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 attract the right guests

Running a bed and breakfast, using The Energetics of Guest Attraction for your B&B, Guest House, Inn or Small Hotel where YOU are one of the reasons people are choosing your place. Believe it or not, there is an energetic connection between you and your ideal guests that only exists in the “unseen” realm.  In other words, we can’t see …

Hotel or Bed and Breakfast – What’s the Difference Anyway?

Why choose a B&B over a hotel ? An interesting question and sometimes the difference between the two is not fully understood.  Here’s my take on it. A B&B is someone’s home.  The owner/manager usually lives there and sometimes has separate accommodation, but often doesn’t.  Hotels are hotels, and it’s unlikely you’ll ever meet the owner. As a B&B guest, you …

How To Fall In Love With Your B&B Business

Running my Bed and Breakfast business without the internet, as I did when I first started 11 years ago,  seems like another lifetime now, and one I would not wish to re-visit. Here’s why… Random people showed up on the doorstep late on Friday and Saturday evenings when I was either busy with my other guests or with my family.  …

Trip Advisor, Booking.com and Shameless Self Promotion

I’ve been reading with interest the comments on a forum I contribute to about how Trip Advisor is encouraging potential guests to book through their sister company, Booking.com, rather than direct them to the B&B websites.  How could that happen? First we need to understand that what they are doing is maximising their position as the leader in travellers’ reviews, …