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So you're serious about starting a bed and breakfast business?

Bed and BreakfastThere's a lot to think about...

There is an element of risk in starting any business. Eliminating that risk through knowledge and planning will lead to your success in the bed and breakfast business.

As you can see from the table of contents below, this extensive kit has everything you will need to get your business off the ground and running. The kit has been written to provide you with the latest information necessary to start and operate your own bed and breakfast business.

Table of Contents:


  • Industry Overview
  • What's a Bed and Breakfast?
  • Definition of a B & B

Preparing Your Bed and Breakfast:

  • The B&B Business Plan
  • Decision of starting a Bed and Breakfast
  • Will I enjoy doing it?
  • Your Goals and B& B
  • Support from your family
  • Entrepreneurial Qualities
  • Qualities that make a perfect B&B entrepreneur
  • Sociability
  • Leadership
  • Stamina to work long hours
  • Aptitude and tast
  • The general business sense
  • High energy and good health
  • How much organized should an entrepreneur be?
  • Introspection
  • Characteristics of B&B Guests
  • Guest Expectations

Starting Your Bed And Breakfast:

  • Legal Requirements
  • State Offices for Incorporation Information
  • Zoning
  • Local Health Department Standards
  • Required Equipment and Furnishings
  • Start-Up Coverage
  • Buying an Existing Business Vs. Starting from Scratch

Setting up Your Bed And Breakfast:

  • Conducting Market Research
  • Deciding on the Location
  • Layout and Design
  • Bedroom, Bathroom, and Floorings
  • Setting Up Your Kitchen
  • Establishing a Menu
  • Providing Entertainment
  • Touring Arrangements

Types of Bed and Breakfast Establishments:

  • B&B Homestay
  • B & B Inn
  • Country Inn
  • Other Types to Consider

Marketing Your Bed And Breakfast:

  • Defining Your B&B Style
  • How to Get Business
  • Using Coupons and Discounts
  • Getting Referrals and Repeat Business
  • Places to Advertise
  • Sales
  • How to Determine Your Rates
  • Fixing Rates
  • Duration of Stay
  • Foretelling Income
  • How to Take Reservations
  • Handing Mail and Telephone Calls
  • Establishing a Guest Manual

Running Your Bed And Breakfast:

  • How to Treat Your Guests
  • Entrance
  • Safety
  • Setting Your Policies
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Maintaining Your Bed and Breakfast:

  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Food Preparation
  • Renovating and Decorations
  • Hospitality

Growing Your Bed And Breakfast:

  • Hiring Employees
  • Keeping Your Clients Happy
  • Customer Loyalty and Rewards Programs
  • Keeping it Going


  • Professional Associations & Other Resources
  • Making your presence in the web
  • List of B&B websites
  • State Travel & Tourism Offices

Special Bonus: The Starting a Bed and Breakfast Start-Up Guide Kit™ also includes all of the necessary forms and sample business letters that are needed to operate a Bed and Breakfast business.


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