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Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

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Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

Mary White, "Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0470426829 | 360 pages | True PDF | 5.2 MB

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