Start And Run A Bed & Breakfast

Start And Run A Bed & Breakfast

by Louise Weston
     
 

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

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845284435
Publisher:
How To Books
Publication date:
04/15/2011
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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