Things to Consider Before Renting out Your Vacation Home

Things to Consider Before Renting out Your Vacation HomeIf you have a vacation home and want to earn a little extra money, there’s no better way than to rent it out during the peak seasons. Summer might be over, but Tennessee is beautiful in the fall, and still attracts people from all over the nation year-round. In this post, we’ll cover the basics on how you can gear up to start turning your vacation home into an income property- all while keeping your peace of mind. Most importantly, protect your dwelling with a Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance policy.

Determine whether you want to hire a management company.

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Are Your Employees Burned Out? Try These Solutions

Are Your Employees Burned Out? Try These SolutionsIt’s not uncommon for your employees to feel overwhelmed and bogged down by day-to-day tasks. While a vacation is certainly a great way to reset their minds and catch a break, it’s not always a feasible option. In this post, we’ll explore the best ways that you can prevent your employees from work burnout while still getting work done. More importantly, secure your business against claims of negligence and wrongdoing with a comprehensive Sevier County EPLI policy.

Encourage rapport-building among employees.

Your employees spend at least 40 hours per week working at your business and interacting with their coworkers. The …

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Attracting More Guests to Your Vacation Rental

Attracting More Guests to Your Vacation RentalSummer is the most popular time of year for your cabin or vacation home to be occupied. However, if your rental isn’t at max capacity and you’re still looking to earn a few extra bucks this summer, it’s not too late. With a little finesse on presentation and advertising, your vacation rental can be booked in no time. In addition to heeding the following advice, protect your dwelling with a Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance policy.

Present it professionally.

A rental might not be your permanent dwelling, but that doesn’t mean the decor and amenities should reflect that. People want …

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Shopping for a New House? Avoid Overspending

Shopping for a New House? Avoid OverspendingWhen shopping for your first home, or even your dream home, it’s easy to get caught up in the lust of all the potential features that could be. However, understanding how to search for a house makes all the difference when it comes to preventing overspending or spending too much on features that you can do yourself. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at how you can differentiate between must and lust in your new home buying guide. Wherever you end up, be sure to secure your new home with a comprehensive Knoxville Home Insurance policy.

Prioritize the

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Want to Boost Summer Hotel Business? Read This

Want to Boost Summer Hotel Business? Read ThisSummer is the prime time for vacationers, which means that hotels often reach their highest occupancy rates during this season. While you might be expecting your revenues to boost this summer, there are still a lot of proactive steps you can take to ensure you have a lucrative season, including some last-minute strategies. As we explore these tips, ensure your entire operation is protected by a Knoxville Hotel Insurance package.

Get creative.

Rather than prolonging sales in hopes of boosting occupancy, you can get creative with your marketing strategy. For example, try advertising 24-hour flash sales to drive traffic during …

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Managing Labor Costs: Making Data Driven Decisions

Managing Labor CostsIn our last post, we discussed some of the major ways that you can save money and protect your restaurant’s bottom line. Managing labor costs is at the forefront of almost every restaurant owner’s priorities, and what better way to do so than to make data-driven decisions. In this article, we’re going to explore how you can use your restaurant’s real data to make labor and money saving changes. Next, protect your operation with a comprehensive Pigeon Forge Restaurant Insurance package.

Learn what people love about your restaurant.

With CRM software, you can track customers’ orders, what they buy, …

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Managing Your Restaurant’s Labor Costs

Managing Your Restaurant’s Labor CostsAs a restaurant owner, you know the importance of minimizing labor costs in your establishment. As these make up nearly a third of your monthly expenses, controlling these costs is an essential component to your revenue stream. Therefore, we have devised a simple list of ways to manage and control your restaurant’s labor costs to protect your bottom line. Even more importantly, ensure your operation is backed by a comprehensive Pigeon Forge Restaurant Insurance package, custom written specifically to match your unique exposures.

Gather data.

Making data-driven decisions is both economical and savvy. Look for trends in your restaurant, sales …

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Now Hiring: Receptionist

Barnes Insurance Agency is looking for a dedicated Receptionist to handle face-to-face customer service duties as well as general office management tasks. When our clients walk into our office, we want them to find a friendly, smiling face and a helping hand.

As a receptionist you will be the first point of contact for the company and you will provide administrative support across the organization. You will handle the flow of people through the business and ensure that all receptionist responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate has excellent communication …

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Sevier County Structure Status

Sevier County Structure Status

Sevier County Structure Status

For the latest wildfire updates, a Sevier County Structure Status Map has been created.  This map has current status information for homes and buildings affected by the wildfires. This interactive map is being continually updated as new information is received. Please note, if you do not find a status on the property you are searching for this indicates that the property is either intact or the status in unknown.

The map is also color coordinated. Here’s what the colored markers mean:

    Green means the structure is affected
    Yellow means the structure has minor damage
    Orange means
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Smoky Mountain Wildfires

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Our area has suffered an unbelievable tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with all those touched by this horrific event. Your friends at Barnes Insurance will be here for you, working side by side, as we assess and rebuild what has been destroyed. May God Bless our area and people. #GatlinburgWildfire #Gatlinburg #SmokyMountains…

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