How to Open and Operate a Bed & Breakfast

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Globe Pequot, Dec 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 361 pages
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Thinking of opening your own B&B? Find out if it's really for you, then get advice on starting and maintaining your business. Advertising, promoting health and safety, managing finances, and creating an enjoyable environment for your guests are just some of the topics covered in this indispensable guide.
 

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Is this book a joke? Unless you're an 80 year old retired housewife/husband looking to open a b&b in rural Mississippi this book will be useless. It was originally published in 1986 and looks like it hasn't been updated since. My favorite part was when it talked about how to develop an online presence by first getting a computer, learning how to use it and finding an isp. For those of us living in this century try 'opening a bed and breakfast for dummies'. While its nothing to write home about its much more relevant and offers some solid advice and worksheets. Luckily I have a gift recipt for this piece of garbage! 

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User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

Very informative and easy to read. Covers all the details of opening / operating a B&B. Read full review

Contents

Should You Become a Bed and Breakfast Host?
1
What Does It Take to Run a Successful
25
Getting Started
53
Getting Connected
81
Chapters The Business of BB
107
Contents
114
Contents
155
Publicizing Your Bed Breakfast
167
The Perfect Host
235
Contents
237
Contents
267
A Memorable Breakfast
275
BB Consulting Services
297
State Bed and Breakfast Associations
313
Tourist Offices
325
Activity Worksheet for Opening a BB
346

Contents
175
The Perfect Guest
201
About the Author
363
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

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 years as the director of the Traveler's Information Exchange.