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How to Clean Like Martha Stewart
What type of cleaner are you?  Do you get under the beds and furniture every time you clean?  Or are[...]
Living the Dream in Austria
Hi, my name is Sylvia and I thought I would share with you my experience of starting a B&B in[...]
Should you consider purchasing an existing bed and breakfast?
A lot of people wonder what the advantages of buying an existing B&B are. That’s easy to answer – MONEY![...]
How to make sure owning a bed and breakfast is right for you.
Owning a bed and breakfast is a great lifestyle – if you are prepared for the reality of it.  Having[...]
From Burnout to Bed & Breakfast Owner
Let me take a moment to introduce myself – I’m Susan Poole, and I am known as The B&B Coach. [...]
Routines make the daily running a bed and breakfast easier!
Many people ask me what it takes to run a bed and breakfast.  Since 60% of my guests stay only[...]
Does this sound like you?
Talking to many people who are contemplating opening a B&B, fear is one of the biggest things holding them back[...]
Single and wondering if you can own a bed and breakfast?
There are a lot of single people (especially women) who ask me:  Can I own a bed and breakfast by myself?[...]
How can I get hands-on experience at a bed and breakfast?
Editor's Update:  If you are looking for looking for a long-term experience working at a bed and breakfast, check out[...]
Starting a bed and breakfast in Europe: Key figures and tips
Dreaming of owning a bed and breakfast in Europe?  Check out these important facts and figures about the reality. If[...]
How to run a bed and breakfast – successfully
Focusing on priorities helps you to figure out how to run a bed and breakfast successfully…here’s an example from my[...]
Bed and Breakfast Owners Need to “Insure” They Don’t Lose Their Shirt
Bed and breakfast owners face many challenges when starting up their new business.  It isn’t always just the lenders who[...]
Owning a Bed and Breakfast is all about Trade-offs
Having a clear picture of what you want from owning a bed and breakfast will help you determine if the[...]
The best advice I was given before starting my bed and breakfast
Establishing how you will handle family and friends’ visits during busy times at your bed and breakfast will help prevent[...]
Can you run a B&B with small children at home?
Running a b&b with small children requires you to first determine whether your ideal guests would want to stay in[...]
Is your bed and breakfast business ready for guests?
Networking is a key way bed and breakfast owners can promote their B&B locally.  Here are some suggestions for ways[...]
The #1 Question every Bed and Breakfast Owner Needs to Be Able to Answer
Bed and breakfast owners need to be able to answer the first question potential guests always ask - how far[...]
Financing a Bed and Breakfast – it ain’t easy Getting the Green!
Find out more about CCN that helps American bed and breakfast/inn owners and aspiring owners with sourcing funding for the purchase[...]
How to create brochures for your bed and breakfast business
The other day I got the following question via e-mail: "We are developing our new brochure and just wanted to[...]
Running a b and b is a balancing act
There is no right or wrong way to run a bed and breakfast.  You have to do what is right[...]
The shocking truth about owning a bed and breakfast
Owning a bed and breakfast isn't always fun and games.  It is a lot of hard work and you need[...]
How much money can you make owning a bed and breakfast business?
After wanting to know what the pros and cons of owning a bed and breakfast are, the number 2 question[...]
5 Pros and Cons to Owning a Bed and Breakfast
There are pros and cons to owning a bed and breakfast.  Although you are your own boss, you are still[...]