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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 September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.