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Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast, 4th Edition

Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast, 3rd Edition    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 978-1-55180-803-1
Pages 209
Language English only
Price on sale $14.95 (reduced from $22.95)
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Written by Monica Taylor and Richard Taylor.
Published by Self-Counsel Press, 2008.


Have you ever stayed in a bed and breakfast and thought of how exciting it would be to open your own B & B? It takes more than dreams and a spare bedroom to achieve success. With a keen business sense and the advice in this helpful, easy-to-read guide, you, too, can turn your home into a welcome place for visitors to stay.

Start & Run a Bed & Breakfast includes advice on:
  • determining if you would be a good B & B host
  • renovations that may be required
  • taxation, licensing, and insurance issues
  • catering to a specific market and market research
  • food and beverage services you should provide
  • setting housekeeping standards
  • keeping client records and establishing financial records
  • customer service options
  • advertising and promotion
  • and much more.
For more than 14 years, authors Monica and Richard Taylor owned and operated The Carnochan House, a successful bed and breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Their gracious Victorian home welcomed visitors to the famous Shaw Festival and numerous historic sites in the area. The Taylors also served on their town’s bed and breakfast bylaw review committee and are active in promoting the concept of B & B in North America.

The companion CD-ROM for use on a Windows-based PC includes forms in PDF and MS Word formats:
  • financial estimates
  • booking forecast
  • renovation survey
  • tasks forms
  • tourist attraction survey
  • competitor survey form
  • bonus breakfast recipes
  • and much more.
System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM drive
  • MS Word or compatible word processor
  • A current web browser
  • a media player
  • MS Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or NT4
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This page last modified: October 21, 2010

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