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Treatment for Workplace Burns

Feb 9, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC As we learned last week, workplace burns injure roughly 5,000 Americans each year, so it’s important to take the proper precautions to prevent these types of calamities. However, accidents happen; it’s essential to know how to treat a burn, should something occur. Workplace burns must be treated immediately, but the type… Continue reading

Burn Awareness Week Reminders

Feb 1, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC According to OSHA, fires and explosions in the workplace injure more than 5,000 American workers each year! Workplace burns account for approximately a quarter of all serious burns. This week, National Burn Awareness Week, is the perfect opportunity to remind your employees of fire and burn hazards in the workplace, and… Continue reading

Spreading the Valentine’s Day Love Around the Office

Jan 27, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC With next month surrounding Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Week, we got to thinking – How do these occasions tie into employee retention, business growth and customer satisfaction? Gratitude and Appreciation All too often we focus on things we can improve upon; negativity tends to overshadow positivity. According to… Continue reading

Are you using social media to improve your customer service?

DKI Services in IL Using Social Media To Improve its Customer Service

Jan 18, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Social media is becoming increasingly more popular as a means for people to contact and connect with businesses. In 2014, Accent Marketing conducted a survey of 1,000 consumers nationwide, showing 72 percent of consumers only want to interact with a business through comments on social media platforms, as opposed to the… Continue reading

Never Cruise in Winter

Cruise Control in Winter infographic

Jan 14, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million employees (2.5% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time. Some of these remote employees include sales and contracting, which requires frequent, sometimes long-distance, traveling. While cruise control can be an advantage to relieve stress while driving long stretches, it… Continue reading

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

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