06/26/2013 07:32:14 AM
Ross Withers, founder of Business4Sale.co.uk and BusinessTransfer.co.za, talks us through the pros and cons of buying a B&B.
06/18/2013 08:17:13 AM
In part three of our Meet the Owner series, we speak to Kim from The Camberley bed and breakfast in Harrogate, right here in the UK.
05/22/2013 04:43:24 AM
In part two of our Meet the Owner series, we speak to Lyle and Lily Walker, who run GringoWasi bed and breakfast in the town of Huarocondo, just 30 minutes away from the Peruvian city of Cusco.
05/09/2013 08:49:32 AM
In part one of our new Meet the Owner series, we talk to Shellie from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Rocky Mount, Virginia, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
04/29/2013 08:36:33 AM
As part of our shiny new feature, we want to hear from you about your life running a B&B, the pros and cons of the business, and your top tips on things to see and do in your local area.
04/25/2013 07:56:35 AM
We recently carried out a survey asking guests how they find and make their B&B bookings. Here's a closer look at what our users had to say, and a few tips on how you can use our survey to transform your online presence.
03/20/2013 07:11:10 AM
Impress your vegetarian guests with these quick and easy homemade veggie sausages provided by Sue Porter of Meadowcroft Bed and Breakfast. They are guaranteed to go down a treat!
02/20/2013 07:55:40 AM
Buying and eating local has many benefits but, when running a B&B where it is important to keep everyday expenditure to a minimum, mass-produced supermarket goods often win out over local produce as it is often cheaper. Buying and eating local in you
12/11/2012 03:38:37 AM
Opening your house to visitors can often mean the line between work and leisure becomes blurred and B&B hosts can really struggle to find time to relax. To make sure you don't burn out, take a look at our advice on the importance of making time for y
11/23/2012 03:39:27 AM
Many wild animals have to look elsewhere to get through these harsh months, and your garden could be just the place they turn to! Take a look at these simple ways to attract a whole range of animals into your garden and delight your visitors during t
11/13/2012 04:55:55 AM
Thinking about starting a bed and breakfast? Susan Poole, the B&B Coach, shares her expert advice on the pros and cowns of owning a bed and breakfast to help you decide if it's for you.
11/08/2012 06:17:24 AM
Follow our ideas to whizz up some environmentally friendly formulas that are guaranteed to work just as well as your old supermarket favourites!
10/29/2012 08:49:30 AM
In time, everyday interaction with guests can start to grate on even the most positive among us. These simple methods should help you work out a way to manage your business without letting your guests drive you crazy!
10/19/2012 05:02:16 AM
Sloe gin is a real Christmas tradition for many of us and the Autumn is the time to start the process. The gin needs at least two months to settle once it has been made, so get out and pick your sloes now to ensure your home made gin is ready just in time for [...]
08/04/2012 02:23:48 AM
Here are some of our favourite weird, wonderful - and quintessentially British - foods to serve at your B&B for breakfast or afternoon tea!
07/27/2012 02:19:39 AM
Refunding is one of the main causes of disputes between B&Bs and guests. When it comes to refunds, there is one key point to remember be clear on policy!
07/17/2012 03:41:56 AM
Cleaning your bed and breakfast can seem like a daunting task sometimes, so here are 10 practical tips and cleaning tips to help you get the job done!
07/10/2012 03:05:31 AM
Why should B&Bs take the time and money to improve accessibility? These 5 reasons show why we should sit and up take notice of the huge disabled travel market.
07/04/2012 00:50:38 AM
These 5 customer service tips are positive things you can do to help create a successful and enjoyable customer experience at your B&B...
06/30/2012 00:22:52 AM
Delight your B&B guests with a glass of Britain's signature summer cocktail - Pimm's! Here's how to make the perfect classic Pimm's. plus alternative cocktails.
06/24/2012 21:12:04 PM
Thinking of spicing your B&B up for the busy summer season? These 6 interior design trends are the hottest looks in 2012 for boutique B&B style.
06/18/2012 20:57:23 PM
Thinking about starting a B&B? Susan Poole, the B&B Coach, shares expert advice on the questions B&B owners always ask her - and the ones you should really be asking!
