Business Development

How to Work from Home and Increase Sales Revenue

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 coronavirus has developed into a widespread pandemic. With growing outbreaks of diagnosed cases in many states in the US and several provinces in Canada and vastly larger numbers of undiagnosed cases, there’s a serious cause for concern.

Whether it is the Coronavirus, or it is another infectious disease the reality is that we are going to have to change the way we do business in order to protect our employees and customers. keep reading »

The 10-year Challenge of Being a Small Business Owner

Many small business owners in the trucking and heavy-duty parts industry that I speak with are all dealing with the same type of issues. They started their business so that they could build a better life for themselves and their families but somehow they find themselves working longer hours and for less pay than when they worked for someone else.  keep reading »

A Companion to The Heavy-Duty Parts Report Podcast

My name is Jamie Irvine and this is my BLOG focused on serving the heavy-duty parts industry. This blog is a companion to my industry-leading podcast called The Heavy-Duty Parts Report where my guests and I provide expert advice about the heavy-duty parts you need to buy to keep your trucks and trailers rolling, lower your cost-per-mile, and keep you informed about what’s happening in the industry.

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How to Make More Money This Year

For the families of former employees of companies like Celadon, the need to earn more money is now desperate as they received layoff notices earlier this month. While most people who work in the trucking industry are not facing layoff notices everyone should look at ways they can make more money in 2020 because let’s face it – we never know what is just around the corner.

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How to Deal with Depression in the Workplace

3 Key Points in this Article:

  1. Leaders are not immune to depression, but they still can be successful despite having depression.
  2. Employees who have depression often need support from the business they work for and they should get appropriate medical assistance.
  3. Creating a supportive environment for those that deal with depression has a powerful positive influence on your culture and your bottom line.

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