Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Choose a location and make it your own
  • Create a profitable business plan
  • Decorate and renovate your property
  • Market your property for maximum occupancy

All the tools you need to start and run a profitable B&B

Do you dream of owning a B&B? This friendly, practical guide shows you how to make your dream a reality, with expert advice on everything from writing a business plan and finding the right location to handling situations you will encounter as an innkeeper. You'll make your guests feel at home, keep your inn in tip-top shape, and ensure your long-term success!

  • Understand B&B basics — get an overview of the business and see if you have the skills (and the desire!) to succeed
  • Find a place to call home — choose the location, style, and size of your ideal B&B
  • Transition from visitor to owner — create your business plan, secure financing, make an offer, and protect your investment
  • Get ready for your guests — organize your recordkeeping, set room rates and policies, furnish your inn, and market your services
  • Set the breakfast scene — decide the style of breakfast to offer, accommodate guests' needs and restrictions, create signature dishes, and serve refreshments and snacks
  • Handle day-to-day operations — take reservations, make your guests feel welcome, hire employees, and maintain your inn
  • Take your business to the next level — assess your success, expand your market, increase profit, and prevent burnout

Open the book and find:

  • How to transition an existing B&B or start from scratch
  • The biggest problems new B&Bs encounter — and how to avoid them
  • The best ways to furnish your inn
  • Tips for saving time cleaning and preparing breakfast
  • What you must know to design and update your Web site
  • Tried-and-tested sample menus and recipes
  • Ways to guarantee a return guest
  • How to get extra help when you need it

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About the Author:

Mary White is the go-to source in the bed & breakfast industry for opinions and advice. A noted expert on B&B travel, she has been involved in promoting and marketing B&Bs on the Web for more than a decade and has appeared in dozens of media outlets. Her site, BnBFinder.com, is hailed by professionals and consumers alike as the most informative B&B site on the Web.

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