Starting a Bed and Breakfast Business

Starting a bed and breakfast business is easy if you know exactly what you want. This is the kind of business for those who are the homey type of person.

If you think that this is the kind of business for you, here are some guidelines on how to start a bed and breakfast business.

Bed and breakfast business is becoming popular nowadays. The business is increasing in numbers that many are getting attracted to the idea of opening a bed and breakfast business. Many travelers, tourists and motorists prefer to stay in a bed and breakfast inn instead of the usual hotels and motels. Aside from the fact it is cheaper than staying in hotel and motel it is the feeling and the ambiance of home that most customers wouldn’t get in hotels.

This is the type of business you can start in the comforts of your own home. If you have spare rooms, you can use it as a start for your bed and breakfast business. Bed and breakfast business is as simple as running your own household. One of the advantage in this kind of business is there’s no need for you to hire employees. Involve your whole family in the business. Distribute amongst yourselves the different tasks involve in running a business. Who will do the bookkeeping, accounting, billing and collection etc?

You do not have to do much planning. You just have to make sure that the spare rooms in your home are cozy and neat. Home cooked foods are also the come on of this type of business. Create a menu which you think will be appreciated by your clients. Make revisions with your menus depending on which customers like the best of the least.

Apply the needed licenses and permit for the operation of your bed and breakfast business. In any kind of business you have set up guidelines and policies to be strictly followed by your customers.

You will not need a lot of start–up capital in this kind of business since you will be doing business in your own home. You will need to invest in new sets of bed sheets, linens, pillow cases etc. This will be used solely for your bed and breakfast business. You may need a little renovation to make your spare rooms look brighter, cheerful and colorful.

Study the business carefully if you are serious in this kind of business. You may opt to do some travelling and get the feel and the ambiance of going into a bed and breakfast inns. First hand experience is a good way to learn the business. Read books and magazines about the business in your local library. Attend conventions and seminars regarding the bed and breakfast industry.


  • cordell said on April 18, 2010
    okay so I live in Nebraska and my parents want to start a bed and breakfast where should they do this? and should they have like cabins for people to stay in? should there be lots of trees? should there be a hiking trail? should there be an out house? should there be a biking and horse riding trail? how much land do we need?
  • advi comm said on September 8, 2011
    Hi, I am from Mauritius a paradise island in the Indian Ocean and interested to open a bed and breakfast business as our hotels are expensive as they cater for mostly up market tourists.Contacts/partners from Europe are most welcome
  • seena said on November 15, 2011
    Country: Mauritius. I can put at disposition a land about 4000.mts square. and am dispose to invest also i need partners
  • vinod kumar said on December 8, 2012
    I am new to this business. I want to know how to get clients for my business? Where to get contacts for my business? I Open this business in greater noida India.
  • rakesh said on March 6, 2013
    hello, I am rajesh, I am the master of home furnishing business, 20 year experience please contact. M-7503520513 ,delhi


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