Experience the joy-and profits-that come from managing your own bed and breakfast!<br> <br> Whether you already know the magic that comes with owning a B&B or you are at the planning stage, the fourth edition of Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast-now updated with everything you need to know about online marketing-guides you through this special world. Barbara Notarius, one of America's most widely recognized and respected B&B experts, shows you how to make your dream a reality. Some of the essential information provided in this book includes:<br> * Your responsibilities-and those of your guests<br> * Financial considerations<br> * Advertising, the Internet, and working with a reservation service<br> * Evaluating your home's assets and liabilities<br> * Conforming to the ADA<br> * Legal, tax, and insurance issues, including recent changes in the tax code<br> * Interviews with successful hosts<br> * Lists of B&B associations, guidebooks, and B&B reservation services<br> <br> <br> This new edition is an informative update of every aspect you need to know in order to run your B&B smoothly and successfully. Combining a meticulous business approach with a sincere appreciation for the pleasure that comes with running a B&B, Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast is an invaluable resource.
Introduction: America Is Waking Up to Bed and Breakfast.
Bed and Breakfast Defined: Basic Principles.
Is Bed and Breakfast for You?
Evaluating Your Home's Assets and Liabilities.
Public Relations and Advertising.
Working with a Reservation Service.
Operating Smoothly: For Hosts Who Market Themselves.
Specialty Bed and Breakfasts.
Interviews with Successful Hosts.
Appendix A: Bed and Breakfast Reservation Services.
Appendix B: Publications.
Appendix C: State Bed and Breakfast Associations.
Appendix D: Sources.
Appendix E: Online Directories.
Appendix F: Reservation Software.