Lead is the New Manage – Motivating a Sales Team of Millennials in the Restoration Industry

Oct 20, 2015 Guest Blog By: David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Don’t even try to MANAGE Millennials.  Seriously.  That tactic, which worked brilliantly with Baby Boomers and Generation X is dead!  What must be done now is for you to LEAD them. The good news is that Millennials are just people – people born between 1980 and the early 2000s; according… Continue reading

Fire Prevention Week – How it all Started

Oct 7, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Every year, around this time, social networks become filled with the hashtag #FirePreventionWeek. But, do you know why? Why this week every year? Well, here are those answers: Q: Does Fire Prevention Week have an annual theme? A: Yes, the theme for 2015 is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every… Continue reading

3 Tips to Better Your Sales Technique and Customer Service

Sept 29, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Let’s face it – No one likes solicitors. But, soliciting your business is how you develop leads, right? If so, how does this work when businesses and households hang signs near their doors, refusing solicitation, or solicitors receive the constant hang-up the second the receiver realizes the phone call is a… Continue reading

When the Lights Go Out – Power Outage Tips for the Office

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Sept 22, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC A power failure is one of the most common business interruptions. Whether the cause is weather related, due to a fallen tree or human error, a power outage can be inconvenient and impact business operations. Follow the tips below to help minimize your business interruption during a power outage. BEFORE First… Continue reading

Hurricanes – Fact or Fiction?

Sept 14, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Lately, there has been a lot of commotion surrounding the topic of hurricanes (Danny, Fred), and we have been monitoring several recent Tropical Storms – Erika, Grace, Henri. But, can these hurricanes reach us in-landers? Do we really have to worry about these tropical storms, when they don’t develop into more?… Continue reading

What to do if Driving Near a Wildfire

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Aside from the traffic buildup in these situations, are you aware of the driving risks associated with wildfires? Do you know how to avoid these areas, or stay safe while driving? In the event of a wildfire in your area, here are some safety and prevention tips to follow when you’re on the road: Smoke can quickly change direction and… Continue reading

Flood Your Business With Preparedness

Sept 1, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC For National Preparedness Month, Week 1: Floods Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States, and all 50 states are subject to flash floods. It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with flooding and know how to prepare and stay safe in the event one should… Continue reading

Never Forget Why You Are Here

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Aug 25, 2015 By Dan Cassara, President & CEO of DKI Ventures, LLC At DKI, we restore homes and businesses in their time of need, and more importantly, we are considered the very best this industry has to offer. Last month, DKI completed an incredibly successful marketing event that invites local business development professionals from DKI companies across the country… Continue reading

Spark Your Marketing Efforts with Word of Mouth

U.S. consumer traits and buying habits

Aug 18, 2015 By: Jessica Nielsen, DKI Ventures, LLC Consumers are becoming savvier in the way they research products/services and make purchases. Not only do they research before making purchases, but they know when they’re being sold to. This especially rings true with Millennials (those born roughly between 1980-2000). This large and increasingly powerful generation is having a profound effect… Continue reading

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