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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Blogging and How To Do It

  Last night was our monthly Live Q&A for students of Bed and Breakfast Magic! Online Mentoring Programme. We meet online the first Tuesday of the month.  We create a poll in the private Facebook group and they get to vote on what topic they want help with.  The Facebook group is where they get [...]

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Merry Christmas from Champagne

  Just a quick video to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015.  Thank you also for allowing me to serve you and communicate with you this year, and I hope that the information I've shared has helped you in some way, and that you will take [...]

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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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