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5 Tips for Managing Your Hotel’s Online Reputation

5 Tips for Managing Your Hotel’s Online ReputationIn a highly digital age, your online reputation can make or break you. Your customers have the ability to write uncensored reviews about their stay at your hotel for all the world to see. If you’re not managing your online reputation, your business and income potential can suffer. In this article, we’re going to explain how you can keep your online reputation a polished one so that potential customers choose your hotel over all the competition. Most importantly, protect your business with a Knoxville Hotel Insurance program.

Do your research.

The first step is to Google your hotel and see …

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Boosting Business During Low Peak Rental Season

Boosting Business During Low Peak Rental SeasonIt may be winter, but that doesn’t mean your vacation rental business has to slow. If you’re lucky enough to have a property located close to mountain resorts, December and January might be your biggest months. However, if not, you might find that your business slows this time of year. In this article, we’re going to examine how you can boost your business during a relatively slow time of the year. More importantly, protect your rental with a customized Pigeon Forge Vacation Rental Insurance policy.

Identify your slow season.

According to Rentalpreneurs, in the hotel industry as well as …

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Looking to Grow Your Business? Heed These Hiring Tips

Looking to Grow Your Business? Heed These Hiring TipsIf your business is growing, first and foremost, congratulations. Small business owners face plenty of adversity and struggle to beat the odds every single day. While your operation might be successful, hiring new employees to manage that success is another key to thriving. In this article, we’ll cover six important hiring strategies that small businesses can implement to find qualified candidates and to minimize TN Employment Practices Liability.

Gauge their passion.

Skills and talent are important, but you must also take into account whether candidates are passionate about going to work for you. Did they do pre-interview research to …

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Sevier County Hospitality Sector Seeks Sports Tourism

Sevier County Hospitality Sector Seeks Sports TourismLook out Dollywood, there’s a new game in East Tennessee and the competition is quickly heating up. For years East Tennessee has been known as a vacation destination for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains, relax in a cabin, enjoy a show at a local theater or visit an amusement park, but in recent years Sevier County has been working hard to attract a different demographic: athletes and sports fans.

Sports tourism has become one of the fastest growing hospitality sectors. According to the National Association of Sports Commissions, sports tourism travel is a …

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ACA Still A Struggle For Tennessee Small Businesses

ACA Still A Struggle For Tennessee Small BusinessesMany Tennessee small business owners are among the millions of businesses nationwide that have not yet had to adapt to the complex Affordable Care Act (ACA). While the federal government has been encouraging small business owners to buy into the new healthcare system ever since the ACA went into effect, many business owners instead took advantage of provisions that allowed them to keep offering employees existing healthcare insurance policies. There are currently two types primary ways that Tennessee business owners are able to opt-out of the ACA standards, “grandfathered” healthcare plans and “grandmothered” healthcare insurance programs.

The Affordable Care Act …

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Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult Education

Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult EducationAccording to an announcement from state officials last month, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and its 27 affiliated campuses across the state are offering information about the Tennessee Reconnect grants, which provides last-dollar scholarships for adults in pursuit of higher education and vocational training. The new plan is similar to the Tennessee Promise program, which offers similar opportunities for high school seniors. Both the Tennessee Reconnect and Tennessee Promise programs are part of the State’s Drive to 55 plan to bring the number of Tennessee adults with some kind of post-secondary training to 55 percent in the coming years. …

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Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over Funding

Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over FundingSeven Tennessee school districts recently filed a lawsuit against state officials alleging that the state violated Tennessee law by failing to provide adequate funding for education. The lawsuit alleges that state officials have breached their duty “under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.” According to reports, Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school districts allege that by shorting schools by hundreds of millions of dollars, the state has created an huge gap in the quality of education between well-off and less affluent areas. The lawsuit alleges that the state’s funding formula underestimates the cost of …

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Tips for Marketing Your Sevier County Vacation Rental

Tips for Marketing Your Sevier County Vacation RentalTodays vacationers and travelers have countless options when it comes to choosing a place to stay, which makes it even more difficult to differentiate your vacation rental from the crowd. When it comes to promoting and listing your property as a vacation rental, there are many different methods to choose from. It is important to understand your options and the benefits each strategy can provide before choosing a strategy that fits your needs and goals. Here are a few common strategies for marketing your Tennessee vacation rental.

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Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance: Guests Want Wi-Fi

Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance: Guest Want Wi-Fi

Second only to complimentary breakfast and on-sight food facilities, free internet access through Wi-Fi networks is at the top of most consumers’ list of amenity requirements when choosing travel lodgings. According to recent industry research, 94 percent of travelers claim that Wi-Fi access is the most important amenity when making travel arrangements. The 2014 survey from Hotels.com revealed that Wi-Fi is the most sought after in-room amenity, beating out bathroom shower, room size and even air conditioning.

Today, over two thirds of hospitality providers are reportedly already providing free or pay-to-use Wi-Fi services to compete in the modern hospitality market,

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Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Laws Keep Changing

Tennessee Workers' Compensation Laws Keep ChangingTennessee Workers’ Compensation laws might be changing once again as legislators introduced the new Employee Injury Benefit Alternative measure last month. The bill is designed to allow private employers to opt-out of the state’s workers’ compensation program by designing their own individual plans. Independent plans would have to meet the minimum requirements by providing injury benefit plans that are less comprehensive than state-mandated workers comp insurance.

Current Tennessee Workers’ Compensation regulations require employers provide:

  • Temporary Benefits – The maximum weekly benefit rate for injuries occurring July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is $932.80 or 110% of the state’s average
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