some will chalk on the sidewalk out front, but how many businesses do you see with a QR code or even their web address stenciled in the window?
My point: It is up to us as individual business owners to find ways to reach our customers and potential customers, earn their trust and satisfy them with our products and services. Our customers come from a variety of sources, so we have to study that fact and find multiple options that reach them. Too many of us expect a franchise fee or a sign on the door, even in a high-traffic area, to be all the effort we have to commit.
Posted 4 January 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Dorothy- does it matter why it scares me? I "feel" it, therefore, it's legitimate. I'm "identifying" with my fear!
Posted 27 March 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Ken, if you still have a penis when you "identify" as a woman, I have news for you...:)
Posted 27 March 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Sometimes I "identify" as Superman, but I still can't fly. Boys go to the boys room, girls go to the girls room. End of story.
Posted 26 March 2016, 10:03 a.m.
If some businesses refiled to beat the taxes, good for them. They're the ones who have taken the risk to start and run small businesses, not the government. The money they save from the insatiable bottomless pit of public spending will build private wealth, create new jobs, provide for loans for other businesses and individuals and enhance the private economy. Government is never the best place for your money. Here's to Kansas private business!!
Posted 18 February 2015, 11:56 a.m.
Because his office registers, documents and maintains records on business filings and statuses in the state.
Posted 18 February 2015, 11:53 a.m.
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