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.
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.