Other stories by Amy E. Hamaker

  • Smart Starts

    Do you have a smartphone? In 2010, for the first time, more smartphones were shipped from factories than personal computers.

  • 5 Quick Fixes

    When you’re cash-strapped, you can get the creative juices flowing for improvements your guests will notice — without making a capital commitment, says Judith Leblein Josephs, CPRP, president of JLJ Enterprises, LLC, in Wayne, N.J.

  • Lessons in Lobbying

    When money’s tight and everyone is vying for a piece of the pie, operators have to be proactive in garnering support for improvement projects.

  • Cheap Tricks

    Picture this scene: A leisure pool manager is assessing his facility.

  • Plan Ahead: Prepare Your Budget

    Finding money for facility upgrades is easier if you plan ahead for them in the operating budget.