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Growing success by  Greg Wolf

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Greg Wolf is a consultant with Kennedy and Coe, LLC (www.kcoe.com) and works to help clients of the firm navigate toward better returns in all areas of their businesses. He is based in the firm’s Pratt, Kan., office and can be reached at 620-672-7476.

Good managers seek good ideas, delegate and give positive feedback

By Greg Wolf For my column this month I have asked my colleague Amy Shoemaker for some ideas from her area of expertise that I could share with re


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FEB 3, 2014 —Sustainability trends and the family business

By Sara (Hessenflow) Harper Editor’s note: Greg Wolf’s colleague Sara (Hessenflow) Harper shares her expertise on sustainability in the Growing Success column this week. If you’ve been to [Read More]

DEC 30, 2013 —Holiday musings

By Greg Wolf There has been a lot of energy expended on the meaning of “Happy Holidays” versus “Merry Christmas,” with the former supposedly representing the slippery slope toward taking Christ out of Christmas. I’m sure there is too much commercia [Read More]

DEC 16, 2013 —Health care reform presents challenge for business leaders

By Greg Wolf According to the Wichita Business Journal, there is likely not a challenge facing business leaders “as daunting and complicated as federal health care [Read More]

OCT 28, 2013 —Cash accounting process has helped farmers

By Greg Wolf It is all farm and ranch producers have ever known—filing taxes on a cash basis (rather than accrual) has allowed them to better match up tax liabilities with the inherent volatility [Read More]

SEP 30, 2013 —Business continuity takes proper planning

By Greg Wolf Businesses that experience not only success but longevity are no accident. There are a number of qualities that characterize businesses that have remained successful over a long perio [Read More]

AUG 26, 2013 —New baby

Especially I’m thinking about some parallels between babies and family businesses, those in agriculture included. In business too, and especially with a business start-up, good preparation is paramount. In our family business, we developed a business plan prior to opening. [Read More]

JUL 29, 2013 —Farm legislation

By Greg Wolf Agricultural policy might be boring if it weren’t so relevant—and too, those of us who have heard Barry Flinchbaugh take up the subject would never consider it boring. Flinchbaugh even makes the term “agricultural policy” itself inte [Read More]

JUL 1, 2013 —Barn brainstorming

By Greg Wolf I have always enjoyed barns. We had a barn when I was growing up and I can’t imagine how many hours of enjoyment I spent there, perhaps especially in the haymow. It isn’t hard to evoke memories of the myriad sights, sounds and sm [Read More]

JUN 3, 2013 —Capital utilization

Some people are inclined to worry about risks more than others, and return of capital rates higher for them than return on capital. I’ll call the first Operating returns, but I’m including here what could also be called Investment returns. This is all about “buying low and selling high”—it involves returns on capital that come from transactions—buying and selling, rather than the inherent returns of the underlying investment. [Read More]

APR 8, 2013 —Internal controls allow detection of fraud

FEB 25, 2013 —Avoid the negativity trap

FEB 4, 2013 —Buy/sell agreements are useful business planning tools

DEC 31, 2012 —Life transitions

DEC 3, 2012 —Family well-being

OCT 29, 2012 —Trend analysis

SEP 24, 2012 —Sustainability

AUG 27, 2012 —Drought dilemma

JUL 30, 2012 —Ag diversification

JUL 2, 2012 —Ag strategy

MAY 28, 2012 —Impact accounting

APR 30, 2012 —Stress relief for the ag family

MAR 26, 2012 —A plan of attack

FEB 27, 2012 —Lender communication

JAN 30, 2012 —Return on relationship

DEC 26, 2011 —Sweet success

NOV 28, 2011 —Thanks living

OCT 24, 2011 —Generational distinctives

OCT 3, 2011 —Year-end tax planning

AUG 29, 2011 —Agriculture in Mexico

JUL 25, 2011 —Harvesting wind power

JUN 27, 2011 —Agriculture finance

MAY 30, 2011 —Performance management

APR 25, 2011 —Past costs

MAR 28, 2011 —Successful succession

FEB 28, 2011 —Land values

JAN 31, 2011 —Seven habits of top producers

DEC 27, 2010 —Closing the books

NOV 29, 2010 —Death tax

OCT 25, 2010 —Good trees

SEP 27, 2010 —A hunting family

AUG 30, 2010 —Consolidation in agriculture

JUL 26, 2010 —The story behind the history

JUN 28, 2010 —Harvest musings

MAY 31, 2010 —Resource management

MAY 17, 2010 —Team Trust

APR 12, 2010 —Team building

FEB 22, 2010 —Gardening experiences

JAN 25, 2010 —The lion in the street

DEC 28, 2009 —Faith and family

DEC 7, 2009 —Milestones and measurements

NOV 2, 2009 —Fall harvest

SEP 28, 2009 —Successful education has many components

SEP 7, 2009 —Management accounting

JUL 27, 2009 —Summer development

JUN 29, 2009 —Family business harmony

MAY 25, 2009 —Education and graduation

APR 27, 2009 —Springtime

MAR 23, 2009 —Planning and preparation

FEB 23, 2009 —Winter: A season of rest and preparation

JAN 26, 2009 —Brand-new year

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