Birthdays, apps, signals, decorations, competition and the future—it's this week in Community Association Management!
As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too!
TOPS Turned 29!
This week marked the 29th anniversary of the founding of TOPS Software! In honor of it, Jeff Hardy shared his story of the founding of TOPS. Thanks so much to all the well wishers on our Facebook page - we asked you to celebrate with us by taking a selfie with TOPS and boy did you! We'll be announcing the winner of an office pizza party on our Facebook page Monday.
Super Start-Up App List
Starting your own company can be incredibly intimidating - there's so much to be done! Luckily, in this age of technology, there are many apps that can make the task of starting a business so much easier! This comprehensive list is a fantastic reference for you to use along your journey!
Communication is Key
“Many people tend to think of communication as only verbal. Verbal can be through personal meetings, telephone contact, or presentation videos. Although it is very important to be able to communicate well verbally, you need to realize that everything that happens within your company sends a message.” Make sure your company’s actions are sending the signals you want.
Where did the summer go? How is it the holiday season already? I’m not sure about you, but it totally snuck up on me. When it comes to holiday decorations and your HOA, there's a number of questions your HOA boards need to know the answer to (preferably before it's too late!)
And no, I am not talking about Barbara Walters. I am talking about the year 2020. It may sound incredibly far in the future, but it will be here before you know it. So what skills will employers be looking for in five years? Check out this handy little infographic and start honing your skills to help you kill it in the future!
“In an industry like community association management where profit margins are slim and everyone offers a similar set of services, competition can be fierce.” We've devised a game plan to help YOU stay ahead of your competition. Number four is a MUST!
Do You Have Big News This Week?
If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below
Since receiving her BS in Marketing, Brianna Sturm has perfected the art of event management. She uses her powers for the greater good in her role as executive assistant to Mike Hardy, President of TOPS Software. Bri is also the official morale officer at TOPS. When she's not posing with fake mustaches and glasses, she keeps everyone upbeat with her humorous poetry readings.