Bed and Breakfast Innkeeping Articles

by "The B&B Lady"

Innfo: Operating A Successful B&B
A Guide For The Serious B&B Innkeeper

In case you missed my eZine, I'm archiving my Innfo article reprints. Topics have covered buying or selling a B&B, financial issues, a wide range of business topics and industry updates, marketing, and environmental issues. These topics are broken down by category, and some articles may appear in more than one category.

B&B Daily Operations

Balancing Your Life With Goals
Active Voice Writing For Your B&B's Marketing
An Effective Towel/Sheet Reuse Program for the B&B Innkeeper
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Benchmarking and Market Niche
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Going Green in the Housekeeping Department
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Going Green in the Laundry Room
B&B Innkeeping is Easy
Bed and Breakfast Forums
Changing Times: A 20 Year Window to the B&B Industry
Changing Times: B&B Income Diversity and Profit
Creating The Habitat For Hospitality
Customer Service
Dispelling B&B Myths: Amenities
Dispelling B&B Myths: Technology
Do You Want To Green-Certify Your B&B?
Europe and Tourism in the 21st Century
Exceeding Your Standards
How Do You Green-Certify Your B&B?
How to Clean a Bed and Breakfast
Improve Your B&B Business
Innkeeping Mistakes #1: Avarice, Lust, Envy and Pride
Innkeeping Mistakes #2: Sloth, Wrath, Gluttony, Stupidity
Is There a Restaurant in Your Future?
Managing the Daily Operations of Your Bed and Breakfast
Opening a B&B: A Case Study
Operation Manual for Your Bed and Breakfast
Organizational Structure For Your B&B Inn
Personality Types You'll Encounter at Your B&B
Reservation Calendar for a Bed and Breakfast
Sustainable Development for B&Bs
Task To-Do Lists
The ADA and Your B&B Architectural Barriers
The ADA and Your B&B: Communication Barriers
The Hospitality Promise
The Telephone as Your B&B Cash Register
Will You Pass Your Inspection
Your Bed and Breakfast Management Plan
Your Reservation Process

Buying and Selling a Bed and Breakfast

Answer Resources
Architectural House Styles and B&Bs
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Today's Real Estate Market
B&B Innkeeping is Easy
Bed and Breakfast Market Research
Bed and Breakfast Model For Success
Being Ready, Willing and Able
Business Plan Basics for the B&B
Buying Acquisition Hurdles
Buying a B&B: Beginning Your Homework and Search
Buying the Right Bed and Breakfast
Characteristics of a B&B Entrepreneur
Forms of Ownership
General Thoughts on Buying a B&B
Hiring an Expert To Help You Buy A Bed Breakfast For Sale
Interview Questions For Your Bed and Breakfast Research
Interview Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent, Part 1
Interview Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent, Part 2
Interview Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent, Part 3
Interview Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent, Part 4
Is Bed and Breakfast Innkeeping For You
Mortgages For Greening Your B&B
Opening a B&B: A Case Study
Performing Due Diligence and Making an Offer
Pricing a Bed and Breakfast Inn
Questions to Ask When Buying a B&B, Part 1
Questions to Ask When Buying a B&B, Part 2
Questions to Ask When Buying a B&B, Part 3
Research for your Bed and Breakfast Company
The B&B Business Model
The Telephone as Your B&B Cash Register
The Value of Innkeeper Quarters For A B&B
Topics to Research

