This book is for the small 'hobby' operator who wishes to remain within the maximum limit of 6 guests permitted before stricter legislation and regulations kick in. If you have a suitable home, running a small B&B can be an appealing option for a small family-run business. It can be a useful alternative to full-time employment whilst easing into retirement, or a flexible way of earning extra money for someone working at home whilst their partner goes out to work.Any business, however low key, needs pre-planning and research. And it would be a mistake to view it as easy money for doing very little. Guests will be sleeping and eating in your home so you will have a number of legal obligations to meet.In this book you'll find experienced guidance on: doing your market research; complying with the law; preparing the rooms; looking after your guests; marketing your B and, pricing and book-keeping. Having both had careers in the hospitality industry, author Helen Jackman and her husband 'retired' to a small B&B in rural Kent which they have run successfully for over ten years.
When they took what seemed at the time quite a brave step they could find no British publication aimed at this 'hobby' end of the market. This book was written to fill that gap and to help others enjoy opening their homes to guests. Helen is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group