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Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag Tenants

Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag TenantsIf you have decided to rent out your cabin, whether for a vacation lodging destination or for long-term residency, it all begins with a tenant search. You will  likely have many candidates, but not all will be good. It is important to know how to separate the good from the bad by recognizing the signs of a problem tenant.

Red flags or not, you can never be too precocious when allowing a stranger to live in your cabin. Stay prepared with Tennessee cabin insurance during your search and through the renting process.

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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 Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part 2

Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part2 Tennessee Educators Insurance Crafting Technology Policies Part2

In the first part of this post, we discussed the recent controversy surrounding the Williamson County School District’s (WCSD) technology and policy. There were many concerns voiced by students and parents about the amount of control the school officials had over the students’ technology activity and involvement. Some concerned parents brought the issue to the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which pushed to have the regulations revised.

According to the ACUL, the WCSD’s technology policy was a violation to students’ First and Fourth Amendment rights of freedom of expression …

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Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part1

Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part 1 Tennessee Educator's Insurance Crafting Tech Policies Part 1

Last fall the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to contest a Tennessee school district’s campus technology policy. Like many schools districts across the country, the Williamson County School District’s (WCSD) had been working to adopt a digital technology and social media policy that would allow educators to monitor and curb students’ use of electronics on campus but still encourage their use in the classroom. Last year the WCSD came up with new guidelines for their students which included a contract that students and their …

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Chattanooga Business Insurance Basics for Entrepreneurs

Chattanooga Business Insurance Basics for Entrepreneurs Chattanooga Business Insurance Basics for Entrepreneurs

It’s a new year and for many Americans 2015 represents a fresh opportunity to embark on new adventures and pursuits in both their personal and professional lives. For some that means making life changes, career changes and even starting their own business. But starting a new business is no easy task; it takes time, resources, research and planning in order to be successful. There are many reasons why small business success rates are low, one of the most prominent is a lack of preparation and risk management. More specifically, many small businesses forget …

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Davidson County TN Hotel Insurance: Utilizing Ergonomics

Davidson County TN Hotel Insurance:  Utilizing Ergonomics Davidson County TN Hotel Insurance  Utilizing Ergonomics

While it may not seem like the most risky of all industries, the hospitality industry actually has one of the highest worker place injury and accident rates. For example, the hospitality industry has some of the highest reports of slips, falls and tips in the workplace according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bodily stress, strains, and musculoskeletal injuries are also extremely common workers compensation claims from hospitality workers and can pose serious complications for Davidson County hotel operations.

Many fundamental job functions performed by hotel staff member involve routine lifting, …

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Smoky Mountains Vacation Rental Insurance: Foundation Checks

Smoky Mountains Vacation Rental Insurance: Foundation Checks
Smoky Mountains Vacation Rental Insurance: Foundation Checks

For Smoky Mountains vacation rental property owners real estate is more than a home, it is an investment in their financial security and well-being.  As such, it is important to properly choose and maintain rental properties carefully to avoid losses and liability exposures. One common cause of large financial complications and losses is a property’s foundation.

Building foundations are essential to the stability and safety of any structure. Damage to a property’s foundation can rapidly become a costly and dangerous complication. Foundation complications are common problems in much of Tennessee which is no …

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Davidson County Vacation Rental Insurance: Benefits of Tech

Davidson County Vacation Rental Insurance: Benefits of Tech Davidson County Vacation Rental Insurance Benefits of Tech

The vacation rental industry has become an incredibly lucrative opportunity for many Davidson County property owners, especially those who have adjusted to using modern technology to help manage and market their properties.  Today, vacation rental owners have the opportunity to automate their rental process which can help save time, money and eliminate many common mistakes or errors, such as double booking. Furthermore, utilizing internet platforms as a guest relations and marketing tool can help Tennessee vacations rental owners connect with past, present and future guests.

Using digital booking and property management programs

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