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Make It All About Your Bed and Breakfast Guests

Make it all about them. Make it all about your bed and breakfast guests.  Author Bruce Turkel, in his insightful book All about Them: Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others makes it clear that what really matters to consumers is their own self-interest. Business owners (including innkeepers) can use that knowledge to make their … Read more

Reach More Success By Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

  Reach more success by applying the lessons found in the new book, Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence by Andy Molinksky, Ph.D. Professor Molinsky teaches psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University. He starts out by asking how many of us have … Read more

Bed and Breakfast Promotions

Bed and breakfast promotions include marketing special deals and packages throughout the year. These opportunities include various holidays, seasons, and other special times. This can be a chance for your bed and breakfast to stand out and show its own personality.  Innkeepers who are creative and thoughtful can really improve the experiences of their guests.   The benefits of staying at a bed … Read more

The Power of Visual Storytelling: Responses

Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio, authors of the book The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand remind us that anything can happen at a moment’s notice online. Companies need to identify common occurrences, both positive and negative.  It means looking for opportunities to create visual storytelling … Read more

B&B Guests: Shoppers and Antique Lovers

Some guests consider themselves professional shoppers. They visit your bed and breakfast because of the terrific shopping available in your area.  Whether it is special boutiques, retail outlets, flea markets, or antique dealers, their mission is to find some great buys.  Some come as collectors to attend conventions for valuable items such as stamps, dolls, … Read more

B&B Guests: Adventurers

  Adventurers are guests who want to stay busy with physical activities since they love to stay active and explore.  Adventurers enjoy and seek exciting, and sometimes daring, experiences. This could be climbing mountains, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, or any other outdoor activity or sport.   If your bed and breakfast is located near … Read more

New Year’s Eve Resolutions

Do you have any 2014 New Year’s Eve resolutions for your bed and breakfast?  Here are some possible improvements or new beginnings with your online presence: 1. Your Website: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? What opportunities come about? (business) What threats does it have? (competitors) 2. Your Blog: Do we have one? … Read more

Loving Linked In

    Linked In is the world’s largest professional network, with more than 250 million people. There are several advantages for bed and breakfast owners to join. You will be loving Linked In!     Build your professional identity online Connect with other B&B industry contacts Discover opportunities Get the latest news, inspiration, and insight … Read more

Hosting Group Meetings

  Have you ever thought about facilitating a local event? Depending upon the size of your bed and breakfast, you may be able to accommodate hosting group meetings.  These could be chamber of commerce meetings, book groups, business leads groups, or some kind of club with a particular interest.   These are opportunities for local … Read more

PAII Conference January 15, 2014

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International is holding a four-day conference starting Monday January 13.  This post will focus on day 3, Wednesday January 15.  The opportunities to learn abound. Speakers will be discussing topics including: Tips for Running an Efficient Bed and Breakfast The Basic Gourmet Inn Property Valuation Video Marketing 101 Insurance Strategies … Read more