What I learned in Paris

Yesterday I took the high speed train from Champagne to Paris. I spent the day with my coach and other students in our group, and I came away with several profound lessons. Here goes…. You can’t build your business in between guests. What this means is that if you are trying to build your business [...]

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Who are you?

My eldest daughter went for an interview last week, and had the most extraordinary experience. We don’t know if she’s been successful yet, but what struck her and me was that this was no ordinary interview. First, she had to do an aptitude test, then she got 10 minutes with the CEO to talk about [...]

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Inspirational Words from a Dying Man

Last week I was invited to a very special webinar being hosted by an online friend, Mike Seddon who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and literally has been given just a few weeks to live. He wanted to share some insights about life, the universe and what really matters. There wasn’t a dry [...]

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Not your mother’s business anymore

Did you know that 40% of the world’s entire population is online and connected to the internet? 40% of the entire population of the world! Isn’t that incredible? According for Forbes Inc. (where I got this piece of information) by 2025 the whole world will be online (except my mum) But there’s a big difference [...]

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Bed and Breakfast Business Psychology

Last year my friend Ann lost over 3 stones (42lbs/20 kilos) in excess weight and is looking totally amazing.   She’s been so inspired by the process she went through to lose that weight, that she’s recently become a consultant for the major slimming club who helped her to do that. She launched her new group [...]

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Two things I’ve learned from the French

  When guests ask “what do you like most about living in France?” I tell them two things: First, the French never ask permission.   Anglo Saxons (like me) are taught always to be polite and ask first if we can borrow a rubber, a chair, sit here, stand there, whatever we need, and yes it [...]

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Ski-ing, Fishing and Your Bed and Breakfast Business

I learned to ski at the age of 30. It was never on my radar but my husband at the time and his family were big on ski-ing so I had a choice. Either I learned to ski, or I would be excluded from many holidays. I chose to learn. I don’t know if you [...]

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Top Trends for 2015

I'm just back from San Diego, where we ran an intimate event for a small group of B&B owners dedicated to growing their businesses in 2015 and beyond, and we had a blast!  Wish you could have been there?  Read on.... While doing research for the event, I discovered some interesting trends for 2015 and [...]

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Is your B&B website a liability?

Do you wonder why you're not getting much business from your website ? Are you concerned at how much you're having to pay the online travel agents to bring you new bookings? Do you just wish you knew how to turn your website into a guest-attracting, income building, automated machine, without breaking the bank? You’re in [...]

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