Succession strategies

August 1, 2021  |  Management

Determining the true value of your company. by Larry Oxenham Succession planning can be a tricky matter, especially if you’re passing your business on to a family member. Sometimes keeping it in the family is viable, but not in every case. If it comes time to sell the business instead, you should …
Heat illness prevention

August 1, 2021  |  Safety

Ways to keep workers safe during extreme temperatures. High temperatures during the summer months can pose dangerous risks to outdoor workers. Each year, thousands of workers in the U.S. become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some cases are fatal. According to the Occupational Safety &…
Books to improve your business skills

June 1, 2021  |  Business, Management

Education is a valuable asset when it comes to success in life and business. Going to college is the standard road map many people use to get an education that helps them succeed, but I never really enjoyed the classroom. I wanted to get out and get busy. I did better with hands-on learning, either …
UX design for event and tent professionals

June 1, 2021  |  Business, Tips and Techniques

How to give your clients the best website experience. by Carmen Bodziak Your website is one of the most important parts of your event business strategy. But if potential clients find your site difficult to navigate or frustrating to use, you could lose out on business. While there are a lot of commo…
Add the “why” to the “how” in your training

June 1, 2021  |  Business, Safety

Important things every installer should know. by Mike Holland Most tent installers receive on-the-job training. Oftentimes it is on a need-to-know basis that is determined by the supervisor or the peers who are on-site.  When training a new team member, trainers should not only explain how somethin…
Scaling your business

April 1, 2021  |  Management

The keys to achieving sustainable growth. by Charlene Clark The concept of scaling a business is not interchangeable with growing a business. Consider this scenario: You are experiencing exponential growth, revenues are up, work is pouring in the door and you decide to hire more people. You and your…
How to develop a talent acquisition plan

April 1, 2021  |  Tips and Techniques

by Rita Revels Having the right talent in the right place at the right time is essential in all businesses, but it is critical in small businesses. Having a talent acquisition plan will help ensure that you have the talent you need to meet your customer’s needs. If you are ridin’, you are in a &…
Evacuation plans in action

April 1, 2021  |  Safety

How to have conversations with clients about inclement weather and tent evacuation planning. by Tommy Wilson and Cindy Wilson While it is human nature to seek shelter during a storm, a tent, ultimately, is a temporary structure. No matter what its wind speed rating might be, once the wind is higher …