All the tools to start and run a profitable B&B–and have fun doing it
In the United States there are over 27,000 professionally run, fully licensed bed and breakfasts, which serve more than 55 million guests annually. Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies provides professional advice for those interested in starting and operating a successful B&B or inn. For entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as individuals seeking to semi-retire and earn a living as a B&B owner/innkeeper, this comprehensive guide covers everything from finding the perfect location to establishing a budget to handling maintenance issues. It helps readers decide how many rooms they should have to match their target occupant and income needs, what rates to charge in accordance with the amenities provided, and if and when to hire a staff. There are also tips on decorating, marketing, and selecting amenities to offer.
Mary White (New York, NY) is President of BnBFinder.com, one of the most informative and easy-to-use B&B sites on the Web. She has been involved in marketing and promoted B&Bs online for more than ten years.