Start And Run A Bed & Breakfast

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Whether you are thinking about running a B&B or have already made the decision and are ready to start planning your business, this book will tell you all you need to know. If you are already established with a B & B, it will help you provide quality accommodation and maximize your earnings and occupancy rates. Their book will help you in: - Planning and preparing your business, including defining your market, budgeting, pricing, regulation and compliance, accounting and taxation. - Deciding what to offer ...

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Overview

Whether you are thinking about running a B&B or have already made the decision and are ready to start planning your business, this book will tell you all you need to know. If you are already established with a B & B, it will help you provide quality accommodation and maximize your earnings and occupancy rates. Their book will help you in: - Planning and preparing your business, including defining your market, budgeting, pricing, regulation and compliance, accounting and taxation. - Deciding what to offer - in guest bedrooms and for meals and drinks. - Dealing with practicalities, such as managing reservations and keeping records, taking payments, maintaining safety and security. - Marketing your B&B - setting your strategy, networking and making local contacts, advertising and PR, creating your own website. - Expanding your business and ultimately selling it. Also included is direction to a dedicated website to support you as you build your successful B&B business. This second edition has been completely and thoroughly revised and updated to include, amongst other new material, important changes in the area of regulation.

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Editorial Reviews

The Times
If you're thinking of buying a B&B or you've just started in one ... buy it. 'Solid advice, well written, good, up-to-date info especially on marketing
P.B.
One of the most practical, well structured, easy to read and informative small business books I have come across. I would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone considering running a B&B.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845284435
  • Publisher: How To Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise and David Weston run their own B&B in Dorset. David is founder and Chief Executive of the Bed and Breakfast Association, the influential UK-wide trade association for B&B owners. David worked in the holiday business for 27 years and now runs his own marketing consultancy for service businesses - specializing in hospitality and tourism. Together Louise and David bring personal and professional experience to this book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Part One
- Planning and Preparing
1. 'The individual is beautiful' 2. Before you start
3. Determining your market
4. Budgeting
5. Measuring success
6. Pricing
7. Classifying your B&B for business purposes
8. Applying for licences
9. Complying with fire regulations
10. Obeying food safety requirements
11. Further legislation
12. Managing your finances
Part Two
- Running your B 13. Organising guest bedrooms and catering
14. Making bookings
15. Managing arrivals and departures
16. Dealing with difficult customers and complaints
17. Marketing your B 18. Online marketing
Part Three
- What Next? 19. Expanding your business
20. Selling your business
Websites
Index.

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