If you are looking to open a bed and breakfast for whatever reason, I would like to tell you that you have made a great choice. You should know that it is going to take some time to fully establish your bed and breakfast, unless you choose a franchise. The most work in establishing a bed and breakfast business is the planning.
Having a bed and breakfast franchise is great but you should do the proper amount of research before you have completely made up your mind. First, do you know what a bed and breakfast is? A bed and breakfast is a cross between a very nice hotel and your home. If you are looking to start a bed and breakfast business then you should know that it is not like a regular hotel, it does not have fifty to one hundred rooms. One bed and breakfast will consist of four to ten guest rooms with bath, a large living area, and dining room plus a great kitchen.
If you plan on a B and B business you may also want to keep in mind that the owners live at the Inn. The owners at the site treat it as their home and act as if the travelers are their guests, which they are, just paying guest. The guests in the B&B business expect to be treated very well.
When running the B&B Inn you should not forget about the actual breakfast. You should make sure a nice home-cooked breakfast is available for your guests each and every morning. You should make this breakfast available in a commercial dining room, as-well-as, in the guest’s own room; it’s your choice on how you want to handle that situation.
Today it seems like bed and breakfast franchises are very popular and are beginning to rise into public view more and more every day. When starting your B&B you should know you are going to have a lot of competition. In the 1980’s the SBA records show only a handful of properties for B&Bs, (approximately 1,000 properties hosted around one million guests). Today you will find 28,000 properties that are hosting 50.5 million guests.
If you are starting a bed and breakfast for profit, you should choose a franchise that is very popular. Your B&B business will be as successful as you make it but remember it takes time to start your B&B Inn and franchising can make the job easier. B&B inns date back to the Roman Empire and you know what they say; Rome wasn’t built in a day.