In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a spotlight on exceptional women in our industry. We reached out to two successful female property managers to find out what attracted them to property management, and what it’s like to be a woman in this profession; and to relay the wisdom they’ve gained along the way.
In 2002, Lisa Vasiloff lamented to the owner of the Japanese bookstore where she worked that there were no volunteer opportunities for young kids. She wanted to teach her two sons the importance of giving back to their community.
The owner, Karen Yahara, suggested she make her own.
What happens when you put over 25 women-owned small businesses together for one photo shoot? You get beautiful photos, a lot of inspiration, and a way to promote women-owned businesses for International Women’s Day.
Restaurant kitchen equipment costs represent a large part of your budget, especially if you’re opening a new restaurant and starting your kitchen from scratch. It’s important not to underestimate how much money you’ll need to get your kitchen up and running.
You sit down in a new restaurant — or even an old favorite — and start looking at the menu. But something starts tugging your attention, taking you away from your table. There’s something uncomfortable about the experience, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
Then it hits you. It’s the restaurant music, and it’s terrible.
What if you could throw a party with all the glamour and magic of a wedding, but just with your gal pals? What would that look like?
When I got pregnant, my husband and I decided to upgrade from our tiny Boston apartment. Everything was great, until we discovered how much home ownership keeps you on your toes. Here are a few of the lessons we've learned along the way.
Content, brand stories, and social media have been dominating marketing conversations for years now.
Big brands are creating whole platforms of content that may or may not even feature their products. Social media is exploding with businesses that don’t advertise any other way. And it’s all moving a mile a minute.
It makes a small business wonder if any of this applies to them. Can a small business use social media or content marketing to help boost their brand, or is it just for the big guys?
During Hanukkah, community and celebration are woven into our gatherings, our food and our menorah lighting. You can bring that sense of community to your gift-giving by choosing handmade products made locally for your loved ones. Better yet, celebrate the contributions of women artisans in your community by shopping from one of these eight businesses.
Companies across industries are looking for employees that have more than industry-specific know-how. They want workers with the necessary soft skills to run a successful team. Those soft skills that are often the most difficult to master include conflict resolution, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate (often in situations filled with conflict and stress).
These skills are particularly useful for property managers, who at times have to handle tricky resident situations.
Of all the costs your restaurants generate, your food is one of the biggest — and one of the riskiest.
In a digital world, driven now more than ever by customer demands, marketing teams are struggling to keep up. Many organizations are turning to Agile, a work methodology first adopted by software developers, to meet customer needs in an “always on” market. Now, it’s catching on like wildfire with content marketers across all industries.
A/B testing is a low-risk, high-reward growth strategy for helping you find quick wins that boost revenue and improve the experience customers have with your clients’ brand.
When our managing editor and in-house mom, Laurie Mega, went on vacation in Israel, we sent her off with a bag of sunscreens to test. Find out which sunscreens held up under the hot, Mediterranean sun.