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SR Bed & Breakfast

SR Bed & Breakfast

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Published by Richard Day
Have you ever stayed in a bed and breakfast and thought how exciting it would be to open your own B&B? It takes more than dreams and a spare bedroom to achieve success. With a keen business sense and the advice in this helpful, easy-to-read guide, you, too, can turn your home into a welcome place for visitors to stay.
Have you ever stayed in a bed and breakfast and thought how exciting it would be to open your own B&B? It takes more than dreams and a spare bedroom to achieve success. With a keen business sense and the advice in this helpful, easy-to-read guide, you, too, can turn your home into a welcome place for visitors to stay.

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Published by: Richard Day on Jun 26, 2009
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Start & Runa Bed & Breakfast
Monica Taylor and Richard Taylor
Self-Counsel Press
(a division of)
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd.USA Canada
 
iii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ix
INTRODUCTION
xi
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 Assessment95.Action Plan to Improve Your Skills10
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 Competition206.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
CONTENTS
 
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Start & run a bed & breakfast
5.MAKING IT LEGAL
351.Sources of Information352.Your Business Structure363.Registering Your Business Name364.Levels of Taxation375.Bylaws and Zoning386.Business Licenses and Inspections397.Insurance408.Document Your Costs41
6.TIME FOR RENOVATIONS?
431.The Renovation Survey432.Guest Bedrooms453.Guest Bathrooms474.Guest Hallways and Stairways495.Common Sitting Area506.Guest Eating Areas507.Exterior Guest Areas518.Private Family Areas519.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 Area754.Common Sitting Area765.Guest Hallways and Stairways76

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