Finding Your “Niche” to Get More Guests for Your Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Inns

                        If you’ve ever been asked to define your ideal guests or “niche”and you didn’t know what it was or where to find them, then I have some good news for you. It’s easier than you may think. Most people avoid this concept altogether, preferring instead to focus on just …

Transitioning Your Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Inn From a Hobby into a Professional Business

If you’ve ever been in the situation where somehow you just have to make your little B&B or guest house transform itself into a proper business making enough income to support you, or you’re plain fed up with running a hobby because it’s taking over your life, then this post is for you. It looks easy to just add a …

Managing Your Time Better So You Can Take Time Off While Running Your Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Inn

Hello, I’m Yvonne Halling at BedandBreakfastCoach.com and today I’m going to talk about how to manage your time so you can take time off, avoid burnout and even going completely insane. The burnout is real, so we want to plan ahead so we don’t descend into it. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in this business for …

How to Find and Keep Great Staff for Your Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses and Inns

Hi I’m Yvonne Halling at BedandBreakfastCoach.com and today I’m going to talk about finding and keeping great staff.  This thorny topic featured highly in our recent survey about the biggest challenges owners face, so if you’re having trouble with your staff, or you just can’t seem to find anyone to help you, then I’m going to give you 3 tips …

Understanding Technology and What It Can Do for Your Bed and Breakfast Business

  Hello, I’m Yvonne Halling at Bed and Breakfast Coach.com and today I’m going to talk to you about technology and give you my 3 top tips on what I believe are the essential elements to make your business work better, make you more money while you take more time off to do what you want to do. Tip #1 …

How Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Inns Can Meet Their Guests’ Expectations Every Time

  Hi I’m Yvonne Halling at BedandBreakfastCoach.com and today I’m going to talk about how to make sure that you meet your guests’ expectations, plus I’m going to give you 3 things you can do right now to reduce the risk of negative reviews or complaints due to unmet needs. The main reason you may be falling short on meeting …

How Bed and Breakfasts, Guest houses, Inns and Small Hotels Can make Marketing a Priority

When you’re running a bed and breakfast, guesthouse, inn or small hotel there are three areas that will compete for your attention. First, the daily tasks of cleaning, cooking, laundry, maintenance. Second interacting with your guests checking them in, checking them out and helping them to have a great time with you. Number three is marketing to make sure that …

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Why Bed and Breakfast owners need to get help

The first thing all stressed out, time poor Bed and Breakfast owners must do is to get some help with the cleaning, laundry and gardening/yard work But you can’t afford it, right? I hear you You believe you’re saving money by doing it all yourself What you’re really doing is selling yourself short on every level On the level of …

How Bed and Breakfasts can attract the RIGHT guests

Hi I’m Yvonne Halling from Bed and Breakfast Coach.com and today I’m going to address the biggest challenge I hear from bed and breakfasts, guest houses, inns and small hotel owners, which is how do I attract the “RIGHT” guests, and I’m going to give you my 3 step process to attract those guests quickly, and it’s probably not what …

How bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns and Small Hotel Owners Manage Family with Business

  Hi, I’m Yvonne Halling at Bed and Breakfast Coach.com and today I’m going to talk about juggling your business with your family, and why compartmentalizing your time is key to doing this well to stay out of unnecessary stress Many of my clients have young families to take care of as well as running a bed and breakfast, guest …