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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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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Join the revolution!

Today's the day!  After months of work and talk, we are launching our brand new portal, Stayin.Town.  Here's how this portal is different from the hundreds of others you're probably already listed on.... First, start generating commission free bookings.  Free for you the owner and your guests.  You can quickly connect your existing online reservations [...]

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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 Sue Burrell

Sue and Andrew Burrell won Trip Advisor's Best B&B In The World in 2015!  I'm so happy to bring you this interview with Sue, where she shares her wisdom on how they managed to reach those dizzy heights after just 2 and a half years in business!  Here's Sue's wisdom:   Choose one strategy and [...]

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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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How to double your bed and breakfast business in 2016

One of the things that many of us struggle with is an underlying belief that in order to make more money, attract more guests or have something we don’t already have, is that we need to work harder or longer, or that it’s going to be difficult. No pain, no gain, right? It’s New Year’s [...]

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Lifecycle of a Small Hospitality Business

Last week I made a quick trip to London to participate in a workshop run by an old friend, Dan Priestley from Entrevo. At the workshop he laid out some shocking facts about business and how over 90% of them struggle, fail or close and the tragedy of putting your life force into something often [...]

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