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MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE WE WELCOMED THE FIRST STRANGERS INTO OUR HOME. I now feel qualified to comment on our experience and include information that we would have found helpful when we took what seemed at the time quite a brave step. My husband spent all his working life in the hospitality industry and we first met whilst studying hotel and catering management at the same college back in the late 50s. Now, nominally retired, we have gone full circle - back to serving meals and making beds - and enjoying it more than ever! The difference between then and now is that we fill our empty bedrooms with guests as a pleasure, rather than solely through financial necessity. Tolerance, flexibility and a sense of humour have been needed on occasions, but our guests have been absolutely great and since starting our business our faith in humanity has soared". Read Helen's book for guidance on: - DOING YOUR INITIAL RESEARCH - COMPLYING WITH THE LAW - PREPARING THE ROOMS - LOOKING AFTER YOUR GUESTS - MARKETING YOUR B&B - PRICING AND BOOK KEEPING
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Researching the project; 2. Complying with the law; 3. Setting up the rooms - decor and equipment; 4. Looking after your guests; 5. Filling your rooms; 6. Organising money matters; 7. From B&B to guest house; Summary Further information; Index.
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This book really was a great find. Full of practical advice about setting up a B&B covering all the things I needed to know and right up to date too! It's real strength is in it's presentation which is so simple and clear to read."From the Author:
B&B is generally regarded as a low risk activity that anyone with commonsense can undertake. Nevertheless, it can still be a daunting prospect inviting members of the public to effectively share your home and success is also dependent on achieving certain quality assured standards
I was prompted to write this book when, on approaching retirement, we toyed with the idea of using two of our bedrooms to accommodate guests but couldn’t find any general book which drew together all the aspects we needed to consider. Eight years down the line, running what we consider to be a successful B&B, I feel qualified to comment on our experience and include information that we have found helpful.
Just Six Guests is a "hands on" account aimed at the small or hobby operator who will be hosting a maximum of six visitors, thus taking advantage of the "six guests" rule which excludes much of the red tape which applies to larger ventures.
The legal aspects apply to the UK only but the general comments, relating to the premises and handling the public, are universal.
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Book Description How to Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111845283937
Book Description How to Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00CB5JKJY