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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast By Barbara Notarius

Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast
by Barbara Notarius

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Experience the joy-and profits-that come from managing your own bed and breakfast! Whether you already know the magic that comes with owning a B&B or you are at the planning stage, the fourth edition of Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast-now updated with everything you need to know about online marketing-guides you through this special world.
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Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast by Barbara Notarius

Experience the joy-and profits-that come from managing your own bed and breakfast! Whether you already know the magic that comes with owning a B&B or you are at the planning stage, the fourth edition of Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast-now updated with everything you need to know about online marketing-guides you through this special world. Barbara Notarius, one of America's most widely recognized and respected B&B experts, shows you how to make your dream a reality. Some of the essential information provided in this book includes: Your responsibilities-and those of your guests Financial considerations Advertising, the Internet, and working with a reservation service Evaluating your home's assets and liabilities Conforming to the ADA Legal, tax, and insurance issues, including recent changes in the tax code Interviews with successful hosts Lists of B&B associations, guidebooks, and B&B reservation services This new edition is an informative update of every aspect you need to know in order to run your B&B smoothly and successfully. Combining a meticulous business approach with a sincere appreciation for the pleasure that comes with running a B&B, Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast is an invaluable resource.

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About Barbara Notarius


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.

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.

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GOR001060510
Open Your Own Bed and Breakfast by Barbara Notarius
Barbara Notarius
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2001-05-25
336
0471373990
9780471373995
N/A
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