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The Joy of Budgeting and Breakeven #1

Dec 30, 2015 Guest Blog By: David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder The holiday season is filled with such special moments, such as the smile on the face of your children as they open the most perfect Christmas presents, and the awesome kiss you get from the one you love on New Year’s Eve!  With all of those wonderful events comes the… Continue reading

The Best Christmas Present You Can Buy for You

Dec 22, 2015 Guest Blog by David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder For those of you who find yourself constantly overwhelmed at work, I have a great gift suggestion.  Grab a cup of coffee, settle down in your most comfortable chair, and crack open the book, “The E-Myth Revisited” by Michael Gerber.   If you haven’t read this book, it just may change… Continue reading

DKI Supports Toys for Tots

DKI members posing for a picture at a Toy Drive Event in 2015

December 15, 2015 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced its remote office in San Ramon, CA donated several bags full of toys to the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program today for its second consecutive year. Sunset Development Company’s Bishop Ranch, helping sponsor the Contra Costa County program, is a business complex for… Continue reading

Are You and Your Business Prepared for Your Permanent Vacation? Part 1

Dec 7, 2015 Guest Blog by David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Eighty-eight percent of current family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years, but succession statistics undermine this belief. Only about 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation, 12 percent are still viable into the third generation, and only about… Continue reading

3 Tips to Save Your Business in Winter

Row of businesses with snow melting off sidewalk out front

December 2, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC With the frigid weather and winter quickly rolling in, your business may be in jeopardy if not properly prepared. Follow these quick tips to get your facility in winter-weather-ready condition to avoid any repercussions of business interruption. Inspect the building Roof: Reduce leaks or roof collapse by inspecting all components of… Continue reading

Increase Engagement with Visuals

Nov 23, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Images and video play a key role in building engagement on social media. Know which imagery to share, how to post and the proper size requirements on each platform. Size Matters It’s important to resize your photos for them to properly display on different social media platforms. If a photo does… Continue reading

DKI Donates for the “Season of Giving”

DKI members posing with food drive donations for their location

November 16, 2015 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced their remote office in San Ramon, CA is supporting its community through the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank’s Season of Giving Food Drive, sponsored by Sunset Development Company’s Bishop Ranch. Every year, the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank serves over 8 million… Continue reading

Shambaugh Cleaning And Restoration Joins DKI

November 6, 2015 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that Shambaugh Cleaning & Restoration of Mansfield, Ohio has joined the DKI network. By virtue of its DKI franchise member, Shambaugh Cleaning & Restoration can employ DKI’s 24-hour call center, its claims tracking technology, and other tools to enhance its ability to serve its insurance and… Continue reading

How to Make Time for and an Impact on Social Media

Nov 5, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC One of the main reasons businesses don’t leverage social media in their marketing efforts is that they don’t have the time. However, knowing the strategies of how to post, and utilizing a calendar or some online scheduling assistant makes it fairly simple to market your brand and grow your business through… Continue reading

10 Best Practices for Social Media for Business

Social media management team graphic

Oct 29, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Social media allows you to reach and interact with millions of people – for free! Okay, there’s no such thing as a free lunch; you have to work at it to build this kind of following, but it is free to: Get set up and acclimated to each platform, connect with… Continue reading