#18 What makes a good bed and breakfast? 10 tips for running a successful B&B
What makes a good bed and breakfast? 10 tips for running a successful B&B
When I was setting up my own bed and breakfast, my focus was very much on those added extras that would turn it into something special; the...
#17 How to prepare your B&B for the quiet season
In this podcast, I'm chatting about getting your B&B ready for the low season. If you're running a bed and breakfast in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are your business is slowing down for winter or maybe you're...
#16 Do you have to do a room tidy when your B&B guests are staying more than one night?
When bed and breakfasts opened following the first Covid lockdown, many B&B owners, myself included, stopped offering the room tidy.
Now Covid rules are being relaxed and life is starting to feel a bit more normal...
#15 10 Creative Ideas for Reels to Help you Promote your Bed and Breakfast
If you’re a bed and breakfast owner looking to do more of your own business marketing and reducing your reliance on the online travel agencies, then reels can be a really effective way to showcase your business. In...
#14 Setting Smart Goals for Your B&B: Achieving Success Step-by-Step
It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about New Year's resolutions and personal goals.
But it’s also important to take some time out to reflect on and set goals for our business too.
When I was running...
#13 How to get more recommendations for your bed and breakfast
It’s Karen here, I’m the owner and founder of Bed and Breakfast Academy.
I provide training and ongoing support to aspiring and existing bed and breakfast owners, helping them create a B&B lifestyle they’ll love...
#12 How to cut costs and generate more income at your bed and breakfast
With increases in the cost of living; energy bills, fuel, food and supplier costs increasing, many bed and breakfast owners are bracing themselves for potentially difficult winter.
Whilst we have little control over...
#11 How to stay fit as a bed and breakfast owner with special guest, Ollie Halliday of Be Mobile Physio
How to stay fit as a bed and breakfast owner, especially as you get older.
This week's podcast episodes is a bit of a step away from talking about B&Bs, but it really is relevant for bed and breakfast owners,...
#10 Why it's important to understand who your ideal B&B guest is
Buying or setting up a B&B is not a cheap business so you need to do your research very thoroughly to ensure you’re not about to make a very expensive mistake. If you’re having to borrow money to acquire your...
#09 The 8 Mistakes I made starting up a bed and breakfast
In this podcast I talk you through one of the most popular posts on my Bed and Breakfast Academy Blog - the Top 8 Mistakes I made when starting a bed and breakfast.
You can read the blog post here >> Top 8...
#08 The 10 Essential elements of bed and breakfast design with Alicia Storie
I had a very enjoyable morning last week when I was joined by Alicia Storie, who is the founder of A Design Storie. She is an award winning eco conscious interior designer who specialises in designing short term lets...
#07 How to reduce food waste at your bed and breakfast
As the spotlight is very much on the environment at the moment, I thought it might be useful to look at how to reduce food waste at your B&B.
Find out more about the live mini workshop I'm running for aspiring...