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Upstart Guide Owning & Managing a Bed & Breakfast Paperback – November 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Business (November 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936894652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936894652
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,715,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Competing titles may cover the cursory basics of the dream of owning a country bed & breakfast; but this covers the business specifics; from zoning and permits to handling a stream of guests in your home. Chapters on testing a business idea and writing a business plan incorporate the basics of accepted business standards: something lacking in the other titles on the subject. -- Midwest Book Review

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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Z on January 17, 2001
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A friend of mine lent me his copy of this book so I could get a better idea of what it takes to own and run a B&B. It is quite a romantic notion to own a B&B when you stay in one. When you read this book you will find that there is a lot behind the scenes including tons of laundry. Have you thought about how to cook for 12 people at once? How about handling slow times like off-season? Should you buy an existing B&B or create your own within your current home. This books helps with these questions and more, plus profiles of existing B&B's and lots of resources for B&B owners. Excellent guide!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mae J. Rattray on July 5, 2009
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Dear Sirs,

I have been running a B&B from my home off and on for 3 years and find the book lacking in enthusiasm and just the love of having guests to look after from all over the world. She (the author) states you must keep time for yourself. My impression was (I read the whole book on a rather long bus journey) that she couldn't wait to get to the pub! I don't drink but I could almost smell the glass of wine she was drinking as she wrote this book. I find the job of being a landlady fun and as it says in the Bible quote 'don't forget to entertain strangers as they may be angels'. When it stops being fun and life enhancing then I will pack it in and get a dog!
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