Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast

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ISBN: 978-1-55180-803-1

Number of pages: 224

Learn from successful B&B operators how to develop a plan for your unique B&B and how to start and run the business successfully.

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Have you ever stayed in a bed and breakfast and thought how exciting it would be to open your own B&B? It takes more than dreams and a spare bedroom to achieve success. With a keen business sense and the advice in this helpful, easy-to-read guide, you, too, can turn your home into a welcome place for visitors to stay. Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast shows you how you can open your home to visitors and make a profit. Written by two successful B&B owners, this book is essential for anyone who already runs a B&B as well as for those who are just dreaming about it. The book will help you to create business and marketing plans to ensure your success. The clearly written text, along with dozens of easy-to-follow worksheets and explanatory samples, shows you how to plan everything from renovations to record keeping and how to keep your business running trouble-free through the early years. Includes:

  • Determining if you would be a good B&B host
  • Catering to a specific market
  • Providing food and beverage services
  • Setting housekeeping standards
  • Popular B & B recipes
  • Using the Internet to promote your B&B
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Publication Date Jan 14, 2008
Market Global
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Edition Fourth Edition
Pages 224
Size 8¼ x 9¾
ISBN 978-1-55180-803-1
Library Sales? Yes
UPC 069635808030
About the CD The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).

Author Details - Monica and Richard Taylor

Monica and Richard Taylor owned and operated The Carnochan House, a successful bed and breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada for more than 14 years. Their gracious Victorian home welcomed visitors to the famous Shaw Festival and numerous historic sites in the area. The Taylors also served on their town's bed and breakfast bylaw review committee and are active in promoting the concept of B & B in North America.
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