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Business Strategies to Get Through Times of Uncertainty

Business Strategies to Get Through Times of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a significant challenge for all business leaders globally. Past successful practices are no longer working in today’s work environment. Leaders must develop new values, behaviors, and mindsets to take the business through the new norm. Below are some practical approaches that modern executives must embrace during difficult times.

Tips for Running a Successful Hospitality Business

Tips for Running a Successful Hospitality Business

Since it’s the holidays, people are going to travel around the world. For hotel owners, the season is a blessing. However, there’s plenty of competition in the hospitality industry. To defeat their rivals and boost bookings, hotel owners need intelligent strategies....

The Importance Of Networking For Your Business

The Importance Of Networking For Your Business

Networking is a soft skill that benefits everyone from entrepreneurs to people trying to further their own career path. When done properly, it can not only save you time, stress, and money, but it can also open up doors of opportunity that you wouldn’t even imagine. A person’s network can give information about much more than job openings. The more people you meet, the more you are affected by your interactions with them. This, in turn, might lead you in a completely different direction than you had originally planned. It also opens up all the serendipitous things that can happen as you expose yourself to more experiences and more interactions. Sometimes all it takes is a single contact to get your foot in the door of meetings or interviews with one of your dream companies. 

Writing the Perfect Business Plan for Your Hotel

Writing the Perfect Business Plan for Your Hotel

Any writer of a technical document must keep two things in mind – the audience and the goal. In the case of writing a business plan for a hospitality property, the audience is people who will hopefully invest and the goal is to get funding. This is an oversimplification because it’s also important to pitch your ideas to the right type of investors. Not everyone sees the value in the tourism trade. Once you’ve identified the demographic for your audience, it’s important to keep them in mind throughout your business plan. 

4 Tips for Leading Your Employees to Better Work Lives

4 Tips for Leading Your Employees to Better Work Lives

For the past year, we have all bee forced to climate to a new and difficult world. Remote and work-from-home options are valuable to those who are able to perform them, but it's important to recognize that we are all struggling. These times of struggle are more than...