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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Why Bed and Breakfast Owners are Struggling, Part 2

Hello again and welcome.  It’s Yvonne here, with a couple more reasons why Bed and Breakfast businesses don’t make enough money.  So let’s get started with number one for today: Lack of personal and business boundaries.  I see this a lot with B&B owners, and because it’s really like having house guests, we sometimes feel [...]

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Four reasons why Bed and Breakfast Owners Struggle

Hello and welcome.  I’m Yvonne Halling, and I run a B&B just like you.  And until a few short years ago, I was struggling to attract the right guests and make enough money, and maybe that’s you too.  In my time as a B&B owner myself over the last 12 years, and more recently as [...]

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Hotel or Bed and Breakfast - What's the Difference Anyway?

Why choose a B&B over a hotel ? An interesting question and sometimes the difference between the two is not fully understood.  Here’s my take on it. A B&B is someone’s home.  The owner/manager usually lives there and sometimes has separate accommodation, but often doesn’t.  Hotels are hotels, and it’s unlikely you’ll ever meet the owner. [...]

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Bed and Breakfasts and Booking.com

Third party booking engines – are they right for B&Bs ? If you don’t yet know how to identify and market to your target guest, then I suppose those large booking engines such as booking.com are useful.  Many of my mentoring clients tell me that they bring lots of business to their B&Bs, but at what [...]

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Bed and Breakfast Money Management

Key financials for busy B&B owners A common theme amongst B&B owners that I’ve noticed recently is that they are not sure if they’re making any money or not.  Many people who open a B&B are not business people and are running a kind of hobby business, but still I believe it’s necessary to know [...]

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Bed and Breakfast Exhaustion or Serenity?

Extreme Self care for the stressed out B&B owner Taking care of myself has become my mild obsession of late, and what I’ve noticed is that the more I take of myself, the more relaxed I am, and the happier the guests who write glowing reviews for me on Trip Advisor.  Strange, and perhaps contrarian, [...]

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