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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast - Barbara Notarius

Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast

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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.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Financial Considerations.

Starting Up.

Public Relations and Advertising.

The Internet.

Working with a Reservation Service.

Operating Smoothly: For Hosts Who Market Themselves.

Increasing Profitability.

Specialty Bed and Breakfasts.

Construction.

Best 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.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471373995
ISBN-10: 0471373990
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 23rd May 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.19  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised