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Guest Post: How TurnoverBnB uses Divvy to spend smarter
Expense Management

Guest Post: How TurnoverBnB uses Divvy to spend smarter

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TurnoverBnB started in 2017 with a mission to simplify vacation rental management for hosts and their cleaners. Today, we have a host app and a cleaner app in both the App Store and Google Play store, as well as a web app that enables subscribers to quickly and easily find, schedule, and coordinate cleanings.

Our staff is located in multiple U.S. states—including Hawaii, California, and Florida—as well as across the world in Argentina and Brazil. With an all-virtual, geographically-dispersed team, we rely heavily on digital collaboration tools. 

Saving time on expense management by skipping all the minutia

Before Divvy, our co-founder and CEO, Assaf Karmon, spent a lot of time reviewing purchase requests with staff, then categorizing every expense. This wasn’t a big deal when the team was only a few people, but now that we’ve grown to more than a dozen, expense management could easily be a 15-hour job each month. And, as Assaf said, “I don’t need to be involved in decision making about all the minutia.”

With Divvy, our employees have the freedom to make small purchases without the headache of expense reimbursements or the risk of unlimited access to a corporate card. That means our designers can buy assets or pay for subscriptions with a predefined spending limit, and our developers can buy licenses or take Ubers without jumping through hoops—or using their own credit cards. 

The Uber story (or, the personal credit card dealbreaker)

One of our developers doesn’t have a car and usually walks everywhere or takes public transit. When he was out on company business, Assaf told him to take an Uber and submit a reimbursement request. But having to use his own credit card was a dealbreaker. He’d rather walk—even through rougher parts of the city at night—than have to use his own card and wait for reimbursement.

Now that we have Divvy, he can take an Uber without worrying (and Assaf doesn’t have to worry either). From Assaf’s perspective, Divvy empowers our people “to make purchases that make their work better, without having to spend out of their own pockets.”

About TurnoverBnB

TurnoverBnB is a platform that helps vacation rental hosts to automatically schedule and manage their turnovers via our website and mobile app. By syncing with the property’s calendars on Airbnb, VRBO (Homeaway) or iCal, hosts can automatically schedule their cleanings based on bookings. Hosts can manage existing cleaners or find local cleaners who are already part of the TurnoverBnB network. Cleaners use their own app to receive notifications, use checklists, send messages and project updates.

About the author

Taylor Ricca is the Director of Marketing for TurnoverBnB. In her free time she enjoys traveling, surfing, and hiking.

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