How to increase your bottom line with job costing, part 1

December 1, 2019

Where does all the money go? Let’s start with some accounting basics. by Alexandre Renaud and Barbara Scull Job costing is the process of assigning costs to a specific job or project to determine if it will generate enough gross profit to cover expenses and contribute to net profit. While managers often engage in job …

How to document your tent anchoring plan

October 1, 2019

When submitting a permit application, use industry-developed tools and your manufacturer’s data to explain your plan. By Alex Kouzmanoff The anchoring plan for your tent or structure is the one part of your permit submittal package that will change from job to job. The key to any plan is to present a professional, easy-to-read document …

How to plan for temporary power for tented events

August 1, 2019

Accurately calculate temporary power for tented events with a basic understanding of how power behaves. As tented events become more complex, they are more likely than ever to require temporary power, because venues often don’t have enough utility power to handle the needs of lighting, HVAC (air conditioning and heat), catering and cooking equipment, and …

How to patch tent fabric with a heat gun

June 1, 2019

Follow these steps to make simple repairs to damaged tent tops. The most common types of damage to tent tops that tent rental companies repair on their own are pinholes and simple cuts. Liquid vinyl is appropriate for pinholes—about the size of an eraser head or smaller. The next step up, especially for a repair …

How to take better photos of your projects

April 1, 2019

Only have a smartphone? That’ll work fine. An estimated 1.2 trillion photos were taken around the globe in 2017. The smartphone, of course, is what’s behind the huge number. According to InfoTrends, a market research firm, 85 percent of all photos are shot with a phone. A good smartphone gives you a simple way to …