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Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast

by Barbara Notarius
 

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Experience the joy-and profits-that come from managing your own bed and breakfast!
Whether you already know the magic that comes with owning a B&B or you are at the planning stage, the fourth edition of Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast-now updated with everything you need to know about online marketing-guides you through this special world. Barbara Notarius, one of

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Experience the joy-and profits-that come from managing your own bed and breakfast!
Whether you already know the magic that comes with owning a B&B or you are at the planning stage, the fourth edition of Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast-now updated with everything you need to know about online marketing-guides you through this special world. Barbara Notarius, one of America's most widely recognized and respected B&B experts, shows you how to make your dream a reality. Some of the essential information provided in this book includes:
* Your responsibilities-and those of your guests
* Financial considerations
* Advertising, the Internet, and working with a reservation service
* Evaluating your home's assets and liabilities
* Conforming to the ADA
* Legal, tax, and insurance issues, including recent changes in the tax code
* Interviews with successful hosts
* Lists of B&B associations, guidebooks, and B&B reservation services

This new edition is an informative update of every aspect you need to know in order to run your B&B smoothly and successfully. Combining a meticulous business approach with a sincere appreciation for the pleasure that comes with running a B&B, Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast is an invaluable resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471373995
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Edition description:
4th ed.
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,360,754
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA NOTARIUS is a lecturer and consultant on operating a B&B. She is founder and publicity director of Bed and Breakfast Reservations Worldwide, the only nonprofit trade association in the B&B industry. In addition, she runs her own B&B, the Alexander Hamilton House, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
GAIL SFORZA BREWER is a professional writer and lecturer.

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