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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; 9 edition (Dec 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076277200X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762772001
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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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 WorksheetBedroom, Bathroom, and Amenities ChecklistsHealth and Safety Checklist Sample Sales Report and Occupancy Chart

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone thinking of opening a B&B or other vacation rental! Jan. 17 2013
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The info in this book will tell you everything you need to know about opening a vacation rental. The author gives tips, ideas, and general information that you wouldn't even know to ask! The author also offers websites to contact for even more details in this 2012 updated release.
If you are thinking of, or are not sure whether to open a B&B or other type of vacation rental, be sure to read this book first!
4.0 out of 5 stars Experience... Words of Wisdom Feb. 12 2016
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This is a great resource and very well developed. Jammed packed with ideas and information. Doesn't really seem to address current Air BnB trends, but adaptable. Somewhat dated, but still good stuff.
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Written to be very user friendly.
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