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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast

As the owner of a bed and breakfast, you can live in the house of your dreams and work from home.

By opening a bed and breakfast (also known as a "B & B") you can host interesting visitors from around the world, use your cooking and decorating skills, and make money doing it. Your bed and breakfast can bring tremendous enjoyment to many travelers and a great deal of satisfaction to you.

You can run your bed and breakfast alone if you are the independent type. Or the bed and breakfast can be a family affair, with everyone – even the kids – contributing to the running of the business.

You are also your own boss when you start a bed and breakfast business, and many of the expenses of running your home will be tax deductible.

Depending on how many rooms you want to rent out when you open a bed and breakfast, you could enjoy a part-time or a full-time income. If your business is seasonal, catering to a ski crowd or summer vacationers, you can close down and travel during the off season, if you want.

Bed and breakfasts are the fastest growing segment of the lodging business.
If running your own bed and breakfast sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Bed & Breakfast Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the bed and breakfast business.

To research the bed and breakfast business, author Angela Hynes travelled extensively and visited numerous bed and breakfasts. The information in this FabJob guide is gathered from successful bed and breakfasts owners across the country who generously share insider advice about the bed and breakfast business. Learning from the experiences of these bed and breakfast owners can help you avoid costly mistakes and make your own bed and breakfast a success.

This guide focuses on how to successfully start and run your own bed and breakfast. It covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to own a bed and breakfast, including:

Getting Started

This section offers helpful tips and links to free resources to start a bed and breakfast business in the United States or Canada.

  • An overview of your options for starting a bed and breakfast:
    • Buying an existing bed and breakfast inn along with its furnishings, future bookings, and reputation
    • Finding a house or other property that has the potential to be a great bed and breakfast inn
    • Starting a bed and breakfast in your current home
  • How to become an "inn sitter" for bed and breakfast owners who want to take a vacation (including how much to charge)
  • Where to find inns advertised for sale
  • Advice on what to consider when choosing the location for your bed and breakfast
  • Choosing the inn's size based on how much income you want
  • Tips to avoid a purchasing mistake (what to ask and what to look for in an inn's financial statements)
  • Sample business plan for starting a bed and breakfast
  • Where to find information on important business matters such as licenses, permits, and insurance
  • Tips on renovating and decorating your inn
  • Naming your bed and breakfast inn
Running Your Bed and Breakfast
  • What guests expect when they visit a bed and breakfast
  • How to set your room rates
    • Costs to consider to ensure you won't lose money
    • Factors that add value to each of your rooms 
    • What you need to do or have to be able to charge more than other local bed and breakfasts
  • How to take reservations
    • Questions to ask when people call to make reservations for your bed and breakfast
    • What to include on a guest reservation form (includes a sample guest record)
    • Sample cancellation policy for a bed and breakfast
    • The best hospitality industry software programs for reservations and record keeping
  • Setting policies for your bed and breakfast (including whether to accept pets and children)
  • What to have in common areas of your bed and breakfast (the areas all guests have access to)
  • Handling repairs, housekeeping and maintenance when you open a bed and breakfast
  • Dos and don'ts for guest safety
  • Small but significant things you can do to delight your bed and breakfast guests and keep them coming back
  • What you need to know about food when you open a bed and breakfast
    • What to include in a continental breakfast
    • What to include in a full breakfast
    • 7 types of special dietary requirements
    • What time to serve breakfast
    • Other food you might choose to offer when you open a bed and breakfast (e.g. check-in snack, "happy hour" munchies, bed time snack, etc.)
Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast
  • How to market your bed and breakfast inn through reservation agencies (companies that will advertise your bed and breakfast and take reservations for you)
  • Creating a website for your bed and breakfast:
    • Suggestions of what to include on your website 
    • Companies that design and host web sites specifically for bed and breakfast inns
    • Sample online reservation form you can use when you start a bed and breakfast
  • Directories where you can promote your bed and breakfast
  • Marketing your bed and breakfast to people with special interests
  • How to fill your inn during the off-season by promoting your bed and breakfast as a place for:
    • Weddings
    • Mystery weekends
    • Business retreats and seminars
    • Romantic weekends
    • Other events
  • Getting future bookings for your bed and breakfast by staying in touch with your guests
  • The best professional associations, conferences, seminars and trade shows for bed and breakfast owners
  • Ideas for products you can sell at your bed and breakfast to increase your profits
PLUS, you will get many samples, checklists, and lists of suppliers you can use for your own bed and breakfast.

Samples and Checklists

  • Sample house rules
  • Sample guest record
  • Sample invoice
  • Sample business plan
  • Housekeeping checklists
  • Repair and maintenance checklist
  • Checklist for bedroom amenities
  • Checklist for bathroom amenities
  • Sample continental breakfast menu
  • Sample full breakfast menu
Bed and Breakfast Supplier Information

You will find links to a variety of suppliers of items you'll need when you open your bed and breakfast, including:

  • Cleaning products for the hotel industry
  • Bedding (including hypo-allergenic bedding)
  • Coffee makers
  • Bathroom towels
  • Soaps and shampoos
  • Breakfast supplies
  • Chocolates for pillows
  • And more
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about opening a bed and breakfast. The FabJob Guide to Become a Bed and Breakfast Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to start your own bed and breakfast.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back much more than the price of the guide your very first day in business. But of course this guide can help you start a bed and breakfast much more quickly and cost-effectively.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open a bed and breakfast, start a bed and breakfast business, and become a bed and breakfast owner.

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"I cannot think of any other ‘job’ (and this isn't really a job) that has all the benefits that owning a bed and breakfast does. You get to have a house full of happy people on vacation from all over the world, many of whom become friends that you stay in touch with. If you ever need to renew your faith in mankind, run a B & B."
– Peggy Egan
Red Brick Inn
Paguitch, Utah


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The FabJob Guide to Become a Bed and Breakfast Owner is for anyone who wants to open a bed and breakfast or start a B&B. This guide offers expert advice on opening a bed and breakfast.