Praise for the previous edition
“[This] guide outlines everything you need to know. . . . Whether you have one spare bedroom or a small inn, you’ll soon be on your way to running your own bed and breakfast biz.”
—Small Business Opportunities
From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying bed and breakfast.
From estimating start-up costs and finding the perfect guest to publicizing your business online and serving the best breakfast, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving bed and breakfast. Learn all about reasons you should become a B&B host and how to meet guests needs, keep records, and effectively utilize social media. Each chapter and the extensive resources offer help as you welcome a steady stream of new friends into your home.
Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including:
Income Projection Worksheet
Bedroom, Bathroom, and Amenities Checklists
Health and Safety Checklist
Sample Sales Report and Occupancy Chart
About the Author
Jan Stankus writes about subjects that inspire her, with travel, bed and breakfast, and her home city of Boston at the top of the list. Much of her expertise in these areas comes from her ten plus years as the director of the Traveler’s Information Exchange.