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Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-42682-1
Paperback
360 pages
March 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: Inn the Beginning.

Chapter 1: So You Want to Open a B&B.

Chapter 2: Deciding on the Location and Style of Your B&B.

Part II: Transitioning from Inn Goer to Inn Owner.

Chapter 3: Creating the Plan for Your Business.

Chapter 4: Purchasing an Existing B&B.

Chapter 5: Starting a New Inn from Scratch.

Part III: Getting Ready for Guests.

Chapter 6: Organizing Your Record-Keeping.

Chapter 7: Setting Rates and Establishing Policies.

Chapter 8: B&B Marketing 101.

Chapter 9: Furnishing Your Inn.

Chapter 10: Making Breakfast a Memorable Meal.

Part IV: Up and Running: Day-to-Day Operations.

Chapter 11: Communicating with Potential Guests and Taking Reservations.

Chapter 12: Taking Care of Guests.

Chapter 13: Maintaining Your Inn.

Chapter 14: Getting Help When You Need It.

Part V: Taking It beyond Breakfast and the Basics.

Chapter 15: Assessing Your Success and Building on It.

Chapter 16: Keeping Your Most Important Asset (You) Fine-Tuned.

Chapter 17: Looking into Your Future.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Cleaning Tips to Save Time, Money, and Your Inn.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Guarantee a Return Guest.

Index.

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