The Bed and Breakfast Academy Podcast

The Bed and Breakfast Academy Podcast

Hosted by: Karen Thorne

Running a B&B is that job that many people dream of. You get to be your own boss, work from home and escape from the stress of the 9-5. Karen Thorne, founder and owner of B&B Academy and award winning B&B...

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#23 Turn a Negative Review into a Marketing Opportunity

Welcome to the B&B Academy podcast. I'm Karen, the founder and owner of Bed and Breakfast Academy, helping aspiring and existing B&B owners to create a B&B lifestyle you'll love living with guests who...
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#22 Making Effective Use of Your B&B Websites

Welcome to the B&B Academy podcast. I'm Karen, the founder and owner of Bed and Breakfast Academy, helping aspiring and existing B&B owners to create a B&B lifestyle you'll love living with guests who...
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#21 Using FAQs to Create Marketing Content for your B&B

For more information about Bed and Breakfast Academy visit the website here In this episode, Karen delves into the power of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for your B&B. Learn how a well-crafted FAQ page not...
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#20 How to Organise your B&B Marketing Content

Welcome to the B&B Academy podcast. I'm Karen, the founder and owner of Bed and Breakfast Academy, helping aspiring and existing B&B owners to create a B&B lifestyle you'll love living with guests who...
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#19 Take Control of your Bed and Breakfast Marketing in 2024

In this episode, Karen shares her insights on how to take control of your B&B marketing and increase direct bookings. She emphasizes the importance of adopting authentic marketing strategies that not only yield...
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#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...
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#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...
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#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...
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#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...
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#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...
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#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...
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#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...
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