Bed and Breakfast Training
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Bed and Breakfast Training
The world of business is a tricky place. When they say itís ďdog eat dogĒ world, they arenít kidding. If you are new to the B&B industry then some kind of bed and breakfast training is recommended. There are many different aspects to focus on. Some post secondary education can provide you with the essential business and marketing knowledge required. These courses can often be accessed online which makes it easier to attend.
There are also a variety of workshops and programs designed specifically for bed and breakfast training. Rather than general business knowledge, you will learn more about your target industry. An innkeeper must know how to choose their target demographic and what it takes to please them. A gentle push in the right direction by seasoned professionals can give you a great starting advantage.
Staff may need some basic bed and breakfast training as well. If your property has serving staff of any kind they may not have B&B experience. Bed and breakfasts are intimate and friendly environments. It takes the right kind of people to convey that impression. They say that you are only as strong as your weakest link and that applies to business practises too. Bed and breakfast training can benefit your business and add to your success. Knowledge is a tool and having it can make all the difference in the world.
Unfortunately, there aren't any great college courses on "How To Start A Profitable Bed and Breakfast". (And if there are, they are probably taught by someone who's never owned one!) The statistics don't lie. Most B&B's aren't making a lot of money, and are hard to sell. We became frustrated seeing unsuspecting new owners lose their dreams (and their nest eggs). Sometimes it's just a lack of insider information that causes their operations to not meet their expectations. Especially for an older b&b rookie, this can be devastating in what should be their happy twilight "smell-the-roses" years.
We have put together a special quiz so you can test and see whether you current bed and breakfast business knowledge is based on today's industry realities, a romantic notion, or b&b information and training that was valid 20 years ago. (Newsflash: times have REALLY changed!)
It is our hope that this quiz, and the answers, might stop the growing statistics of b&b owners losing their dreams. So, before you spend your hard earned money acquiring and opening your B&B, we urge you to try the quiz.
Take The B&B industry quiz (click here)!
There are very successful bed and breakfast operators. There is a HUGE number of well meaning, hard working rookie owners who simply aren't aware of the "insider secrets" to creating a profitable b&b. If you would like to know what caused us to sit down and write out this information, click here to read that story.
The Farnhams (Patricia and Robert)
(authors of "Bed and Breakfast Profits)
(We LOVE B&B's)
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It takes a special kind of person to want to run a bed and breakfast business. A B&B does not have the level of formality other businesses have. An innkeeper must reach their customers on a personal level. There is a lot that goes into a bed and breakfast business. Do your research to be sure it really
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Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Successful,
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More Readers Comments
You have brought my attention to many business details I hadn't previously considered. Much of what I read was good ole' common sense. You reminded me that running our b&b isn't that much different from any other business. Thanks for the reminder.
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Billy and Myrna P
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