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Start and Run a Bed and Breakfast

Start and Run a Bed and Breakfast

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Published by Richard Day
Have you ever thought about turning your home into a bed and breakfast business? Learn how from the fourth edition of this best-selling guide.
Have you ever thought about turning your home into a bed and breakfast business? Learn how from the fourth edition of this best-selling guide.

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Published by: Richard Day on Jun 13, 2009
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 Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast
Monica Taylor andRichard Taylor
Self-Counsel Press
(a division of)
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd.USA Canada
 
iii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 viii
INTRODUCTION
ix
1.THE BUSINESS OF BED AND BREAKFAST
11.What Is Bed and Breakfast?12.Take a Look at Your Competitors23.Who Are the B&B Customers?34.Can You Operate a B&B?45.How Will This Book Help You?4
2.BECOMING A BED AND BREAKFAST HOST
71.Advantages72.Disadvantages83.Skills and Qualities That Best Suit the Job84.Skill Assessment105.Action Plan to Improve Your Skills11
3.MARKET RESEARCH
151.Why Do Market Research?152.Sources of Information153.What Tourist Attractions Are in Your Area?164.Know Your Potential Customers185.Know Your Competition226.Document Your Market Research Costs24
4.USING YOUR MARKET RESEARCH
261.Summarize Your Market Research Surveys262.What Does Your Market Research Summary Tell You?273.Do a Trial Bed and Breakfast Visit294.Establish Start-up Parameters32
5.MAKING IT LEGAL
351.Sources of Information35
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 Start & run a bed & breakfast
2.Your Business Structure363.Registering Your Business Name374.Levels of Taxation375.Bylaws and Zoning386.Business Licenses and Inspections397.Insurance418.Document Your Costs41
6.TIME FOR RENOVATIONS?
431.The Renovation Survey432.Guest Bedrooms453.Guest Bathrooms484.Guest Hallways and Stairways495.Common Sitting Area506.Guest Eating Areas517.Exterior Guest Areas518.Private Family Areas529.Document Your Costs53
7.PLANNING YOUR FOOD SERVICES
551.A Good Breakfast A Good Start to the Day552.What Time Is Breakfast?553.What Kind of Breakfast Do You Serve?564.Whats for Breakfast?575.Is This the Breakfast Room?606.Other Food Services627.Handling Food658.Document Your Costs679.Calculating Guest Food Costs67
8.SETTING YOUR HOUSEKEEPING STANDARDS
721.Bedrooms722.Bathrooms743.Eating Area764.Common Sitting Area765.Guest Hallways and Stairways76

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