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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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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No systems, no business

I don’t know why, but I’m always surprised and a little shocked that so few people know about online technology and how it can help them in their businesses, not just B&B businesses. This week I am travelling in the USA and have been staying (at a B&B, of course) just outside of Boulder, Colorado [...]

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What’s your New Year’s resolution?

It’s almost time for those New Year’s resolutions – you know, the good intentions we make and set out to follow through on, but never do! Why is that? Change isn’t easy, let’s face it.  We love to cling to our patterns, behaviours and our ways, even if they don’t work just because it’s familiar [...]

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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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Are you struggling to make the numbers this year?

If you're worried about not making your financial goals this season, then I have some good news for you. I know that you're working hard, you're dedicated and you're doing everything you know how to do, but for one reason or another, you're just not getting the guests through the door and the numbers are [...]

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Keeping Your Content for Yourself

Are you leaving valuable content about you on the internet? One of the ways to raise your profile online is to spread the good reviews you get around the social media networks, and yes, even brag a little! To capture those all important reviews from the internet, I use a little program called the Snipping [...]

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The Bed and Breakfast Owner’s Tech Tool Kit

You probably already know that I’m in the process of selling my B&B here in France, and we're starting to have people visit to take a look.  None of them have run a bed and breakfast business before, and so it’s all new and exciting for them. We’ve been going over the “How We Do [...]

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Trip Advisor strikes again

Are you feeling the pinch as Trip Advisor morphs into a booking engine and demands more and more of your hard-earned profits? Are you starting to wonder whether it was a good idea to sign up with those OTAs as Trip Advisor and its partners start to demand more and more of your cash? The [...]

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