06/11/2012 23:54:31 PM
Don't be daunted by the idea of accessibility! Here are 10 simple, low cost ways to help disabled travellers - and benefit both your B&B business and your customers.
06/04/2012 03:38:18 AM
Open up your B&B to disabled or limited mobility travellers! This guide to how and why to write an Access Statement will help your make your B&B accessible.
05/29/2012 01:26:26 AM
Get your bed and breakfast ready for the Jubilee weekend your guests in the mood for a big British party! Here are 6 fun decoration and celebration ideas.
05/20/2012 02:17:58 AM
To celebrate summer in the UK, here are five fun B&B recipes to spice up classic full English breakfasts with some summer heat!
05/10/2012 22:14:12 PM
If your outside space is looking tired, these budget garden makeover tips will get your B&B garden fabulous for guests this summer without breaking the bank.
05/07/2012 01:10:47 AM
Make sure you always have a recipe at the ready for hungry bed and breakfast guests with these 10 essentials for your B&B pantry.
05/03/2012 02:13:28 AM
These seven B&B marketing essentials will help you outline a clear bed and breakfast marketing plan. Do you know your marketing mix?
04/29/2012 01:18:48 AM
Here are 5 fast and easy ways to improve your website usability, from design to booking, which will make sure you're not wasting the potential of your B&B site.
04/23/2012 22:45:27 PM
Thanks to new technology, you can sync an Outlook or Google calendar with your phone so you never have to worry about missing a booking. Here's how to do it.
04/19/2012 21:10:52 PM
Thinking about starting a bed and breakfast? Susan Poole from the B&B Coach shares her expert advice on the personality traits that make the perfect B&B owner...
04/15/2012 21:52:57 PM
Twitter is a helpful marketing tool - but what is it? Our beginner's guide explains the terminology, how to set up and account and how Twitter can help your B&B.
04/11/2012 21:41:54 PM
Impress your B&B guests at meal times with this classic but elegant serviette folding technique. 'The standing fan' napkin adds a decorative and personal touch.
04/05/2012 22:04:21 PM
From hot cross buns to cute scrambled egg nests, these tasty Easter recipes will brighten up your B&B menu - and your guests' Easter morning.
04/02/2012 22:00:08 PM
Easter is a prime travel time. These five Easter marketing tips could help increase your sales - but, either way, they'll result in happy customers!
03/29/2012 01:07:46 AM
These smart phone and PC apps aren't going to make anyone's list of 'essential' inventions, but we reckon you'll find yourself using them more than once!
03/20/2012 00:33:58 AM
Welcome in the spring with these refreshingly light breakfast recipes that your B&B guests will love to start the day with.
03/14/2012 03:25:52 AM
With gas prices rising yet again, we bet opening your B&B gas bill isn't a highlight of the month. These five tips will help you save a few precious pounds.
03/12/2012 09:40:26 AM
Bicarbonate or baking soda has to be the most useful thing on the planet… from cooking to cleaning to medicinal cures, it’s a very handy product to have in your B&B cupboard! 1. Clean a stove Sprinkle baking soda on the stove then spray hot water to dissolve the baking soda and soak for 30 [...]
03/08/2012 07:40:53 AM
March 17th and St Patrick's Day is approaching...here are three Irish recipes that will liven up St Patrick's Day at your B&B!
03/05/2012 07:39:32 AM
These five essential tips will transform the way you write for the web, both on your blog and B&B website, and help your website move up the SEO rankings.
03/01/2012 05:35:26 AM
Turn outside space into an appealing and inspiring attraction for guests with these 5 beautiful flowers for spring.
02/24/2012 02:49:05 AM
Feeling stressed by cleaning, customers and generally running a B&B? These seven ways to relax and forget work will make you feel better in no time.
02/20/2012 20:39:27 PM
A great way to market your B&B is to provide extras and romantic gifts such as wine for special occcasions. These five excellent budget wines all come in at least than £10.
02/16/2012 02:00:31 AM
If you're new to the world of online bookings, it can be tough to know what to put on your website. Here are the five things that should always feature on your B&B website.
02/12/2012 00:41:24 AM
Follow these simple tips and increase your exposure and search engine rankings - which can dramatically improve the chances of your B&B being found online.
02/09/2012 00:36:17 AM
A new year means new resolutions but its easier to say than do.. here are some practical tips to ensure you start the year productively at your B&B.
