You, the Superstar!

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I’m willing to bet that when you first thought about running a small hospitality business, you thought about living in a gorgeous property, entertaining, meeting people from different walks of life and having fun. I know I did!  I love all of those things, I’m thinking that you probably do to. I’m also willing to [...]

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Is your business model skewed?

One of the many reasons I didn’t make any money from my little B&B hobby business, all those years ago, was because I didn’t understand the concept of a “business model”. I’d heard the term, for sure, but I thought business models were for big corporates, not for little businesses like me. After all, I’m [...]

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How to Make more Money and Have More Fun – Seriously

Isn’t it wonderful running a bed and breakfast business?  Meeting new people, sharing stories and anecdotes, making a beautiful home and entertaining? I know I love all that, and I bet you do too. But that’s not the whole story is it?  There’s so much else to do behind the scenes that no-one really sees, [...]

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Help! I need somebody

“I found you a couple of days ago online, having just received my "automatic renewal notice" from TripAdvisor; last year 475€ (for a 3 room B&B), this year 720€! I called today to cancel & was offered a reduction, to 525€ which I am not going to accept, I am still going to cancel. I [...]

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It’s already August, what are you doing to finish strong this season ?

We’re almost half way through August, and in case you’re worried about not making your financial goals this year, I want to help you with a couple of easy things you can do now.  Sometimes a little thing is all it takes to make a huge difference, and I know from my own experience and [...]

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Is your Bed and Breakfast Business For Sale?

If you're trying to sell your bed and breakfast business and not having a lot of success, then you will definitely want to read this blog post.... A few friends and I are part of a small investment group, and we invest in private investments that look and feel good for us.  Nothing fancy or [...]

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What’s Your Biggest Challenge in Your B&B Business?

New Year, new start?  It usually is the best time to make changes to our businesses, to bring in more revenue, serve more people and extend our reach.  But with so many possible options on social media, blogging, video marketing, advertising, SEO etc.etc. it can be hard to know where to start can’t it? In [...]

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The Power of Knowing Your Target Market

Yesterday, Peter from French Entrée, a British magazine specialising in everything French for British Francophiles, phoned me to tell me about a great deal he could give me on some advertising space.  He went on to explain that French Entrée would be at the France Show in January, happening in London and that they would [...]

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Join the Webinar on 12th November 2012

First Name * Last Name * Email * Submit   Hello and welcome, I’m Yvonne Halling and this is just a quick video  to let you know about the free webinar I'm presenting on Monday 12th November where I’ll be sharing the 6 key Principles to creating a sustainable and profitable B&B business even while [...]

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