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Starting Up and Running a B&B

Karen Thorne

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Written by an award-winning B&B owner giving expert advice on how to run a successful bed and breakfast.


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ISBN: 9781906971212
Edition: First
Published: 2009
File Type: PDF
File Size: 400 KB

Thinking of starting up a B&B to earn some extra cash? Taken in lodgers and now want to start running a proper bed and breakfast? 

Then our Starting Up and Running a B&B guide - written by award-winning bed and breakfast owner Karen Thorne - is for you.

Karen is expert at running a bed and breakfast as she runs both an award-winning B&B in Shropshire and the Bed & Breakfast Academy, a ‘training school’ for those who want to learn the ropes of how to run a successful B&B.

If you want to make money from your home during the economic downturn but don't know how to get started, then her Starting Up and Running a B&B guide is essential.

Packed with B&B tips on everything you need to know to start a bed and breakfast and how to make your B&B successful once it's up and running, Karen gives her expert advice on:

  • The skills and experience you need when starting your own B&B
  • How to plan and research your bed and breakfast start-up
  • How to finance your B&B
  • How to secure your property when running a B&B
  • The legal implications of running a bed and breakfast
  • How to take B&B bookings effectively
  • How to give premier service to your bed and breakfast customers

In her Starting Up and Running a B&B guide Karen emphasises the importance of personal and friendly service, reflecting the fact that people return to a bed and breakfast not because of the views or the location, but because of the people who run it.

Get the confidence to start a B&B today. Get the expert advice you need with our essential guide to Starting Up and Running a Bed and Breakfast.

Starting Up and Running a B&B Extras:

Starting Up and Running a Bed and Breakfast also includes FREE downloads to help you start your B&B. They are:

  • B&B invoice template
  • B&B guest registration form
  • B&B booking form
  • Bed and breakfast example accessibility statement
  • Bed and breakfast financial projections spreadsheet

More About the Author

Karen Thorne worked in IT as a trainer and facilitator before setting up her own B&B in Shropshire, Hopton House. Winner of a Visit Britain 5-Star Gold Award, it has been described in the Daily Mail as one of the best boutique B&Bs in the UK. She also runs the successful Bed & Breakfast Academy, a training school for those who want to learn the ropes on how to run a successful B&B. The experience of running her B&B training courses inspired her to write this book.

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Starting Up and Running a B&B Contents:

Introduction

Part I - Setting up your bed and breakfast

  • Skills and experience you need to run a B&B          
  • Planning and researching your bed and breakfast
  • The legal requirements when starting a B&B           
  • Financing your B&B  
  • Bed and breakfast quality standards       
  • House layout  
  • Bed and breakfast extras    
  • B&B security          
  • Green tourism
  • Where to go for help when starting your B&B  

Part II - Running your bed and breakfast

  • Taking B&B bookings         
  • Bed and breakfast house rules    
  • Preparing the rooms of your B&B
  • Greetings, goodbyes, and dealing with complaints from B&B customers   
  • Serving breakfast and evening meals 
  • Staying sane as a bed and breakfast owner           

Downloads:

  • Bed and breakfast invoice template
  • B&B guest registration form
  • Bed and breakfast booking form
  • Example B&B accessibility statement
  • Bed and breakfast financial projections spreadsheet

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