02/06/2012 01:36:41 AM
As Valentine's Day approaches, it's a great time of year to capitalise on your B&B business and turn a profit with a bit of clever marketing and these inspirational ideas.
02/02/2012 01:09:00 AM
When it's cold outside, wake up your bed and breakfast guests the right way with these warming winter breakfast recipes.
01/30/2012 02:00:52 AM
Attracting customers from a younger generation is always a challenge. Here are some great ways to attract a more youthful audience to your B&B or guest house.
01/26/2012 00:16:05 AM
Susan Poole, owner of 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast and The B&B Coach, shares her experience and expertise on how new B&B owners can brainstorm and problem solve.
01/23/2012 02:00:24 AM
Managing a B&B isn't easy when it's cold outside. Here is a guide to help you operate your bed and breakfast and improve your productivity in the winter.
01/19/2012 02:00:52 AM
Guest author David Mitchell from Webmarketing4hoteliers talks about the value of guest reviews for your B&B website.
07/06/2011 01:10:14 AM
Whether the odour has been left behind by a sneaky smoking guest or brought in on someones clothes, here are 5 insider tips to help you beat the smell.
07/04/2011 01:05:30 AM
Here are 5 ideas to inspire you to making more money at your bed and breakfast without a huge investment or turning yourself into a hotel!
07/01/2011 00:25:48 AM
How can you recognise a good listing site or directory for your bed and breakfast from a bad one? Here are five important questions to ask yourself before committing.
06/28/2011 23:47:28 PM
Keep these excellent B&B recipes in the cupboard and you'll always be able to impress guests with a gluten free menu.
06/27/2011 01:15:02 AM
The final piece in the puzzle of marketing your B&B online is images. Photographs can be the most eye catching part of your website or listing - make sure they're done right.
06/25/2011 00:02:01 AM
Growing your own fruit to use in your bed and breakfast recipes can seem like a waste of time and money - but you don't have to have a huge garden or a lot of free time to get great results!
06/22/2011 23:39:33 PM
As summer arrives in the UK the shelves are filling up with strawberry punnets in the supermarkets. So here are three sensational strawberry bed and breakfast recipes to put this juicy seasonal fruit to good use.
06/21/2011 21:39:04 PM
What can you do when you receive a negative review on the internet? Here are three ways to manage your online reputation and turn a bad moment into positive marketing.
06/21/2011 01:36:43 AM
Running a bed and breakfast can be a recipe for stress. Follow these five simple steps to help deal with the pressure of B&B management.
06/20/2011 06:39:07 AM
Following last week's advice about content, we're going to talk about important information and why this is essential for marketing your B&B successfully online.
06/14/2011 23:45:00 PM
Karen Thorne from Bed and Breakfast Academy shares her expert advice for potential B&B owners with these 10 essential things to consider before you get going.
06/13/2011 00:07:52 AM
We'll show you how to write good, inspiring descriptions of your B&B on your website or a listing website that will turn casual browsers into reservations.
06/09/2011 02:01:52 AM
Is your website doing you a favour or putting people off? Here are three easy ways to clean up your site and make it more user-friendly.
06/07/2011 01:39:19 AM
Here are some of the main differences between cheap hotels and B&Bs that you can emphasize to potential guests on your website...and then in person to get them to return!
06/01/2011 08:25:38 AM
A list is such a simple thing. But the key to more productivity and better time management is in your hands! Find out how lists can be so powerful.
05/27/2011 01:01:23 AM
Have you got blogging burn out? Or perhaps a case of writer's blog? Read on for 5 motivational ideas to turn you back to the internet and get you inspired once more.
05/26/2011 02:15:42 AM
Eggs are a staple of the English breakfast menu - here are five versatile recipes to keep your menu fresh and exciting.
05/24/2011 04:39:46 AM
Bed and breakfast customer service can be a challenge and complaints can feel like a personal attack - here are four ways to stop that bad guest ruining your day.
05/22/2011 01:05:52 AM
The work and home lives of B&B owners can be hard to separate - here are five great ways to work well at home and enjoy your time off!
05/19/2011 04:40:47 AM
Are eggs the most useful food in the world? Here are some of the best facts and cooking methods of this popular staple on any bed and breakfast menu.
