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…
Sales fundamentals during a crisis

December 1, 2020  |  Management

Tips for selling products and services during COVID-19. by Madeleine MacRae Determining the best way to sell and, even more so, how to effectively and appropriately market your products and services at a time of such widespread uncertainty and deep market disruption can be a daunting task. As a lead…
Cash flow strategies and profits

August 1, 2020  |  Management

Follow these practices for positive cash flow.  by Mark E. Battersby Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Bank study, poor cash flow management causes 82 percent of U.S. business failures. Although seemingly counterintuitive, many experts advise putt…
Book review: Sustaining a family business

April 1, 2020  |  Management

Richard Seaman’s book offers a model for multigenerational success. by Rebecca Post An urgency runs through the pages of Richard Seaman’s book A Vibrant Vision: The Entrepreneurship of Multigenerational Family Business. That urgency stems from Seaman’s understanding that few family businesses …
Industrial Fabrics Association International partners with Alliance Funding Group to provide fast financing at competitive rates

February 18, 2020  |  Finances, Press Release

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has partnered with Alliance Funding Group to provide members of IFAI fast financing at competitive rates. “IFAI is enthusiastic about offering members access to one more resource when considering financing equipment or looking for working capital…
Win business with top-notch customer service

December 1, 2019  |  Business, Management

Keep your tent rental clients satisfied—and returning—with these six tips for five-star customer service. by Sarah Crews Your company and your employees are the backbone of events from high-end weddings and corporate galas to backyard parties and festivals. And your image is on the line each tim…
The power of PPPEEEZ

October 1, 2019  |  Management

In her new book, tent and event industry leader Delores Crum offers her seven simple strategies for successful living. Sometimes the most practical success tips are like PEZ® candies. They’re delivered in appealing, bite-sized pieces. They’re refreshing. Above all, their impact lingers after th…
Starting up or expanding a business? Here’s what you need to know about taxes.

August 1, 2019  |  Management

Tax laws can help or hurt new and expanding businesses. In today’s economy, it’s not unusual for an existing event business to branch out, or for an owner or self-employed professional to start another business in the same or a different field. Few realize, however, that Uncle Sam stands ready t…