From “Ask Kit!”:
Q: I am considering being a B&B Owner/Operator and would like to be in that position within 5-7 years. I would like to better understand the ins and outs of B&Bs and how to make a successful living out of running one. Can you help? I need a guiding hand.
A: I’m an information junkie and think you can’t do too much to gain understanding and knowledge of the B&B industry. If you attend B&B conventions and conferences, take classes, read the books, and even work at a B&B, you will be set. And as you travel, stay in various bed and breakfasts; that will teach you what you do and don’t like about B&Bs so yours will be “just right”.
There are bed and breakfast conferences available almost year round and across the country. And you can find classes of all types on Yellow Brick Road’s website (http://www.yellowbrickroadnl.com). I have a list of the B&B books, as well as other books that will be useful to your education, on my website (http://www.thebandblady.com/reading.html). And don’t stop at one conference, class or book — the more you do the better prepared you will be.
Challenge yourself and your concepts and learn from every opinion and experience you encounter.