Hospitality Service Industries Are Going the Geek Way

Companies in the hospitality business are under constant pressure to service their clients without any complaints and this nature of the business has given rise to the necessity of catching up with the enterprise mobility technology. With these days all the businesses embracing mobile solutions at the enterprise level, hospitality industry too has a lot of scope to grow with mobile enterprise.

Efforts put in standing upto guest satisfaction without proper technology upgrade is not even remotely tangential with the hospitality business. The major area where the hospitality centers fail to impress is during the maintenance of the equipment and scheduling of the servicing times of the clients. It is under these circumstances that MEAP or Mobile Enterprise Application Platform will be the best service operation that will ensure effective efforts in keeping the guests elated.

Accepting MEAP for hospitality will aim at improving operational activities without any glitches in the routine of the health clubs. Smooth functioning of these institutions is also influenced by the coordination standards between the management and the staff that is responsible for executing various tasks within the hospitality lounge. The MEAP suite will be able to give the mobile professionals the chance to write apps that effectively targets employees of the spa or the associates that covers a high intensity of the users.

The proliferation of the types of the devices is very large and sure is expected to rise in the every year to come and with MEAP, the hospitality center owners can have worry free head as MEAP solutions cater to the varied mobile OS like Android, iPhone, Window Phone 7 and Blackberry.

Key Efficacies of the MEAP services

Transparency and Real-time approach: Any business is smooth running when the strategic model is well understood and known to the workforce. Spa or health club workforces will be aware of the prior appointments of the clients, maintenance staff duty and the intensity of the clients during the holidays seasons etc. This kind of information can we streamlined to allocate the work to the employees without any confusions relating to schedules mix-ups or room occupancy.

Intelligent Workflows: With connectivity comes the effective workflow model. And MEAP suite just enhances connectivity with apps that are compatible on all leading mobile platforms. The managers are alerted on the mobile devices in case of any appointment cancellations or re-schedules.

Flexile Integration: MEAP offers instant mobile messaging environment that catches up with real time communication and action plan.

Effective Collaboration: The enterprise data sources like the ERP, CRM, and Web-content are integrated with no hitches.

Benefits of MEAP on the Hospitality Industry:

  1. Any paper documentation and recording is the most complicated and time consuming process in any industry. The MEAP introduces the digital paperless recording of the ongoing activities and enables radio communications.
  2. Real time accessing and updating of work orders and service requesting too are recorded digitally on the wireless devices which can be viewed by the authorized personnel of the health club.
  3. With the capability to handle automatic escalations and alerts for no response, the delay time is almost nil enabling effective work flow of the organization.

Safe Nutrition Principles in Food Service Industry

Nutritionists and dietitians constantly send out alarming signals about the risks we assume when eating over processed food. Irrespective of health concerns, many cannot stop eating unhealthy food products. The threat is everywhere in supermarkets, fast-food lines, and even restaurants. No one in the business pays attention to this menace, ever since manufacturers have found the magic formula to raise profit. Moreover, the secret lies in tasty recipes based on an endless list of artificial ingredients that make food taste delicious, but, in the mean time, jeopardize our health, all this happening because food manufacturers have been gradually giving up safety and health principles.

Thus, over the years, this tendency has turned into a real threat, whose side effects are really hard to fight against. Ignoring many ethics-based principles in food service work, unfortunately, nowadays, we find it really difficult to combat obesity. Moreover, infant obesity is definitely one of the major national concerns, yet, we are still helpless when it comes to initiating major changes and directing eating habits towards a safer area. This national inability has so many causes, yet food additives abuse is one of the major factors. Implicitly, food manufacturers carry the guilt for having provoked the disaster, as the side effects did not emerge immediately afterwards. Even though food experts were very much aware of their impact on health, they still kept it a secret.

The same approach was obvious for all who performed various food industry jobs. Initially, this menace was taboo, yet when we all came to realize its dangers, no one was afraid to speak out. Nonetheless, this reaction was somehow late, considering that consequences had been registered on several plans. Besides high obesity risks, food additives, toxins and all chemical ingredients, used to make food products last longer and excessively tasty, are believed to considerably increase the risks of suffering from colon cancer and stomach cancer. And the dangers do not stop here.

Recent laboratory tests provide relevant evidence that many food additives might cause addiction, meaning that, you will no longer be able to control your eating habits and food consumption. The best example in this sense is definitely monosodium glutamate, also responsible for the Umani phenomenon. Even though this element has a natural origin, these days, food processing make use of synthetic MNSG. Actually, this chemical component can add savor even tough the food does not contain any natural flavor. So, it is highly recommended to pay attention to the way food is processed and mainly to all ingredients the food products contain.

