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3 Business Owners Tell Their Secret to How They Grew Their Business Revenue

Revenue growth is a major goal of most businesses, but it’s easier said than done. There’s plenty of advice out there for small business owners on how to grow business revenue, but we wanted to ask the real experts — business owners who have been there, done that and actually boosted their revenue. Here are some real-life growth hacking tips that brought revenue success for these business owners.

Chattanooga Property Managers Donate Personal Savings to Laid-Off Employees

Two years ago, Christina Thoreson gave her husband, Christian, an unusual Christmas present: paperwork to form a nonprofit. The couple wanted to create a foundation that could help fund personal and professional development for employees at their short-term rental management company, Chattanooga Vacation Rentals. It sat on a shelf as they tended to their growing business, which manages properties in Tennessee and Georgia. Then came COVID-19. So they dusted off their nonprofit paperwork and relaunched the Fly Foundation, funding it with their personal savings, with a new mission: to supplement what unemployment does not cover so their laid-off staff could receive their normal level of income even while the business is down.

Software help for managing your Airbnb

Managing a successful short-term rental requires hosts to wear many hats — entrepreneur, concierge, accountant, tax expert, reservations agent, staff manager, designer, web master, and more. It’s a lot to take on, especially for short-term rental hosts with busy bookings or more than one property. Luckily, busy hosts can get technological help with many of the tasks associated with running a short-term rental. Here are some features to look for when considering short-term rental software.