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Hello all!
I am an Aspiring Innkeeper that has been lurking for a couple of weeks. I am studying Hospitality Management at the present.
Anywho, I would like all the "innspiring" knowledge from this forum.

I am a senior and may be taking a independent study class. We are able to chose our topic and I would like to do innkeeping. However, I am afraid the dept. head may believe it is too generalized. So, I am coming to you guys/gals for your innkeeping knowledge...
If anyone has ideas, topics, projects, etc. I would greatly appreciate it!
Thanks!
 

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A topic idea?
How about why a guest chooses a BnB over a hotel?
 

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*UPDATE*
Did not realize my advisor was going to reply back to me so quickly, considering it's still summer break.
He did say I could do Bed & Breakfast as a whole. YAY!
However, he said I needed to find a textbook!

Any ideas?
 

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*UPDATE*
Did not realize my advisor was going to reply back to me so quickly, considering it's still summer break.
He did say I could do Bed & Breakfast as a whole. YAY!
However, he said I needed to find a textbook!

Any ideas?.
There are two books I recommend:
So, You Want to be an Innkeeper? by Jo Ann M. Bell, Susan Brown, Mary Davies, and Pat Hardy
Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Inn Keeping Success with Professional Online Marketing Strategies by Amelia Painter
You can also get great information and resources from PAII
Good luck!
 
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Also "Complete IDIOT'S Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast" orange and white cover.By Park Davis and Susannah Craig. Printed by Alpha Books...Mary at Bridgewater Inn Va.
 

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There is a new one called Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies - I think that is it. Cannot find it right now. I was supposed to review it. Read some and it looks pretty good.
Read several books - each is written from a different perspective. Aspiring Seminars are each different depending on the facilitator. My own emphasis is on marketing because I think that is where a lot of them need help.
 

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There is a new one called Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies - I think that is it. Cannot find it right now. I was supposed to review it. Read some and it looks pretty good.
Read several books - each is written from a different perspective. Aspiring Seminars are each different depending on the facilitator. My own emphasis is on marketing because I think that is where a lot of them need help..
I just read Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies....I really like it, am a big fan of dummies books. Plus, I have read pretty much every how to book on B&B's ever. I have dozens. I have to say that this one and the "Complete Idiot's Guide to running a Bed & Breakfast" were my favorites. The Upstart Guide was pretty good too.
I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
 

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There is a new one called Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies - I think that is it. Cannot find it right now. I was supposed to review it. Read some and it looks pretty good.
Read several books - each is written from a different perspective. Aspiring Seminars are each different depending on the facilitator. My own emphasis is on marketing because I think that is where a lot of them need help..
I just read Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies....I really like it, am a big fan of dummies books. Plus, I have read pretty much every how to book on B&B's ever. I have dozens. I have to say that this one and the "Complete Idiot's Guide to running a Bed & Breakfast" were my favorites. The Upstart Guide was pretty good too.
I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
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I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
Cool. Are you selling this some place? Feel free to add it to the resources if you want.
 

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There is a new one called Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies - I think that is it. Cannot find it right now. I was supposed to review it. Read some and it looks pretty good.
Read several books - each is written from a different perspective. Aspiring Seminars are each different depending on the facilitator. My own emphasis is on marketing because I think that is where a lot of them need help..
I just read Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies....I really like it, am a big fan of dummies books. Plus, I have read pretty much every how to book on B&B's ever. I have dozens. I have to say that this one and the "Complete Idiot's Guide to running a Bed & Breakfast" were my favorites. The Upstart Guide was pretty good too.
I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
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I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
Cool. Are you selling this some place? Feel free to add it to the resources if you want.
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I've sold a couple dozen from our website at $25 a pop. I will list in resources...thanks Swirt!
 

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There is a new one called Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies - I think that is it. Cannot find it right now. I was supposed to review it. Read some and it looks pretty good.
Read several books - each is written from a different perspective. Aspiring Seminars are each different depending on the facilitator. My own emphasis is on marketing because I think that is where a lot of them need help..
I just read Operating a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies....I really like it, am a big fan of dummies books. Plus, I have read pretty much every how to book on B&B's ever. I have dozens. I have to say that this one and the "Complete Idiot's Guide to running a Bed & Breakfast" were my favorites. The Upstart Guide was pretty good too.
I was even compelled to write my own 91 page ebook about starting up a small Inn.
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I have mine on CD. Maybe I should sell it on my site....... Hmmmm
 

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I always wanted to write a book entitled
" What I found under the bed. Personal insights of an Innkeeper ."
 

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I always wanted to write a book entitled
" What I found under the bed. Personal insights of an Innkeeper .".
The Farmers Daughter said:
I always wanted to write a book entitled
" What I found under the bed. Personal insights of an Innkeeper ."
That wouldn't be as exciting if I wrote it...the answer would be:
sock
 

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Also "Complete IDIOT'S Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast" orange and white cover.By Park Davis and Susannah Craig. Printed by Alpha Books...Mary at Bridgewater Inn Va..
Mary at Bridgewater Inn and Cottage said:
Also "Complete IDIOT'S Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast" orange and white cover.By Park Davis and Susannah Craig. Printed by Alpha Books...Mary at Bridgewater Inn Va.
Must have been written for me. <heavy sigh>
 

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