How to create money out of thin air, and is it even possible?

If, like me you’re in the northern hemisphere, the summer’s practically behind us and we’re hurtling towards the shoulder and the low season. I’m hoping you’ve had a great summer season and that your guests have been good to you :) Whatever has happened this year is past, it’s time now to look forwards to [...]

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What can we learn from Apple, Amazon and the Rolling Stones?

Some people believe that running a big company like Apple or Amazon is different from running a small company, but I believe that we all have the same issues, regardless of our size and here’s why… In order to remain in business, we all need to: Attract customers Encourage those customers to spend more with [...]

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What I learned in Paris

Yesterday I took the high speed train from Champagne to Paris. I spent the day with my coach and other students in our group, and I came away with several profound lessons. Here goes…. You can’t build your business in between guests. What this means is that if you are trying to build your business [...]

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Who are you?

My eldest daughter went for an interview last week, and had the most extraordinary experience. We don’t know if she’s been successful yet, but what struck her and me was that this was no ordinary interview. First, she had to do an aptitude test, then she got 10 minutes with the CEO to talk about [...]

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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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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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Ski-ing, Fishing and Your Bed and Breakfast Business

I learned to ski at the age of 30. It was never on my radar but my husband at the time and his family were big on ski-ing so I had a choice. Either I learned to ski, or I would be excluded from many holidays. I chose to learn. I don’t know if you [...]

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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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UK Bed and Breakfast Show

If you came to the first ever UK Bed and Breakfast Show last week in Bristol, you'll know that we had a blast!  If you missed it for whatever reason, no matter.  I just want to take a moment to congratulate those who made the effort and came along.  I feel that this will become [...]

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