How to Open a Bed and Breakfast

You will learn what you need to know before you open the doors to your Bed& Breakfast.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Have you ever thought about opening your own Bed & Breakfast?

Contemplating operating a Bed & Breakfast is a mixture of different daydreams rolled into one. Living in and inviting new and interesting people into your beautiful old house, being the centre of your community and getting paid for it.

Before you open your doors and start caring for your guests, you need to get your ducks in a row.

Get the benefit you need with professional advice on opening a Bed and Breakfast enroll in theHow to Open a Bed & Breakfast" Training Course.

In these tutorials you will learn where to start, about the right location, and setting up an organizational strategy.

The tips and hints you learn will save you many potential problems in the future.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have the ability to understand the importance of structure.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Where to start when opening a Bed & Breakfast
  • You will learn how to choose the right location
  • How to set up an organizational strategy
  • How to create an operations manual

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for those aspiring for workplace independence by opening a Bed & Breakfast but have little or no experience as a hospitality property owner. This course is probably not advantages to anyone who has successfully operated a hotel or bed & breakfast.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: How to Open a Bed and Breakfast

In this lecture we will you where to start and how to look at your new business from a customer's perspective.

From finding the right location, studying the infrastructure, visualizing the property and setting a schedule.


In this lecture we will look at what type of hospitality property owner you would be and ways to balance the strengths necessary to be successful in your business.

We will also look at how to decide job functions and the essential tasks needed for your property.


Now you should understand the importance of job functions and how each task should be set up in a step-by-step checklist.

When all the checklists are completed, they are to be compiled an Operations Manual.

In this lecture we will look more at the Operations Manual itself, what is it going to look like, and how is going to be used.


In the last lecture you learnt the structure of the Operations Manual. In this lecture we will look at examples of what should include.


Now you know what is involved and how to create an Operations Manual, but will it works? In this lecture we will talk about stepping back and looking at your Operations Manual objectively.


Operating a Bed & Breakfast can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this lecture we are going to talk about outsourcing.

  • What is outsourcing?
  • Why would I need outsourcing?
  • When to Outsource?
  • What duties could I outsource?
  • Where do I look to find outsourcing?
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Instructor Biography

Gerry MacPherson, Independent Hotel and Bed& Breakfast Authority

I am a travel authorities with decades of Hotel and Bed & Breakfast visitation experience. I have spent 1000's of nights in properties of all sizes and classes worldwide, conducting countless site inspections for a number of world-class tour and travel companies, as well as received feedback from 100,000's of customers.

This knowledge has given me a unique insight into the wants, needs and requirements of individual and group travellers, as well as management and employees.

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