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Start and Run A Bed & Breakfast: All you need to know to make money from your dream property (How to Books: Small Business Start-Ups) [Kindle Edition]

David Weston , Louise Weston
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whether you are thinking about running a B&B or have already made the decision and are ready to start planning your business, this book will tell you all you need to know. If you are already established with a B & B, it will help you provide quality accommodation and maximize your earnings and occupancy rates. Their book will help you in: - * Planning and preparing your business, including defining your market, budgeting, pricing, regulation and compliance, accounting and taxation. * Deciding what to offer - in guest bedrooms and for meals and drinks. * Dealing with practicalities, such as managing reservations and keeping records, taking payments, maintaining safety and security. * Marketing your B&B - setting your strategy, networking and making local contacts, advertising and PR, creating your own website. * Expanding your business and ultimately selling it. *Also included is direction to a dedicated website to support you as you build your successful B&B business. * This second edition has been completely and thoroughly revised and updated to include, amongst other new material, important changes in the area of regulation.

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"If you're thinking of buying a B& it. Solid advice, well written, good, up to date...especially on marketing" -- Times online

About the Author

David and Louise Weston run their own B&B in Dorset. David has worked in the holiday business for 17 years and now runs his own marketing consultancy for service businesses - specialising in tourism and hospitality. They bring both personal and professional experience to this book.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 Feb. 2010
This was an extremely helpful and honest read. It made me realise that this business is not for me. I'm glad I purchased the book before investing financially in a potential disaster!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Start and run a Bed and Breakfast 28 Feb. 2012
I purchased three books on starting and running a bed and breakfast, and found this book by far the best, very informative, easy to read, helpful, and up to date, it covered all aspects required. I would recommend this book to all, who are thinking of running a Bed and Breakfast.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was what I wanted 10 Feb. 2013
By F. Khan
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This book gives a good all round view if one wanted to take this up as a business. I was satisfied with the content
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best purchase 22 Dec. 2013
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I loved it. All the questions it raised at the start were answered by the end. A great book to read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Key information in running a B&B Business 3 April 2014
By Angie
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After digesting the information in this book, I am very enthuse about trying my hand in running a bed and breakfast motel. This book is really an opener for prospective and current entrepreneurs.
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I bought this book on the review earlier by someone who then discovered B & B wasn't for isn't for me either! Within the first few pages the author gives an account of the type of person who could run a B & B and I'm definitely not that type! So it was worth paying the money for this book instead of discovering later that this is not for me...a bargin! Maybe later when I'm more settled and don't have the kids around this might be a venture worth considering again and this book will be invaluable once again.
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An invaluable guide to everything involved in setting up a B&B from the small 2 or 3 room home to a small hotel. Covered everything from legislation to stock and ordering. A fantastic insight. Do read before you buy a property to set up as a B&B (and make sure you like cleaning and talking about the same things to complete strangers....) :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read and very informative. 9 April 2015
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It is a dream to have a small B&B in the future. Reading this book has confirmed for me that it is something that I can do and would enjoy doing.
Thank you.
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