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  1. Mr.Design

    When neighbors come asking favors

    I would stand by the two nights but offer a discount. Although they're supposed to be in an honest line of duty, I've read and heard far too many horror stories about neighbors and cops who get off on the wrong foot. Creating tension in the neighborhood is not something you want to do...
  2. Mr.Design

    Buying a Turnkey vs. Starting From Scratch

    Hi! I'm looking at properties as well... one thing that I've run into is the zoning in certain cities. It isn't so much of a problem if you're going to start up (as then all the zoning codes are up to date and you know what you're working with) but if you buy an inn, make sure you see if the...
  3. Mr.Design

    Va. nudist camp to help stage largest skinny dip - news

    I had heard about this place! There was an ad or something and it said there were few clothing optional areas at the camp. You are expected to be nude all the time!
  4. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    I'll e-mail you my e-mail address, Sea. If there's something you need help with and I can help, I'd be more than happy to :)
  5. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    If there's no actual inn yet, don't you think it would be a little hard to have all the features needed such as room pictures, descriptions, rates, etc. ;) Like I said, I haven't heard back yet so I'm not sure what he has or does not have. Playing the straw man argument isn't a place I'm going...
  6. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    Well, regardless, you can still obtain one for $300.
  7. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    Sea, you can still get a site for $300. I wouldn't go with Vista Print, or Word or Publisher. You can get templates for free, there's really no need to purchase them (especially if you're not familiar with the inner workings of a website) If you have a Mac you could try iWeb. Additionally if you...
  8. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    I sent you an e-mail with a lot of questions in it. Whenever you answer those and add in anything else you want I can get the ball rolling. It shouldn't take more than two days to complete, provided communication is constant :)
  9. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    I have to disagree. Two days is plenty of time if communication is constant, and clear, and if the extras such as photos, are on hand already. SeeBen, if you'd like I'd be more than happy to create a site for you for free. SEO, the blog and the like are no problem. If you can supply the photos...
  10. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    You're correct, it is not a B&B site. It is a personal site of mine... over 40 hours? Yes, I've had it for 5 years now; however, creation time and holding time are vastly different.
  11. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    Try this for a starting place: http://www.guru.com/emp/index.aspx It'll give you thousands of different names, links to their sites, min. budgets, etc. This one came up on the first page and stuck out to me. $400 min. budget, http://www.84colors.com/3.html Just look around and see what's what...
  12. Mr.Design

    Removing cat smell - spray smell?

    I had a similar problem... one of my cats had an accident on my white carpeting of all places Mix about 16 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, to about 4 ounces of antiseptic mouthwash. Don't be shy with it... pour it directly on the problem area making sure to soak it through. Wait about 5 minutes...
  13. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    I'm not going to lay my credentials on the line for you swirt because honestly there's no reason. I'm not here for business or to attract any. I realize you do work for inns and have a business to keep afloat by charging what you do, and more power to you for that. I receive on average over 25K...
  14. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    No slam from me, seashanty. Catlady, it's not unrealistic and as I've said, I have the experience to back it up. If people here have been paying over $1000, and even $1000 being on the very high end, they're being snookered.
  15. Mr.Design

    wondering how much I have to invest to setup a website?

    I have to say, some web designers are making a fortune off of some people! $5 to $10K?!?!? For a professional site you only need to spend $1000, TOPS. You're putting far too much money in to it if you're going over that. This is not the 90's here where only certain people know how to make a...
  16. Mr.Design

    guests that request NO service???

    Let it go today... if they're staying a few more days tell them it's city/county law that you have to go in and check the smoke detectors, pipes, or whatever every other day.
  17. Mr.Design

    Getting ready - where to start?

    Unless you're dealing with an extremely lax bank, you're going to need a business plan before they even consider financing. This is for all businesses though, not just a B&B. Try starting with the Small Business Administration. They have some good information: http://www.sba.gov
  18. Mr.Design

    Buying a Turnkey vs. Starting From Scratch

    It would seem like a jackpot... until you get your tax bill... just some of the listings: $37,000 $22,000 $33,000 $16,000 $18,000 Per year. I rounded all the numbers, mostly down. Jackpot, meet Mr. Taxman LOL :D Adding insurance, utilities, etc. on there, it gets substantial.
  19. Mr.Design

    Buying a Turnkey vs. Starting From Scratch

    I wasn't aware that this thread was started just for me. I must have missed the announcement. As for respect, it's given back as it's received. I have many friends in the hotel industry and have spoke with them about certain aspects, cleaning being one of them. According to them standard...
  20. Mr.Design

    Buying a Turnkey vs. Starting From Scratch

    I guess all people are different and that's what makes the world go round. You think I'm crazy for thinking I can do 9 rooms, I think you're slow because you can't ;) Everyone is different and my thoughts are neither better or worse than anyone elses.
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