You’re dreaming of starting your own bed & breakfast. You would like to entertain nice people and let them enjoy your accommodation, a delicious breakfast and the surrounding area. A great intention, but running a B&B isn’t as romantic as you may think. Therefore, it’s important to examine your true motives.
Maybe the most important question to ask yourself is: how much do I want it? Why do you want to start a bed & breakfast? Because you like to go on holiday yourself? For not having to be in traffic jams anymore? These are no good motives. You really must have passion to start a B&B in or near your own home.
Dramatic life change
The time you spend on running a B&B must not be underestimated. Furthermore, you give up a part of your privacy. Because of that, a lot of people leave the B&B business within pretty short time. You have to realize that it means a dramatic life change for you and your family. Make sure to carefully discuss your plans with – if applicable – your partner en child(ren). It is important that they are supportive.
Free information about starting a B&B
Still convinced of your plans for starting a bed & breakfast? Than you really should go for it! Bedandbreakfast.eu periodically publishes a free news letter with information about running a B&B, that is interesting for start-ups too. Would you like to receive our news letter? Please let us know by filling in our contact form and adding a remark. Also frequently check this blog for more tips from practice.
And last but not least: once your bed & breakfast is ready to commence, make sure you promote it on Europe’s biggest website for B&B: www.bedandbreakfast.eu!