To the aspiring bed and breakfast owner who wants to set up and run their DREAM B&B:
Welcome to this
Step by step B&B Course
which will guide you to create a
B&B business that you will LOVE running and that your guests will love returning to
How to Set Up, Buy, Run and Market a Successful B&B
WHAT STUDENTS OF THE COURSE ARE SAYING:
"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"
"The online course is absolutely brilliant. I've created a reference file and I'm intending to go through all of the online lessons again"
"The online course is fantastic. I have been delighted with the course plus the extra support from you and the Facebook Group"
In this online course, you'll...
- create a vision of your own ideal bed and breakfast
- become part of an amazing supportive B&B community
- get clear on how to improve your chances of owning a B&B you'll love running without making expensive mistakes
- learn the main legal requirements for running a B&B so that you stay on the right side of the law
- discover how much you can earn, how much to charge and how to take money from guests
- decide whether to get a star rating and how to use reviews to attract more guests
- find out how to set up a B&B that runs like clockwork, so that you reduce the chances of things going wrong
- discover how to prepare your bed and breakfast for your first guests
- learn everything there is to know about the day to day running of your bed and breakfast
- learn how to attract your ideal guests and turn them into repeat customers
How You'll Benefit From Taking My Bed and Breakfast Course
Saves You Time and Money
The B&B course will save you time by helping you identify the information you need to run a B&B, without spending hours searching on Google
You'll save money by learning what has worked well for me, and other B&B owners, and by not repeating the mistakes we’ve made.
It's proof to any mortgage provider that you have done all of the proper background work.
Takes the Guesswork out of Setting Up a B&B
You’ll identify how to attract the guests you really want and create a B&B that gets rave reviews
You’ll find out all of the best hints, tips and secrets of owning a successful B&B that runs smoothly.
You'll learn how to create a B&B that guests will want to keep coming back to.
You’ll become part of an amazing community of friendly, supportive B&B owners who want to help you achieve your dream.
In the private Facebook Group, They'll share their ideas and best practise and support you if you're having a bad day. Plus your B&B will be featured on the Yellow Duck Collection Map so future guests can find you too
"Honestly I had to say that Karen Thorne’s Bed and Breakfast Academy course has been the single most important thing we have done to make our business a success"
Karen gives endless practical advice, built from years of running a beautiful B&B and also from her previous career in marketing. But she does this in a way that is not over-whelming; everything is presented in a way that feels manageable and encouraging. She really cares about the well-being of those she helps, and understands how daunting running your own hospitality business can be.
The value of her support really came to the fore in 2020 with the Covid19 crisis. This support was a real life-saver at a horrendous time. There were difficult days, lots of uncertainty and anxieties for us all to face. But having Karen’s prompt responses to any questions and the support of the community she has developed as whole, really helped us through this. So it really goes without saying, that I cannot recommend Karen and her courses more highly.
Caroline Howarth, The Mount Bed and Breakfast, Keswick
How Does The Course Work?
Online B&B Course
The course is made up of pre-recorded slide based lessons, immediately available after you have purchased the course. You can watch and re-watch at any time.
In each lesson you can comment and ask questions. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours, Mon to Fri
There are also comprehensive downloadable notes and exercises.
Once you've signed up for the course, you'll be invited to join the Facebook Group for course attendees to receive support as you set up and run your B&B.
You'll also be able to list your B&B on the Yellow Duck Collection Map!
"[our guest ] said the course must have been amazing our place runs like clockwork and he couldn’t think of any negatives. They’d thought we’d been doing it for decades!"
A compliment to your course this morning, Karen, from one of our guests leaving today after a week long stay. He said the course must have been amazing our place runs like clockwork and he couldn’t think of any negatives. They’d thought we’d been doing it for decades! So 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, Skye