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Choosing The Optimum Size For a B&B
Choosing The Optimum Size For a B&B
It's important to decide how big a B&B you want to run before making a start, balancing your investment and the amount of work that you want to put into it against the…...
Data Protection and Privacy Policies
Data Protection and Privacy Policies
Data protection and privacy polices have become important for bed and breakfast owners in recent years as guests increasingly use the internet to look for B&B…...
Health and Safety Requirements for B&B Accommodation
Health and Safety Requirements for B&B Accommodation
It's the B&B owners' responsibility to be aware of all the health and safety requirements and to ensure that the accommodation is compliant....
Housekeeping at Your B&B
Housekeeping at Your B&B
Tip top attention to housekeeping in the guest rooms and other areas of your B&B will do more to keep customers happy, and keep them coming back, than any amount of…...
How Much Profit Can a B&B Make?
How Much Profit Can a B&B Make?
Working out whether or not there is a decent profit to be made from a B&B is a vital part of the planning stage but a surprising number of owners don’t pay too much…...
Insurance for a Bed and Breakfast Business
Insurance for a Bed and Breakfast Business
Insurance is very important for a bed and breakfast, there are legal requirements and good business reasons for looking at the risks you face and choosing the right…...
Legal Aspects of Running a Bed and Breakfast
Legal Aspects of Running a Bed and Breakfast
You would be the luckiest business owner in the world if you end up running a B&B for a while without ever having to resort to legal advice, but as long as you do the…...
Providing Access for Guests with a Disability
Providing Access for Guests with a Disability
Bed and Breakfast owners are now required by legislation to be providing access for disabled guests but this can be seen as a commercial opportunity rather than a burden....
Questionnaire: Are You the Right Person to Run a B&B?
Questionnaire: Are You the Right Person to Run a B&B?
Do you think that you have the right personality and skill set to run a successful B&B?...
Questionnaire: What is the Target Market for Your B & B?
Questionnaire: What is the Target Market for Your B & B?
Advertising and marketing your B&B will be more effective if you know your target market and these are the questions that will help you work it out....
Relevance of Anti-Discrimination Laws
Relevance of Anti-Discrimination Laws
The B&B owner needs to be aware of the impact of anti-discrimination laws, in particular relating to equal employment opportunity and the Disability Discrimination Act....
Setting Room Rates
Setting Room Rates
Setting different guest room rates in throughout the year is a delicate juggling act between covering business costs and countering competition while at the same…...
Should I Offer Evening Meals at My B&B?
Should I Offer Evening Meals at My B&B?
With bed and breakfast establishments facing competition from pubs with rooms and small hotels it's not unusual for customers to expect a B&B to offer an evening meal....
Should You Sell Alcohol in Your B&B?
Should You Sell Alcohol in Your B&B?
Selling alcohol in a B&B is unlikely to be a big money-spinner but can be a useful addition to the attractions of the business, so check out the regulations in your…...
Small Business Accounts and Tax
Small Business Accounts and Tax
For many people the thought of managing accounts and tax issues is a major barrier to setting up any small business and a B&B is no exception, but all it needs is a…...
Using Social Networking to Increase Bookings
Using Social Networking to Increase Bookings
Social networking websites are coming of age as business tools and the canny B&B owner will be using them to attract repeat business and new guests....
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