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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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