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Mr. Crabtree

Travis Crabtree

President & General Counsel, Swyft Filings

Travis Crabtree is the President and General Counsel of online business filing company Swyft Filings. After a career in TV news and a long stint in law, he shifted his focus to assisting small businesses to navigate legal stumbling blocks that keep them from their full potential.

Mr. Crabtree helps serve the clients of Swyft Filings to ensure they can quickly file for an LLC, C corporation, S corporation or nonprofit business. He has knowledge in the business filings sector as well as trademarks/copyrights, business taxes, nonprofits and SMB technology topics. Mr. Crabtree regularly writes for the site's Learning Center and has contributed to Business.com, Young Upstarts, Small Business Daily, Bloomberg Law and more.

Swyft Filings is run by those who saw a need to automate the business filing process, making it easier for small businesses and consumers to launch their business dreams without having to find, hire, and pay high-priced and uncertain legal fees.

The incorporation service was designed specifically to help get companies up and running as easily, efficiently, and affordably as possible. With a knowledgeable staff comprised of business incorporation specialists, they are capable of helping with every step of the incorporation process-no matter where a business is located or what industry it might be in.

Mr. Crabtree has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Law Degree from the University of Houston.

Please visit http://www.swyftfilings.com/ for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisscrabtree

Mr. Crabtree can be contacted at tcrabtreetx@gmail.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.