Environmental

A Road Atlas to Environmental Issues For Travelers: OR Green Living on The Road
An Effective Towel/Sheet Reuse Program for the B&B Innkeeper
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Going Green in the Housekeeping Department
B&B Consulting Job Reviews: Going Green in the Laundry Room
Bulk Soap and Shampoo
Do You Want To Green-Certify Your B&B?
Eight Areas of Focus for Green Certification
Environmental Innkeeping
Green Business Plan Statistics for an Environmentally Friendly Hotel
Green Certification: Focus Area 1 - Chemicals
Green Certification: Focus Area 2 - Energy
Green Certification: Focus Area 3 -- Water
Green Certification: Focus Area 4 -- The Building
Green Certification: Focus Area 5 -- Waste
Green Certification: Focus Area 6 -- Buying Practices for Waste Reduction
Green Certification: Focus Area 7 -- Locally Grown, Organic Healthy Food
Green Certification: Focus Area 8 -- Air Quality Issues
Green Conference Centers
Green Travel and B&Bs
Home Environmental Issues: OR Green Living at Home
How Do You Green-Certify Your B&B?
Marketing Your Green B&B
Marketing Your Green Inn
Mortgages For Greening Your B&B
Organic Bamboo-fiber Bed Sheets
Organic Natural Fiber Towels
Sustainable Development for B&Bs
Wool Mattress Pads

Finances for your B&B

A Green Business Plan for an Environmentally Friendly Hotel
A Will and Powers of Attorney for the B&B Innkeeper
B&B Bull Market
B&B Cash Flow
B&B Profits
Business Insurance for the B&B Innkeeper
Changing Times: B&B Income Diversity and Profit
Changing Times: Your Exit Strategy
Dispelling B&B Myths: Business Rules-of-Thumb
Financial Planning for the B&B Innkeeper
Financing A Bed And Breakfast For Sale
Getting To Break-even In Your B&B
Income Projections for Your B&B
Invest in Your Investment
Long Term Care Insurance
Projecting Your B&B Expenses
Retirement Planning for the B&B Innkeeper
Surviving the Recession with your B&B
The State of B&B Lending

Guestrooms

Guest Linens
Organic Bamboo-fiber Bed Sheets
Wool Mattress Pads

Insurance

Auto Insurance fro the B&B Innkeeper
B&B Business Insurance
B&B Flood Insurance
B&B Homeowner's Insurance
Finding an Insurance Agent for the B&B Innkeeper
Health Insurance for the B&B Innkeeper
Insurance Quotes for the B&B Innkeeper
Life Insurance for the B&B Innkeeper
Medical Insurance for the B&B Innkeeper
Travel Insurance for the B&B Guest

Kitchens

B&B Kitchen Cookware and Bakeware
Food and Your Bed and Breakfast
Green Certification: Focus Area 7 -- Locally Grown, Organic Healthy Food
Handy Kitchen Appliances in Your B&B

Marketing Your B&B

B&B Internet Marketing
B&B Market Niche Definition
B&B Marketing
B&B Marketing Rules-of-Thumb
B&B4Sale sites?
Bed and Breakfast Branding -- or B&B Market Niche
Benefit Selling
Branding Your B&B For Success
Changing Times: B&B Market Niche
Changing Times: Website Design
Creating The Habitat For Hospitality
Defining B&Bs
Do you have advice for selling a B&B?
Entrepreneur B&B Market Niche Process
Green Travel and B&Bs
Image Building
Increase Your Off-peak Business
Marketing 101
Marketing 102
Marketing Your Green B&B
Marketing Your Green Inn
Selling my B&B
Tax Issues When Selling Your B&B
The Inn Experience
Your Best Marketing Secret
Your Reservation Process

Statistics and Trends

Bed and Breakfast Change
Architectural House Styles and B&Bs
B&B Guests Migrating to the Country
B&B Market Niche Definition
B&B Trends for 2005
Bed and Breakfast Market Research
Business Trends for 2009
Changing Times: A 20 Year Window to the B&B Industry
Changing Times: B&B Market Niche
Changing Times: Website Design
Corporate Owned Bed and Breakfasts
Do You Want To Green-Certify Your B&B?
Europe and Tourism in the 21st Century
Green Business Plan Statistics for an Environmentally Friendly Hotel

Technology

Bed and Breakfast Forums
Changing Times: Website Design
Dispelling B&B Myths: Technology
Europe and Tourism in the 21st Century
Green Conference Centers
Reservation Calendar for a Bed and Breakfast




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