Trip Advisor and what Bed and Breakfast guests really want

Yesterday I went to a networking event for other bed and breakfast business owners and fellow service providers, in Epernay, close to where I live.  It was the first time I’d ever been invited to such an event, and to my knowledge, the first time they’d ever run one.  Thumbs up to the Tourist Office in Epernay. Part of the …

How to find your target market for your Bed and Breakfast Business

I’ve noticed recently, while helping some fellow Bed and Breakfast owners, that some of them are not all sure about who is being attracted to their B&B and why.  From my own experience, this is quite common and was certainly true for me in the beginning when I was running my “business” like a “hobby”, so I can understand how …

How to deal with bad press in your area

Sometimes bad things happen, and the media gets a hold of it and turns it into a nightmare, especially for the bed and breakfast businesses that depend on custom in that area. Maybe there’s been a shooting, or a looting or a natural disaster in your area.  Here’s an opportunity to catch the attention of the world and show them …

How to manage the numbers

How to manage the numbers, easily and effortlessly One of the challenges which I faced back in the days when I was running my B&B as a hobby, and not a proper business, was the books and the numbers. Being a complete dunce when it comes to maths, I knew that I would get confused, but I still didn’t do …