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Description - Running a B&B - A Landlady's Guide by Christabel Milner

Running a small B&B in your home can be an interesting and fulfilling job. It will enable you to work from home and to accommodate family or other commitments. It's also a good way of earning money from those empty bedrooms once your children have fled the nest. If you are widowed or retired, running a B&B will supplement your income.Bed and Breakfast accommodation is growing in popularity as an alternative to the more anonymous hotels and travel lodges. But running a B&B is not without its pitfalls and anyone thinking about setting up such a business needs to be aware of these.In this book Christabel Milner, who has run a series of small B&Bs by herself, explores the issues and shows you how to make a success of it. She covers all areas of choosing the bed linen to safeguarding personal security. Having first helped you establish the basics: What is involved? Will there be a market in your area?Will you be able to adapt your current home? Christabel then goes on to explain: How to equip your B The day-to-day running of the business; How to provide a good breakfast and evening meal; How to get the word out, and win repeat customers; and, How to manage your finances.Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Part One: Finding out what's involved in running a Bed and Breakfast; 1. Understanding the reality of running a Bed and Breakfast; 2. Establishing whether there's a market for your Bed and Breakfast; 3. Ensuring your current home is suitable to be a Bed and Breakfast; 4. Equipping your Bed and Breakfast; 5. The day-to-day running a Bed and Breakfast; 6. Providing a good breakfast and an evening meal; 7. Your personal safety; 8. Managing the finances; 9. Final anecdotes and miscellaneous advice; Index

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845282691
ISBN-10: 1845282698
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: How To Books Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christabel Milner

After a career as an air stewardess and a spell travelling abroad, Christabel Milner settled in the UK to set up her first Bed and Breakfast business. She has published articles on the subject in national newspapers and magazines. She is currently running a B&B in West Sussex.