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The Smart Hotelier’s Guide To Running An Efficient Laundry Department

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Laundry accounts for a significant percentage of your hotel’s operating costs. Just think about all the items that go through your laundry department:   A great amount of resources go […]

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6 Common Hotel Scheduling Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

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Time and time again, we find hotel managers are making scheduling mistakes that end up costing their hotel a substantial amount of labor dollars. Are you guilty of committing one […]

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Infographic: Choosing a Payroll Provider

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A payroll processing provider is one of the most important vendors you will ever choose – and they are not a one-size-fits-all type of business. We’ve worked with dozens of different […]

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Entrepreneurs Take on the Tax Man

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A good article in the WSJ (Entrepreneurs Take On Tax Man) about how aggressive many small business owners are being about disputing their property tax assessments.  I firmly believe that […]

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What Hotels Might Get Sick From Health Care Reform

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Our COO Taylor Beauchamp has co-authored an article in this month’s issues of Lodging Magazine on the impact of health care reform on the hotel industry.    Check it out at […]

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How to Take the Shine off of Your Brand – On Purpose

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One of the things that makes business cycles fascinating is the changes to the status quo that come from big economic changes.  Since this is the biggest change of our […]

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For Hotel Owners Worry About 2010, Not 2009

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The last week has been a lot of dismal news to say the least.  The massive job cuts that were well publicized last week jolted the stock market and the […]

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Payroll Alert: You may have 27 pay periods in 2009!

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This is more of a quick alert since many business people are not aware that for many employers this will be a ‘leap’ pay period year.  What that means is […]

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Thoughts on Randy Smith Interviews – Part II

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This is the second in a series of postings on the interviews that Randy Smith recently posted. This section focuses on the luxury segment but also touches on the potential […]

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Thoughts on Randy Smith Interviews – Part I

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One of the elder statesman of the industry has put out two short video clips with some great perspectives on the industry.  Like many of you, I have heard Randy […]

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