Hi, I’m Karen.

 

I teach aspiring and existing bed and breakfast owners how to set up, run and market their own successful B&B

 

bed and breakfast academy

 

Hi, I’m Karen.

 

I teach aspiring and existing bed and breakfast owners how to set up, run and market their own successful B&B

 

bed and breakfast academy

 

There is absolutely no way I would have the successful and unique business I have today if it was not for this fantastic and insightful experience. I cannot recommend this course highly enough to everyone dreaming of running their own B&B. Dreams do come true!


Imogen Adams, The Old School Dorm 

 

There is absolutely no way I would have the successful and unique business I have today if it was not for this fantastic and insightful experience. I cannot recommend this course highly enough to everyone dreaming of running their own B&B. Dreams do come true!


Imogen Adams, The Old School Dorm 

 

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Run Your Own Bed and Breakfast Course

Comprehensive B&B training course and ongoing support to guide you in buying or setting up your own Bed and Breakfast Business

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Ongoing marketing training, support and community for B&B Owners who are overwhelmed by marketing

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Hello

If we've not met before my name is Karen and I'm the owner of Bed and Breakfast Academy. I've run my own successful B&B in Shropshire, England, for 17 years and I've been supporting and guiding aspiring and existing B&B owners through B&B academy for the last 15 years.

If your dream is to run your own amazing bed and breakfast...

I will support you to create a business you'll love owning, and which guests will love staying at.

If you're already running the a bed and breakfast but want help attracting more of your ideal guests...

You are invited to join our B&B Marketing Membership - a thriving, friendly and supportive community for B&B owners who want to market their B&B authentically and organically without the overwhelm!

When I'm not working, I love to spend time training my 2 naughty but nice rescue dogs, enjoying the Shropshire countryside, reading and doing far too much knitting!

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Benefits of training with B&B Academy


 

 #1- Learn from an experienced B&B owner

The courses give you a real insight into what's involved in setting up, buying,  running and marketing a B&B. From getting the perfect B&B for you, right through what to do after guests leave, I cover it all.

#2- Ongoing Support

The training and support doesn't stop with the course. You'll continue to get advice and support from me and the community via the online Facebook Group, a safe and supportive community. 

#3- Gives you the confidence to get started

You'll be able to relax and enjoy the process of setting up and running your B&B, knowing that you have all of the knowledge and skills you need to run your B&B successfully. No hidden surprises

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There are two things you need to do before setting up a B&B:

a) know what you are letting yourself into and b) do your research.

You can’t do better on both these fronts by going on Karen’s course.


Caroline Howarth, The Mount, Keswick

There are two things you need to do before setting up a B&B:

a) know what you are letting yourself into and b) do your research.

You can’t do better on both these fronts by going on Karen’s course.


Caroline Howarth, The Mount, Keswick

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Benefits of training with B&B Academy

 #1

Learn from an experienced B&B owner

The courses give you a real insight into what's involved in setting up, buying, running, marketing a B&B. From getting the right B&B for you, right through to what to do after guests leave, I cover it all.

#2

Ongoing Support

The training and support doesn't stop with the course. You'll continue to get advice and support from me and the community via the online Facebook Group; a safe and supportive community. 

#3

Gives you the confidence to get started

You'll be able to relax and enjoy the process of setting up and running your B&B, knowing that you have all of the knowledge and skills you need to run your B&B successfully. No hidden surprises

LEARN MORE

The Yellow Duck Collection

Everyone who goes through one of my courses gets the opportunity to be added to the Yellow Duck Collection Map and use the the Facebook Page to promote their business. People often tell me they know when a B&B has attended my course because of the levels of customer service, comfort and attention to detail. Each Yellow Duck B&B is unique but share a common desire to create the best B&B for their guests.

The Secret Facebook Community for course attendees is a safe place where aspiring and existing B&B owners can go for advice and to share their successes.

Find the Yellow Duck Collection on Facebook Here

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Karen... thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge, for being there for that extra advice when needed. ...for setting up the ‘B&B Academy’ family FB group no one could have planned for what this year has thrown at us all but we definitely couldn’t have got/get through it with out you and everyone in this group...


Catriona Haskell-Ward, Millburn Bed and Breakfast, Isle of Skye

 

Karen... thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge, for being there for that extra advice when needed. ...for setting up the ‘B&B Academy’ family FB group no one could have planned for what this year has thrown at us all but we definitely couldn’t have got/get through it with out you and everyone in this group..


Catriona Haskell-Ward, Millburn Bed and Breakfast, Isle of Skye 

 

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Taking Karen’s B&B Academy course was by far the single most important thing that we did when we embarked on our B&B journey


Alyson and Simon Tuxworth, The old Stables. Somerset

Taking Karen’s B&B Academy course was by far the single most important thing that we did when we embarked on our B&B journey


Alyson and Simon Tuxworth, The old Stables. Somerset

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When we opened we soon realised just how much we had learned on Karen’s course. But her teaching doesn’t stop at the classroom – the course opens up a whole network of liked-minded people to exchange views and ideas with, so we are always up-to-date with changes within the industry. We would highly recommend Karen’s course if you’re thinking of getting into this very enjoyable and rewarding business.


Clare & Dave Wright, The School House B&B Shropshire

 

When we opened we soon realised just how much we had learned on Karen’s course. But her teaching doesn’t stop at the classroom – the course opens up a whole network of liked-minded people to exchange views and ideas with, so we are always up-to-date with changes within the industry. We would highly recommend Karen’s course if you’re thinking of getting into this very enjoyable and rewarding business.


Clare & Dave Wright, The School House Shropshire