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 …

Posted in Blog, Hotel Insurance | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Want to Boost Summer Hotel Business? Read This

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, …

Posted in Blog, Restaurant Insurance | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Managing Labor Costs: Making Data Driven Decisions

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 …

Posted in Blog, Restaurant Insurance | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Managing Your Restaurant’s Labor Costs

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 …

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Comments Off on Now Hiring: Receptionist

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
Posted in Blog, Property Insurance | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Sevier County Structure Status

Smoky Mountain Wildfires

here-to-help

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…

Posted in Blog, cabin rental insurance, Hotel Insurance | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Smoky Mountain Wildfires

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips to Share with Renters

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips to Share with RentersThe holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. Most of the time these celebrations include feasts that take much preparation and can result in accidents if not properly attended. While you want to make sure you have the best Sevier County Cabin Rental Insurance to cover any mishaps, here are a few tips to share with your renters to help ensure their holiday feast is a success and your cabin remains incident free.

  • Prep Ahead of Time

Holiday meals require a lot of prep work. Between planning menus, shopping, cooking and setting the tables things can …

Posted in Blog, cabin rental insurance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Holiday Cooking Safety Tips to Share with Renters

Rent Your Home During Off-Season: Tips For Success

Rent Your Home During Off-Season Tips For SuccessVacation home rental is a large and increasing business in the US. Renting out your vacation home during the prime summer months may seem like an easy way to bring in some extra income, but what about the off-season when the winter weather makes renting out your second home a little more difficult? Not only do you want to make sure you have the best TN Cabin Rental Insurance to protect your home, you’ll want to follow a few simple tips to help make renting your home in the off season a success.

Price- While you are able to charge …

Posted in Blog, cabin rental insurance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Rent Your Home During Off-Season: Tips For Success

Topic: What do Vacationers Look for in a Condo?

What do Vacationers Look for in a CondoVacations are generally the highlight of everyone’s year. People can plan trips for months ahead of time to make sure that they are getting the relaxing vacation they want. As a rental owner, you want to make sure that you are not only protecting yourself with the best Sevier County Cabin Rental Insurance available, but that you are also aware of what people are looking for when researching to find the perfect place for their vacation.

Accessibility

One of the main questions about your cabin is going to be about accessibility from the main road and from the water if …

Posted in Blog, cabin rental insurance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Topic: What do Vacationers Look for in a Condo?

Cabin Fire in Pigeon Forge Promotes Need for Sprinkler System

Cabin Fire in Pigeon Forge Promotes Need for Sprinkler SystemCabin rentals should equate to family fun and relaxation. However, in recent news, a cabin fire broke out in Pigeon Forge, burning the cabin into rubble and causing 25 family members to evacuate. While this enforces the need for proper, updated sprinkler systems to be in place, Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Insurance can help mitigate financial risk and promote safety for your tenants.

The fire broke out around 7:10 p.m. on October 19th. What started as a chimney fire soon turned into a blaze, burning down the cabin and two close by homes in the process. The Miller …

Posted in Blog, cabin rental insurance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Cabin Fire in Pigeon Forge Promotes Need for Sprinkler System