What are the best guidebooks for running a bed and breakfast business?

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    #1Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

    Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

    Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies by Mary White is a practical guidebook for people wanting to start a bed and breakfast business. This book was originally published in March 2009 by the For Dummies.

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    Stephanie Weaver
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Doesn't get much more basic than this. I like this suggestion."
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    #2How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel

    How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel

    How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast Or Small Hotel by Douglas Robert Brown is a DIY guidebook that was originally published in December 2004. This book covers all the basic needs required for putting up a B&B business.

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    Austin Greene
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I read this guidebook for running a bed and breakfast business a few years ago. This book was such an eye opener and helped me learn so much that I was motivated to discover more about the topic. Definitely recommend it. "
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    #3How to Open and Operate a Bed & Breakfast

    How to Open and Operate a Bed & Breakfast
    How to Open and Operate a Bed & Breakfast by Jan Stankus is a country-style lifestyle magazine originally published in 1986. This practical guidebook explores the necessities in starting a bed and breakfast business.
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    Anna Peters
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Pretty straight to the point in what I was looking for. This book gave my husband and I the basics for what we need to get business started. "
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    #4How to Start & Run Your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn

    How to Start & Run Your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn

    How to Start & Run Your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn by Ripley Hotch and Carl Averom Glassman is an entrepreneur guidebook published in 1992. This practical book comprehensively details out all the required actions for putting up a B&B business.

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    Henry Rice
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This books is written for a specific purpose and it does the job well. There a few guidebooks for Bed and Breakfast and this book is one of the best ones. It covers almost every detail and answers general questions that you may ask in the business. Some parts of the book also covers general issues that any business other than B&B can benefit. "
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    #5Portable Bed & Breakfast

    Portable Bed & Breakfast

    Portable Bed & Breakfast: Empower Your Freedom Lifestyle With Airbnb by Ashley Parent is an entrepreneurship guidebook that was originally published in June 2015. This practical book offers tips for starting a B&B business.

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    Bruce McDonald
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Portable Bed & Breakfast is a great book if you want to get into Airbnb rentals. I had no idea how to start and this book made it easy to learn what was required to become an Airbnb renter. I found it was perfect for my extra property."
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    #6Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century

    Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century

    Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century by Amelia Painter is the 2nd edition of her guidebook for aspiring B&B entrepreneurs. It was published in 2007 by the BookSurge Publishing.

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    Joy Huang
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I gave this to my parents when they were thinking about opening a bed and breakfast and they loved the book. They never did open the B&B because of the work involved but the book gave them a really good idea of how much effort they'd need to put into the business!"
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    #7So - You Want to Be an Innkeeper

    So - You Want to Be an Innkeeper

    So--you Want to be an Innkeeper: The Complete Guide to Operating a Successful Bed & Breakfast Inn by Mary E. Davies is a guidebook that was first published in 1985. This book is for entrepreneurs wanting to start their own B&B business.

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    Jose Newman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Pretty good. I run an air b&b thing from home. This has some good tips. Early checkout or late, continental breakfasts, and up charging for toothbrushes are just the start. Somehow I felt the information was kin of dated. It kept saying the Nixon administration could get a Watergate special as a deal? I didn't get it. I'm only twenty six years old. But besides that he book was just okay."
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    #8Be My Guest... and Pay Me

    Be My Guest... and Pay Me

    Be My guest... and Pay Me by Pamela Demorest is a business guidebook for entrepreneurs planning to start their own bed and breakfast project or small guest house service. This book was originally published in May 2013.

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    Russell Ortiz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A book about renting out spare areas of your home or spare buildings you own as rentals. This book is a few years old now and perhaps could use a bit of updating though the main ideas haven't changed all too much."
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    #9Unleash The Power of Social Media Marketing

    Unleash The Power of Social Media Marketing
    Unleash the Power of Social Media Marketing: Explosive Proven Strategies to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Campaign by Joe Praveen Sequeira is a nonfiction book on strategizing businesses.
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    Megan Keller
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I think this book would be generally useful for anyone who is trying to start a business and needs help when it comes to marketing, particularly on social media. Social media is where everyone learns about things they want to buy or try out or places they want to go, so I definitely recommend it for marketing. However, this book does not seem to give a lot of advice for specifically running a bed and breakfast. Which is the topic at hand. There is a lot more that goes into running a bed and breakfast than just starting a social media marketing campaign."
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    #10Ancient Secrets Of Lead Generation

    Ancient Secrets Of Lead Generation

    Ancient Secrets Of Lead Generation: Your Primitive Business Guide To Better Leads With Less Effort is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Mr Daryl Urbanski. It was published June 25, 2013.

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    Tiffany Morrison
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This was useful for me, it lays out a lot of dos, don'ts, and checklists for increasing effectiveness of our marketing campaign. It wasn't specific to running a B&B, but it was an excellent compact resource for this one aspect."
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