A Brief Look At The Pool Services Industry

In the midst of the Great Recession, the Wall Street Journal took an in-depth look at the costs associated with owning a pool. The article titled “Taking a Bath on Your Pool” punched in the numbers and made the following conclusions by citing industry experts and financial and real estate professionals:

– Initial costs of a pool are between $25,000 and $50,000 (size, type, location)
– Recurring costs, maintenance for example, range from $500 and $800 per year
– Other costs, such as the electric bill and insurance, can start from $100 per month

Following the economic downturn in 2007 and 2008, disposable income among households in the United States declined drastically. This meant that consumer spending on an array of goods and services, including home maintenance and renovation projects, dropped significantly due in part to job losses, a credit crunch and a paucity of competitive pricing.

One of the services that was and is still considered a luxury is pool services. For the past five years, homeowners that have been fortunate enough to own a pool began to clean it themselves, diminished the amount of times they cleaned the pool and even refrained from maintaining their pool entirely to save money.

Between the years 2007 and 2012, the industry experienced a near four percent decline and posted annual revenues of $3 billion. At the present time, it maintains more than 51,000 businesses across the country and employs approximately 63,000 employees.

A report published early last year by IBISWorld suggested that the industry is experiencing growth as more people head back to the workforce – and thus lack the time to perform their household chores – and earn back the money that was potentially lost during the recession.

“A decline in unemployment is not only expected to boost disposable income levels but also reduce the amount of time consumers have available to maintain swimming pools and spas, further boosting demand for the services provided by this industry,” stated Kathleen Ripley, IBISWorld industry analyst, in a statement.

In addition, the report projects that businesses’ clientele base could flourish since the construction sector is modestly growing and consumers seek to install pools and spas in their homes.

Unfortunately, as more consumers learn to be fiscally prudent, owner-operated and small businesses face heightened competition, but not from their fellow competitors. Instead, they face the risk of losing customers from do-it-yourself pool maintenance equipment that has become quite successful in the marketplace in the past few years.

Nevertheless, owning a pool is a tremendous luxury to have because it creates new memories, is perfect for families and adds value to the home – many homebuyers in the south expect the home to have a pool. In the end, swimming pools provide excellent benefits for exercise for both the adults and children, is great to host summertime pool parties and enjoying a late-night swim is one of the top advantages of owning your own pool.

It might not be the best time to take a dip in the northern region of the U.S. right now – in the south it’s always a great time for a swim – but it’s a fantastic aspect to have in those sweltering late spring and summer months where the temperatures can hit the triple digits.

Are You a Victim of the Financial Services Industry?

Most buyers want to do business with people they can trust: Being trustworthy is key to successful selling. Yet, most salespeople who work in the field of Financial Services have been deliberately and calculatedly misled by their employer- usually a Brokerage Company or an Insurance Company. Is it any wonder that only 3 out of 20 people who enter the field survive?

You are a victim of the financial services industry, if you’ve been told that:

* Plenty of people are making a lot of money in the business.

Truth: About 15% are making a decent living selling financial services, the rest are struggling.

* Most people really need your products and services.

Truth: Most people may need your products or services, but most don’t want to buy them. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t teach you how to find the High Probability Prospects that do want to buy insurance now. Rather, they want most of their agents to beat the bushes for the low probability prospects – because they work on commission.

* You have to really want to help people in order to be successful.

Truth: Most people don’t want your help.

* You need to become very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of financial services.

Truth: It *is* helpful to understand financial services products. It is much more important, however, to become skilled at Prospecting (a form of Marketing) and Selling.

* It’s easier to learn how to sell than to learn financial planning.

Truth: The reverse is true. It’s easy to find highly competent financial planners who will work on your cases very inexpensively – because they don’t know how to sell.

Salespeople new to the Financial Services industry are usually victimized by some, or all, of these Myths. The result? They work hard, they work diligently – and they sell very little. The neophyte salesperson is blamed for not being persuasive enough, being too thin-skinned, being overly sensitive, or just being lazy.

How do the top salespeople in the Insurance and Brokerage industries survive? How do they succeed in earning six and seven-figure incomes, against the odds? The sales stars that we’ve studied know how to:

* Define target markets – those willing, and able, to buy from you

* Develop a viable prospecting list: A true prospect must meet defined criteria

* Maintain contact with prospects – without annoying them

* When to make appointments – and to avoid wasting time with ‘low probability’ prospects

* Make the ‘numbers game’ work to your advantage

* How to dramatically boost the probability of successfully closing a sale

When you stop being victimized by the Sales Myths perpetuated by your industry, and stop victimizing prospects by perpetuating those myths, you will enjoy real sales success. When you differentiate yourself from your competition, know how to open and maintain real dialogue with prospects, know how to develop mutual trust and respect, and focus your selling efforts only on viable (High Probability) prospects, you can enjoy considerable success. You don’t have to work harder; you have to more competently!