The tax benefits of attending trade shows

August 1, 2015  |  Management, On the Job

Owners, managers and employees of tent and event rental businesses, even shareholder-employees—have long been allowed to claim an income tax deduction for the expenses of attending trade shows, conferences and meetings. Thanks to federal tax laws, the government will pick up the tab for a sizable …
New York, New York

August 1, 2015  |  Management

New York Tent meets the challenges of a demanding city with style and attention to detail. Providing tent and event services in a city where traffic is always an issue, trucking restrictions reign and residents are increasingly demanding is a New York City kind of challenge. For some people, conditi…
Hire top performers

August 1, 2015  |  Management

A bad hire wastes precious time and money. Ensure that your hiring process identifies the best employees for your company—every time. By Gregory P. Smith Most employers agree the typical employee selection process is minimally effective at best. Unfortunately, resumes and job interviews are becomi…
Stress fractures

April 1, 2015  |  Management

Don’t let workplace stress undermine your operations. By William J. Lynott Workplace stress can simmer just beneath the surface, eating away at morale, productivity and profits. And if you think that workplace stress doesn’t exist in your business, think again. “Emotional pain exists in every …
Off-season actions

December 1, 2014  |  Management

Now is the time to prepare for the high season. By Lars Erickson Winter is a slower time for many tent rental companies, but there are plenty of tasks to accomplish in the off-season that will help your company be more efficient and profitable in the busy summer season. Analysis While reviewing the …
Wealth of knowledge

December 1, 2014  |  Features, Industry News, Management

Whether your company has been in the tent industry for one year or 100, IFAI Tent Expo 2015 is the place to gain more knowledge and a professional edge. InTents: What issues face tent rental companies of all sizes? Mike Holland: Codes and their enforcement. Many states and municipalities are trying …
Step it up

October 1, 2014  |  Features, Management

Upsell accessories to boost profit and take events from good to glam. By Amir Hussain When the economy gains strength, celebrations gain momentum. Tent and event rental companies are once again finding that clients are able to spend more money to upgrade their events—but some add-ons move more…
Year after year

October 1, 2014  |  Features, Management

Olympic Tent’s president Scott Sutherland and vice president Darrel Brown weigh in on how to get and manage multiyear event contracts. By Scott Sutherland and Darrel Brown Relationships take work but, with a little thoughtful effort, can reap great rewards. And what is a multiyear contract but…
The wild, wild west

August 1, 2014  |  Management

The wild, wild west Canvas Unlimited provides tent and event services in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A few miles west of the Continental Divide, encompassed on all sides by mountains, Jackson Hole, Wyo. sits beside the headwaters of the Snake River. With its low lying valleys, rivers and strea…
Cost control

August 1, 2014  |  Management

Tips to minimize workers’ compensation costs. By William J. Lynott Workers’ compensation costs can become a major expense. Almost every business in the United States that has employees must deal with the cost of workers’ compensation. Take these steps to help keep workers’ co…