05/17/2011 06:49:04 AM
The Bamboo Guesthouse, in Knysna, South Africa, is a great example of the new breed of guest house - quirky yet luxurious, it does everything right.
05/15/2011 06:28:53 AM
We're here to save your time - and your sanity - with 10 minute bed and breakfast recipes that'll taste and look like you have had all day to get it just right.
04/29/2011 00:14:52 AM
We've all been guilty of wasting time at work, but it's time to own up to those bad habits and increase your organisation and productivity.
04/27/2011 00:13:02 AM
Small or awkward spaces are tough to work with, but it's important not to miss the impact outside space can have on B&B customers.
04/25/2011 05:23:00 AM
When we see Kingslyn Guest House, we are dying to go on holiday there - and we bet a lot of customers are too! Can you say the same about your B&B?
04/20/2011 00:42:25 AM
Here's how to take control of your inbox by filtering emails automatically and save time on bed and breakfast management...
04/19/2011 20:20:54 PM
Hugo Woolley - former chef and restaurateur and author of B&B: The Book of Breakfast & Brunch - reminds us not to forget the importance of the 'breakfast' bit in B&B for your guests.
04/17/2011 20:22:09 PM
With a Royal wedding approaching in the UK, we're feeling inspired to share some of our favourite luxury, home-baking recipes with you.
04/15/2011 23:41:17 PM
Avvie is a way to manage a B&B availability calendar and B&B reservations on an iPhone - so any time, any place.
04/13/2011 04:13:34 AM
Creating a bed and breakfast marketing plan can help you focus your efforts so that when you do have free time, you can concentrate on growing your business and profitability.
04/10/2011 08:39:43 AM
Red wine horror? Never fear, we have the solution - read on for our best methods to remove that red wine in a flash.
04/05/2011 06:09:13 AM
If it saves time and looks impressive, there's no reason B&B owners shouldn't adopt that military style too....
04/03/2011 02:44:39 AM
Entice visitors to your bed and breakfast for a long weekend with a breakfast menu filled with yummy Easter treats.
03/30/2011 04:35:11 AM
Shellie Leete, owner and innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia, shares her expert advice on blogging for B&B owners.
03/28/2011 06:59:18 AM
Feng shui can be put to great use in a bed and breakfast, where a harmonious and peaceful environment is crucial to the happiness and well-being of your guests.
03/23/2011 02:15:02 AM
As the fruit blossoms appear in the UK, we're feeling inspired to share our favorite sweet spring breakfast recipes to brighten up B&B menus.
03/21/2011 03:48:51 AM
With a huge array of recipes, this is the perfect handbook for bed and breakfast owners looking to spruce up their breakfast menu or create something entirely new.
03/18/2011 04:47:19 AM
Heather Turner, Chief Log-roller at Foreng Designs, offers her expert advice on finding and hiring a bed and breakfast consultant.
03/18/2011 04:28:35 AM
With the weather heating up its the perfect time prepare yourself with some of the best bed and breakfast recipes for homemade jams that will delight your guests in the morning.
03/17/2011 04:40:27 AM
Nestled in the Irish Countryside, Glenribbeen Lodge offers a fantastic blueprint for an eco-friendly B&B that doesnt compromise on comfort or modernity.
03/16/2011 04:26:24 AM
Marketing can seem like one of the most overwhelming parts of running your B&B business but it can be surprisingly simple.
03/14/2011 04:16:01 AM
2011 is set to be the year of the adventurous holiday; think unusual countries, quirky sights and unexplored cities.
03/08/2011 03:25:33 AM
Having a few effective ways of de-stressing are essential for anyone owning a B&B, not only for your own peace of mind but also for effective management.
03/03/2011 03:11:48 AM
Saving water isnt just great for the environment, its good for your pocket too; brilliant news for anyone looking to cut down on B&B management expenses.
02/26/2011 06:58:59 AM
Let our guide to the top ten iPhone apps for B&B owners help take the pressure off your everyday tasks and increase the productivity in operating your B&B...
02/23/2011 06:54:40 AM
If history is your thing, the Bar Convent Guest House in Yorkshire is a paradise - especially those looking for inspiration for starting a bed and breakfast.