Ingram's Magazine: June 2015

50 Kansans You Should Know

Bankers and Businessmen, Farmers and Financiers. You’ll find them all in Ingram’s 50 Kansans You Should Know To find these 50 Kansans, we cast an 82,227-square-mile blanket across the Sunflower State. Time for a little global geography test. Here are…more

2015 Ingram’s Investment Guide

In a world teeming with investment options, there are many ways to build wealth. But which will generate the right yield for you? On one hand, today’s investor must feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide open…more

Ingram’s 100 Top Private Companies

We don’t like to think of it as the rich getting richer: Rather, the successful are strutting their stuff. Five years into formal efforts to compile the KC region’s Top 100 Private Companies, we’ve learned quite a bit about our…more

Get Organized, or Face the Financial Consequences

Failure to set priorities—and ensure ways to review and update them—can do far more harm than you see on the bottom line. When Ingram’s invited me to write this article, I had to smile. Not only is this topic—the hidden…more

Is It a Lead Or a Referral? Hint: Referrals Are Better.

Giving and taking—there’s a difference. Having attended several networking events lately, I have heard the terms “lead” and “referral” bantered around. Which would you rather have? Referrals, of course. It’s the personal power of a sales lead. A recommendation, not…more

Solving the Puzzle With Holistic Wealth Management

It’s not just about your investments; it’s about the way every piece, from taxes to estate planning, comes together in the end. Effective wealth management is holistic. Holistic wealth management is comprehensive in scope, and all components are interdependent. Similar…more

Plenty of Reasons for Show-Me Pride

Missouri isn’t a tale of two cities with St. Louis and Kansas City, it’s a tale of two paths to prosperity. As we near the rollout for the Destination Missouri digital and publication project, I’ve been on the road lately.…more

Dollars Alone are No Foundation for Education

Sure, we can spend more on early childhood programs. But to what end? If things go as planned, Kansas City voters will soon be asked to increase the Kansas City school district’s current levy of 21 percent, from $4.95 to…more