Entry Level of bed and breakfast Innkeeping

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I have worked in the storage industry for 14 years and now that I am in a different time of my life, I want to switch gears and go into the BB business - since this has always been my heart felt desire to either work in one, or own or run one I would like to try it out before I own a B&B.  If anyone has any suggestions for me, I am open to listen. 

I would like to work in the Inn-keeping business and give time out for holidays for the BB owner so that burn out doesn't set in.   If any one is interested let me know, I can check people in and take payments and adhere to the policy and procedures.   Let me know so I can start to help out anywhere I am wanted.  At your service.  I will travel if the price is right.  I can do a week at a time or 2 weeks at a time.  Just remember don't get buried out, hire me first before closing a dream.

 

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Your goal is worthy.  It seems that you do not have (much) experience, and although innkeeping is not rocket science*, there is a huge amount of detail that must be handled seamlessly when you take over as an inn sitter.  B&B is personal and inn owners range from crazy compulsively protective to fiercely obsessively protective.

The key is to find several B&B local to you -- perhaps places you have stayed -- and express your interest.  Try it out for a day or two, develop a bit of a history, find a mentor.

 

* heh, heh to you old timers on the forum

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Tell it like it is - It would be like me handing my firstborn to the person sitting next to me in a bus station to take care of him while I go shopping. Right! 

Tom
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Yeah, sort of my point.  As with baby sitting, don't be a stranger on a bus: have personal references, experience.  Of course you need to be competent -- but people need to be able to know and trust you before you can look after their "baby".

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I converted this to a forum thread.   In general, posting for an innsitting business could have been done as a resource, but since this is more of a "never done this before but want to get my feet wet" kind of thing, it is best as a forum post.

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This is not where you should post this information. It should be in a thread.

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EmptyNest wrote:

It should be in a thread.

By "thread" we mean "Forum Topic" from the "Create content" menu on the upper left part of the page.

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