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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast

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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast by Barbara Notarius
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This Fourth Edition of the popular practical guide to opening and running a bed and breakfast covers all the bases, including evaluating a home's assets and liabilities, determining charges for services, insurance, taxes, legal liabilities, advertising and promotion, working with reservation services, and much more. Completely revised and expanded by nearly fifty percent, Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast, Fourth Edition now features new chapters on using the Internet and online marketing resources, updated appendices on marketing and promoting, and industry suppliers of specialized equipment required to comply with the latest regulations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction: America Is Waking Up to Bed and Breakfast. Bed and Breakfast Defined: Basic Principles. Is Bed and Breakfast for You? Evaluating Your Home's Assets and Liabilities. Financial Considerations. Starting Up. Public Relations and Advertising. The Internet. Working with a Reservation Service. Operating Smoothly: For Hosts Who Market Themselves. Increasing Profitability. Specialty Bed and Breakfasts. Construction. Best Breakfasts. Interviews with Successful Hosts. Appendix A: Bed and Breakfast Reservation Services. Appendix B: Publications. Appendix C: State Bed and Breakfast Associations. Appendix D: Sources. Appendix E: Online Directories. Appendix F: Reservation Software. Index.

Author Biography

BARBARA NOTARIUS is a lecturer and consultant on operating a B&B. She is founder and publicity director of Bed and Breakfast Reservations Worldwide, the only nonprofit trade association in the B&B industry. In addition, she runs her own B&B, the Alexander Hamilton House, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. GAIL SFORZA BREWER is a professional writer and lecturer.
Release date NZ
May 25th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
4th Revised edition
Illustrations
Ill.
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
336
Dimensions
156x229x22
ISBN-13
9780471373995
Product ID
1831728

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