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How To Be Featured In Bed and Breakfast Magazine

  Have you checked out Bed and Breakfast Magazine? This is published by Nicolette Johnston of Colette Publications who recently presented on a PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) webinar about “How To Pitch To Journalists” hosted by Heather Turner, the PAII Marketing Director. The traditional (but more formal) way of getting press is by … Read more

Everyday Joy: A Community Book Project with Donna Kozik

Hello, Kristi here. I had a wonderful opportunity to be part of Donna Kozik’s Community Book Project called Everyday Joy. Appropriately titled, we were asked to share a story having to do with anything that brings us every joy. We are pleased it has already reached #1 best seller status for the category “Time Management … Read more

Important and Revealing Innkeeper Interests Survey

Conducting an informal survey of innkeepers about their interests, the chart above shows the results. From least to greatest interest, the (rounded) percentage of innkeepers interested in the topic were as follows: Hosting More Private B&B Events (31%) Identifying & Becoming Known For a Specific Niche (36%) Improving Your Success Mindset & Productivity (36%) Maximizing … Read more

Focus and Get More Done in Less Time

Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Consultant Brian Tracy, in his book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time recommends doing your biggest, most important task (“eating your frog”) first. Resist the temptation to start with the easier task.  Develop the lifelong habit of tackling your major task first … Read more

Unexpected Expert Advice Can Actually Make You Think

Fellow puzzle lovers can appreciate unexpected expert advice that can actually make you think. Sometimes when you solve a puzzle, a fortune-cookie-type response can appear. While some people dismiss the advice (and “predictions”) of fortune cookies, the messages inside these treats often gets us to consider things from a different perspective. I believe wisdom may … Read more

How to Find Your Inspiration as an Innkeeper (Part 2)

To find you inspiration as an innkeeper, there needs to be a match with your motivation for working, your individual talents, and your hospitality niche/ideal guests.  In Part One of this blog post I gave three hypothetical situations.  I will give some suggestions for each scenario. Innkeeper Irene loves cooking for others and entertaining guests, … Read more

Easy Ways to Better Understand Your Guests Lifestyles

Understand your guests lifestyles to satisfy their unique needs.  The more information you know about your potential guests, the better you are able to target your marketing messages and offer attractive hospitality services.  There is no point in trying to be everything to everyone.  It is rarely possible to satisfy all customers in the same … Read more

Upcoming Innkeeping Conferences

Don’t miss these upcoming innkeeping conferences in 2016.  In January, hundreds of innkeepers and industry partners from all over the country (and beyond) will meet in Austin, Texas to experience the biggest industry conference in the U.S. The PAII Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show January 10 – 14, 2016, will showcase industry trends, best practices, and encourage you to renew … Read more