Aspiring Innkeeper Bed and Breakfast Seminars

So, do you have a dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Lodge, Cabins, or other great hospitality property?  It’s a great dream and can be a wonderful lifestyle when you choose wisely.  Before I started to help others on the path of inn ownership I ran a successful Select Registry bed and breakfast property for over 10 years.

If you are serious about investigating your dream of being a bed and breakfast innkeeper, it is imperative that you go into the business with your eyes open, so you make the right decisions leading to a successful inn and a fulfilling personal experience.

Where to begin?  A Bed and Breakfast Seminar will put things into perspective!

One of our seminars will provide a comprehensive overview of finding the Inn, Bed and Breakfast, or other lodging property that meets your goals and fulfills your dreams. Some of the essential topics we cover in our seminars are:

  • Innkeeping Basics; industry statistics, trends, and background
  • Building the Profile of the inn that meets YOUR goals, dreams and needs
  • How you can find THE inn you have defined anywhere in the world
  • The Due Diligence process of the purchase phase
  • Financing an inn purchase; a critical step in the discovery process
  • Understanding the real VALUE of an bed and breakfast inn
  • Developing your Bed and Breakfast Business Plan; for the lenders who may finance your inn and as your guiding star in the future
  • Learning what the educational and informational tools are that you need to go forward
Seminars for new Bed and Breakfast owners

Close to 20 aspiring innkeepers who recently attended one of my seminars

We have several aspiring innkeeper seminars to meet your needs:

  1. Virtual Seminars: The Virtual Seminar is our way of offering education during the pandemic. It is a great way to present the topics of finding, evaluating, and buying a bed and breakfast or lodging property. The day-long Virtual Seminar includes live instruction, downloadable materials, and personal follow-up consultation for anyone who attends.
  2. One Day Intensive Workshops: Limited to 8 participants and are highly individualized. Key aspects of buying and operating an inn or bed and breakfast are covered, with time spent on topics varying according to individual needs. Intensive Workshops are presented in a “round table” discussion style and include a pre-workshop survey and phone consultation, instruction, workbooks, lunch, and personal follow-up consultation.
  3. One Day Comprehensive Workshops: Include instruction, workbooks, lunch, and personalized consultation. Workshops are presented to the group in lecture style. On a fast-paced day, the key aspects of buying and operating an inn or bed and breakfast are covered. Follow up consultations are scheduled individually on a case-by-case basis.
  4. The Future Innkeepers Hands-On Workshops: Experience everything you can to validate your desire to be an owner of a small lodging property during this four-day hands-on workshop.  From prepping for breakfast, bed making, and housekeeping, to marketing tips and welcoming new guests, see, feel and touch methods used by successful innkeepers and their staff. Your instructor, along with the bed and breakfast owner, will guide you through many daily activities throughout this workshop.  This is one of our most popular seminars.  Limited to just four participants.
  5. Five in Five Virtual Workshops: Launched in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, we’ve selected five areas of focus to discuss and develop in five one-on-one virtual presentations. Each week, you’ll complete pages in a digital workbook building your seasonal menu offerings, operational manuals, and checklists as you fine-tune your bed and breakfast opening plan.  All forms listed in the Start-Up Package are included. (Any additional hours are billable at your contracted hourly rate.)
Aspiring Innkeepers at at Bed and Breakfast Seminars

2021 Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars

January 16th, 2021 - Virtual Seminar

A live 6-hour webinar with a lunch break and Q&A session.

The Virtual Seminar covers all the essential aspects of finding, evaluating and buying a unique lodging property. We will explore the personal and financial realities of acquiring a bed and breakfast, inn or boutique hotel. Covers the same content as our day-long seminar, in a condensed format, tailored for online learning.

After completing this step-by-step session, you will know how to:

  • create a personalized business model
  • evaluate an inn’s financial strength
  • develop an effective business plan
  • navigate financing options

Included:

  • 5 hours of interactive instruction
  • Survey prior to starting the seminar
  • Links to downloadable exercises and resource material
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Follow-up consultation, if desired

Full Details

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday
  • Fee: $99
  • Leader: Eliot Dalton
  • Panelist: Rick Newman of innfinancing.com
  • Panelist: Marilyn Bushnell

March 20th, 2021 - Virtual Seminar

A live 6-hour webinar with a lunch break and Q&A session.

The Virtual Seminar covers all the essential aspects of finding, evaluating and buying a unique lodging property. We will explore the personal and financial realities of acquiring a bed and breakfast, inn or boutique hotel. Covers the same content as our day-long seminar, in a condensed format, tailored for online learning.

After completing this step-by-step session, you will know how to:

  • create a personalized business model
  • evaluate an inn’s financial strength
  • develop an effective business plan
  • navigate financing options

Included:

  • 5 hours of interactive instruction
  • Survey prior to starting the seminar
  • Links to downloadable exercises and resource material
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Follow-up consultation, if desired

Full Details

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday
  • Fee: $99
  • Leader: Eliot Dalton
  • Panelist: Marilyn Bushnell

April 17th, 2021 - Virtual Seminar

A live 6-hour webinar with a lunch break and Q&A session.

The Virtual Seminar covers all the essential aspects of finding, evaluating and buying a unique lodging property. We will explore the personal and financial realities of acquiring a bed and breakfast, inn or boutique hotel. Covers the same content as our day-long seminar, in a condensed format, tailored for online learning.

After completing this step-by-step session, you will know how to:

  • create a personalized business model
  • evaluate an inn’s financial strength
  • develop an effective business plan
  • navigate financing options

Included:

  • 5 hours of interactive instruction
  • Survey prior to starting the seminar
  • Links to downloadable exercises and resource material
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Follow-up consultation, if desired

Full Details

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday
  • Fee: $99
  • Leader: Eliot Dalton
  • Panelist: Marilyn Bushnell
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