These print books provide detailed information about operations, marketing, management, and other key aspects of running a bed and breakfast. Click the catalog record link to see where each book is located.
Highly recommended by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, it presents the facts from the insiders on how to start, operate, and promote a successful establishment. Also includes new information on cottages, luxury properties, and spa services - a reflection of recent trends in innkeeping. Charts and worksheets for financial planning, property evaluation, and cash flow projection.
This comprehensive guide covers everything from finding the perfect location to establishing a budget to handling maintenance issues. It helps readers decide how many rooms they should have to match their target occupant and income needs, what rates to charge in accordance with the amenities provided, and if and when to hire a staff.
Some of the essential information provided in this book includes: * Your responsibilities-and those of your guests * Financial considerations * Advertising, the Internet, and working with a reservation service * Evaluating your home's assets and liabilities * Conforming to the ADA * Legal, tax, and insurance issues, including recent changes in the tax code * Interviews with successful hosts * Lists of B&B associations.
PART 1: Preparing to Enter the B&B Business 1. It's up to you 2. Who is your market? 3. Who is your customer? 4. Preparing your property 5. Doing your homework; PART TWO: How to Run Your B&B Efficiently and Successfully 6. Putting the people back in service 7. Day to day operations 8. Housekeeping 9. Occupational health and safety 10. Food and the Bed & Breakfast 11. The hospitality industry and you 12. Marketing your B & B 13. The fundamentals of business.
This guide, based on the experiences of scores of successful B&B operators, will tell you everything you need to know to make that dream a reality . We give you the nitty-gritty, hands-on tasks, tips and tricks to successful B&B innkeeping. Secrets such as: Finding the right location Buying property Licensing Setting pricing policies Promoting the business Hiring good people Using the internet for marketing.
This book reveals the secrets of the best inns, including information on securing financing, buying and managing the inn, attracting the right guests, developing a business plan, addressing legal and insurance needs, marketing the inn effectively, and locating professional organizations.