Taking a decision to run a Bed and Breakfast establishment involves much careful consideration, planning and financial calculations. It take up a large part of your life, but such a venture also holds out the prospect of making a very good income for you.
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Running a Successful Bed and Breakfast Venture

The only true business that can be run from your "home" is a Bed and Breakfast Venture.

Taking a decision to run a Bed and Breakfast establishment involves much careful consideration, planning and financial calculations. Not only will it take up a large part of your life - although with careful planning this can be kept under control, but such a venture also holds out the prospect of making a very good income for you.

Location, location, location. This is the prime consideration in any business venture, more so in the Bed and Breakfast industry. A location can vary enormously from being right in the heart of a busy town to being a remote farmhouse. There is a demand for both.

Your location will probably define the type of clientele you will attract and the level of your operation, the amount you may charge per room, the number of bookings you are likely to receive etc.

Planning means - do you already have a house that can be easily adapted to cope with a business of this nature? Perhaps you have an extension, barn, old stables even an ex-granny flat or other buildings that would lend themselves to conversion. Into this consideration will creep financial calculations.

The cost of conversion etc. If these are extensive, it may be that during the life of the operation of your business you may well not fully recoup these costs. Do not despair, when you eventually decide to sell and retire on your profits, you will be able to take the cost of conversion, plus the fact that you have a flourishing, going concern for sale, which will inflate the sale price considerably.

If you are in or near to a busy town then you will be more likely to attract business people and workers. Here it is necessary to think carefully - Business people and manual workers to not mix well, requiring different standards of accommodation, working different hours and have greatly differing habits and life styles.

If your property is in a remote location it has advantages. You can try to attract people who are seeking to "withdraw" from the rat race for a few days. If you are within striking distance of a local natural attraction, i.e., a well known walk skiing country etc. then holiday makers are more likely to be your main source of income. One set of guests may be quiet and contemplative whilst the others will probably be enjoying their adventure in the great outdoors.

A remote property it is more likely to be of the farm house type. Here you can capitalize on this fact. Do not go overboard in modernizing your furnishings, people will expect to see the rural effect, but not worn out and dejected! However quaint the farmhouse effect may be, guests will still expect the wonders of civilization to be readily available, i.e., good bathing and toilet facilities. So whether a bucket and chuck it at the end of the garden would be acceptable in the 21st century is a debatable point.

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