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Remain Positive

August 11, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC How do you respond to “So, what do you do?” How do you explain “disaster restoration?” While the phrase can appear daunting, depressing or even dull to some people, the reality is it’s an exciting, rewarding job that never has a dull moment. Convey this when describing your work. Restoration is… Continue reading

Networking – Can’t Live With it, Can’t Live Without it

August 5, 2015 By: Zack Miller, DKI Ventures, LLC Networking is something that people can’t live with or without. Whether you hate it or love it, it is always important to make new connections in the business world. Many experts advise you to do so EVERY WEEK because of how much it can benefit you in the end. Not only… Continue reading

Battery Safety

July 22, 2015 Think about the many devices that require batteries. Now, think about how many of those devices you own or have around the office. How many of those do you use on a daily basis? From the moment we wake up, we use batteries. Whether you turn off your alarm clock, or even if we’re being honest here,… Continue reading

Feeling Stuck? Talk About the Weather

July 16, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Let’s face it – the most common topic of small talk is the weather. I’m not just speaking for those of us in the disaster restoration industry…Everyone stays on top the weather; whether or not they go out of their way to follow the news, they at least have a general… Continue reading

Fun Facts for the Fourth

July 2, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Amidst all the grilling, swimming, sun-bathing, and fireworks shows – what really is the Fourth of July all about? The Day We know it as Independence Day, the day our nation declared its independence from Great Britain – America’s birthday. Simple, right? Well, did you know – John Adams penned, “The… Continue reading

Safety Tips for Summer Work

June 23, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC It is officially summer, and that means days are getting longer and HOTTER! With parts of the U.S. suffering from extreme heat lately, and the west coast rationing water usage during this misery, it’s important to be aware of the risks to stay safe. Schedule your days early. Though, in this… Continue reading

Increase Customer Service with an App

June 17, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Last week we touched upon the importance of creating a mobile app for your business, and we shared our experience with our new American Red Cross Emergency App. Now, let’s run through three simple benefits of utilizing and promoting our app for your business as a DKI Member, or even creating… Continue reading

Why Go Mobile?

June 8, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Technology is becoming increasingly more significant for Americans’ daily lives. They use their smartphones, tablets and now, even watches (Apple Watch) to build relationships, access messages and research information. According to the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone and 34 percent of Americans use their smartphones to… Continue reading

Stay Safe During a Hurricane

June 1, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Now that your office is prepared for a hurricane… What? It isn’t?? Read last week’s blog post, then continue reading! Today marks the first day of National Safety Month. Do you know what to do to keep your office safe during a hurricane watch? Remember, a hurricane watch means to be… Continue reading

Hurricane Preparedness

May 27, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Even if you don’t live in a high-risk area for severe weather, it’s important to have and communicate a plan and have an emergency kit in case of any emergency event. You and your staff will be thankful you did! So, is your business prepared? If… Continue reading