Fundamentals v bright shiny objects

Around 10 years ago, fresh out of personal development and wealth creation school (!), I started a business with a new friend, empowering women to use their passions to grow businesses and become wealthy. After about a year, my new friend and I realized that it was a bad idea to be working together, so [...]

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We’re all connected

Just back from a full-on trip to a country in Central Asia where they are developing tourism and are invested in helping their accommodation providers to be more visible and pro-active. I was invited to lead an intensive 3 day training on everything I know about running a successful B&B business from mindset and attitude [...]

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We need you today!

Today's post is about the power of community to make something happen, and today, we need you and your community! We're launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for our commission-free booking portal which means that if you register your property, hook up your online reservations system with ours, visitors to our portal will be [...]

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Your Bed and Breakfast Business and the 3rd element

In my last blog post (CLICK HERE to read it) I talked about the 3 elements you need to run and maintain a profitable B&B business. To recap- the first element (puppy)  is your website and your control over it.  Think of your website as your shop window to the world – a kind of [...]

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Who’s in charge of your business?

I’ve just returned from a trip to the UK where I presented at Visit Wiltshire’s annual tourism event at Bowood House, and returned to an avalanche of requests to join the new Facebook group Beautiful Bed and Breakfasts and get on our Google map! In both cases, this had me looking at a lot of [...]

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Are you on the map?

I’ve just taken over the management of a Facebook group and the previous owner, Maria has worked really hard on a fabulous Google map which shows the location of all of the members, together with website addresses. The real beauty of this map is that when you’re on it and people tap in your keywords [...]

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The dangers of listing with airbnb

Just the other day, I noticed an article by the BBC about a London Airbnb host whose properties had been de-listed for no reason, even though his reviews were good, his listings were good and he had been with them for some time. And the sad thing is, there isn’t a single thing he can [...]

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Interview with Liz Truckle

Liz and Paul Truckle won Trip Advisor's Best B&B  In Austria in 2015 so I wanted to get Liz's nuggets on what has made them so successful.  Here's Liz's wisdom: Take care of your own energy levels.  If you're new to this business you will be enthusiastic and totally absorbed in the business, until you [...]

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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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