Scaling a small business is a delicate balancing act that demands careful planning. The goal should be to increase revenue faster than you increase spending to sustain that new revenue. Simple, right? Well, not exactly. When your business starts showing signs of growth, consider these tips for scaling responsibly.Continue
Lean on Your Ag Lender as Your “Financial Mentor” Recent years have brought many challenges to farmers in the Midwest. Although production has been high, commodity prices have remained low. Trade negotiations with China have added more strain on an already struggling industry. Agricultural lenders are familiar with all of these issues and can help…
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One of the keys to success for today’s agricultural producers is a strong marketing plan which includes knowing break-even costs, having a solid action plan and keeping emotions out of it, according to tips released by the American Bankers Association at the ABA National Agricultural Bankers conference in Omaha, Neb. Members of the ABA Agricultural…
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Families need to know what will happen when the leaders and decision-makers of their family farms either retire or pass away.Continue
Interest rate increases have wide-reaching affects on farming.Continue