Dirk DeBie 


5 Tips for Pulling Your Business Through a Rough Patch

No matter what kind of business you run or how much hard work you put into your operation, every small business hits a rough patch at some point. When this happens, it can be easy to get discouraged; however, seeing the positive side of things and being optimistic can help you function through the difficulties. If things are starting to get rocky, here are some tips on how to … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Hiring the Best Contractor for Your Business

Sometimes, it makes sense to hire a contractor for a certain role, rather than a full-time employee. Contractors are individual people or businesses offering a service you only hire for a specific time frame or project, but you may also hear contractors referred to as suppliers (because they supply a service). Hiring a contractor can be more cost-effective than hiring an … [Read more...]

What Industries Suffer the Most Injuries at Work?

There are many injuries and even fatalities in a wide number of industries each year, unfortunately, but it is true that some industries are much more dangerous than others. It is worth looking into which industries suffer the most injuries at work along with why this might be and what can be done to prevent these injuries from happening. Main Industries Data from HSE reveals … [Read more...]

6 Ways Virtual Offices Reduce the Coronavirus’s Impact on Businesses

During these difficult times, business owners often find themselves wondering how long this period of uncertainty is going to last, and how this will be affecting their business operations. The government is suggesting that individuals work remotely from home in order to reduce social contact and limit exposure to the virus. However, working from home can limit one's … [Read more...]

Financial Mistakes That Could Cost Your Small Business

Now, more than ever before, more people are deciding to take a leap of faith and start a business. While that’s great news, the downside is that only about half of these businesses will actually succeed. There are several reasons businesses fail, yet money matters remain at the top of the list. Novice entrepreneurs make financial mistakes that end up being detrimental to their … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about Equipment Financing before Borrowing

The concept of equipment finance is relatively simple: you borrow money from a lender to purchase or lease an asset for your business. Equipment is the key point of this statement because it implies a tangible thing, as opposed to an intangible asset. An example of equipment financing would be to receive $20,000 for a company car, or $5,000 for a new lawnmower for a gardening … [Read more...]

Tips and Tools for Employees Looking to Boost Their Salary Level

A salary is not the only reason you should accept or stay at a particular job. The overall benefits of working for a certain company may be very compelling as they might include medical insurance, life insurance, stock options, or performance bonuses. There are also the aspects that make the work environment a place you enjoy being in which need to be considered. These include … [Read more...]

Can Business Leadership Be Learned?

There are many debates surrounding the concept of leadership. Are leadership skills innate or learned? What’s the difference between leadership and management in business? Can someone become an exceptional business leader through will and motivation alone or does he need years of experience? With controversial topics like this, the answers are bound to be complex. In this … [Read more...]

How Self-Storage Works and Why You Should Consider Renting It

If you have never used a self storage unit, you might be wondering how it all works. In a nutshell, self-storage serves the same purpose that a shed or garage at your home would. It’s a dry, clean, and secure space in a storage unit where you can store some of your belongings in order to declutter your home or keep items out of the way while you move. Here are a few other … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is a topic on everyone’s minds these days. From climate change to reducing single use plastics and air pollution, we all know that it is important to live responsibly and protect the environment. If you’re like most people, you are probably are trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle by recycling, using reusable shopping bags, and so on. But what about your … [Read more...]