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Caution: Operational Efficiency Can Sometimes Be Costly

By K·Coe Editorial | September 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Donna Funk Often we get so busy in our cycle of producing and delivering – alongside juggling unexpected challenges and changes – that our decisions are made quickly based upon surface benefits. The promise of an increase in operational efficiency sounds agreeable to any business’s ear. Without proper evaluation …

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Coaching: The Big Payoff Most Businesses Don’t Expect

By K·Coe Editorial | May 15, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Danielle McCormick The top three workforce management challenges facing organizations today are retention/turnover, engagement, and recruitment. While that may not surprise you, perhaps the realization that a resounding 93% of managers – the people you equip with managing performance and motivating your employees – admit they need training on …

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Biofuel Breaches Prove Worrisome, and Costly

By K·Coe Editorial | March 15, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The sudden increase in reports of cyberattacks on Biofuels plants have stirred some uneasiness throughout the industry.  While the subject is far from new, the fact that it has repeatedly hit businesses within the same industry recently is causing alarm.  “Whether there is a concerted effort to attack biofuels businesses …

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How Business Owners Can Avoid Costly Mistakes

By K·Coe Editorial | February 25, 2019
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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s inevitable. One day, you will step down from running your business. The timing and transition for when and to whom you relinquish control are often among the hardest decisions that a business owner will make. That’s precisely why more than 70% of business owners fail to put a strategic, …

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Avoid the Anxiety of Tight Ethanol Margins in 3 Steps

By K·Coe Editorial | February 14, 2019
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Reading Time: 5 minutes Ways to Create Advantages – Increase Production, Maximize Revenue, and Diversify Revenue Streams – in Times of Tight Ethanol Margins The one constant in the ethanol industry is that there will be fluctuations in the price of ethanol and grains and this will cause tight margins from time to time.  …

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Are You Innovating in All the Right Places?

By Danielle McCormick | February 14, 2019
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Leaders within the Biofuels industry are some of the most innovative individuals we work with.  They are at the cusp of new technologies and set the bar for many industries when benchmarking efficiency and creative problem solving.  Because the industry attracts innovative leaders, it’s surprising to see how little focus …

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Cost-saving Update for Biofuels Companies Prepping for New Lease Guidance

By K·Coe Editorial | February 13, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes For private entities preparing to comply with the new lease standard (ASC 842) slated for January 2020, FASB has released an update (Accounting Standards Update 2018-11) to the new lease standard that stands to benefit companies applying the new standard. How Can this Update Benefit your Company? In short, the …

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How Behavioral Change Benefits the Bottom Line

By K·Coe Editorial | February 12, 2019
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Reading Time: 4 minutes As a business owner or high-level manager, you have the enormous power to effect change in behavior patterns – for both the individuals and groups within your company. How you’re doing that however, could be a benefit or a detriment to your business. Without realizing it, your daily influence sets …

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