Inn Consultants and Brokers Since 1993

"Thank you for one of the best seminars I have ever attended! Not only was it professional and informative, it was fun!!! I have never spent so many hours learning something new and enjoyed myself so thoroughly in the process." ...Mary from New Hampshire

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Seminars

Starting a Bed and Breakfast?

There is no substitute for real life experiences! The B&B Team® promises you the Better Way to Learn Innkeeping™. You’ll learn the “ins and outs” of starting a bed breakfast from experts at our seminars and workshops.

“I have been following your Team on FB and your website for some time now. I greatly admire the work that you do, and love how you all work so hard to make people’s dreams a reality.” –Jasmine, future innkeeper

Discover What You Need to Know Before Starting a Bed and Breakfast Venture

Starting or buying a bed and breakfast is a daunting task. With The B&B Team’s combined knowledge and experience in acquisition, valuation, financing, staffing, innkeeping and hospitality you will be fully immersed in an intensely informative three-day seminar or (NEW!) one day workshop. You will leave with an understanding of the steps you need in buying or starting a bed and breakfast. You’ll also know why so many innkeepers establish long-term relationships with The B&B Team® from education to acquisition to retirement.

We have been working with Aspiring Innkeepers since 1993 locally, regionally, and nationally and are pleased to offer Innkeeping seminars and one-day workshops for those who want to start a bed and breakfast or buy an inn. The B&B Team® offers three-day seminars in locations ranging from Florida to Maine, New Jersey to Ohio, in addition to one-day workshops in a variety of locations.

Spend an informative and fun weekend with us learning what you need to know before starting a bed and breakfast endeavor! To read what some of our recent attendees have said and some tips for aspiring innkeepers, click here. Do you want answers to some common questions about our seminars? Click here for FAQ’s. Read a real life story about this exciting career change.

Your inn seminar guides may include founding partner Peter Scherman and his wife, Peggy; partners and former innkeepers, Janet and Rick Wolf; or affiliates and brokers and former innkeepers, Scott and Marilyn Bushnell, Eliot Dalton, Dana Moos and Linda Hayes. On a lighter note, you will enjoy the conversation and camaraderie with different experienced and successful innkeepers and your fellow attendees.

OUR UPCOMING “BETTER WAY TO LEARN INNKEEPING™” SEMINARS 

Presented by The B&B Team ®, Eliot Dalton
September 10
ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Inn on the Lake – Canandaigua NY

Presented by The B&B Team ®, Eliot Dalton
September 24
ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Connecticut River Valley  – Essex, CT

Presented by The B&B Team ®, Marilyn and Scott Bushnell
October 22

ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP 
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/ West Mifflin – Pittsburgh, PA

Presented by The B&B Team ®, Eliot Dalton
October 29

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
New Hope, PA 

Click here for other seminar dates and registration.

As an Aspiring Innkeeper you need a clear vision of starting a bed and breakfast as a business and a lifestyle. In your seminar we will address and work with you to understand all aspects of this wonderful and rewarding career. Our goal is to insure that your goals are met as you work through the process. We will work with you to help you decide whether Innkeeping is the right profession for you, personally and financially. Your seminar provides a comprehensive overview of starting a bed and breakfast from Amenities to Zoning. Examples of the many essential “starting a bed and breakfast” topics we cover are:

  • Innkeeping 101 – industry overview
  • Building the profile of your inn – make it right for you
  • Due diligence – know before you buy
  • Finding and acquiring the inn – the process
  • Inn financing – what you need to know
  • Inn valuation – is the price right?
  • Business planning – your road map to success in starting a bed and breakfast
  • Marketing – blogging, social media, websites, print, networking
  • Operations – a day in the life of an Innkeeper

IMPORTANT: Please note that we offer a variety of types of instruction. Please read carefully about all four types of classes and select the one that best suits your timing, budget, interest level, and needs.

Weekend Seminars
One Day Comprehensive Workshop One Day Intensive Workshop The ABC’s of Running Your Inn

Weekend Seminar

The weekend session is our premier and most in-depth future innkeeper program, and allows for more face time and interaction with your instructors. The weekend seminar package, including instruction, workbooks, personalized follow-up consultation, meals, breaks, and wine and cheese reception is only $495.00 for two people or $375.00 for a single.

Dinner our first evening together is fun and casual; Saturday night is a more upscale yet relaxed affair, and you are the guests of The B&B Team for both, plus your lunch on Saturday. The cost of your lodging during the seminar is additional, and we have negotiated a preferred rate for our seminar attendees. In addition to the seminar on starting a bed and breakfast itself, as a graduate you will be eligible for a personal, half-day planning session with one of us at our office or over the phone. Upon confirmation of your seminar registration we will provide you with information as to making your lodging reservations. Each attendee is responsible for booking their room at the host inn by calling the inn. Tell them you are with The B&B Team’s seminar to get the preferred rate. Instructors: Scherman & Wolf or Bushnell & Bushnell.

Attendees for the weekend seminars should plan on checking in as close to 3:00 PM as possible as the Opening Session will begin at 4:00 PM Friday afternoon. Please plan on departing after 2:30 PM on Sunday if you participate in the local inn tours or around 12:30 if you can’t join us, or we are not conducting a local tour. Click here for a seminar agenda. Please do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions you may have regarding this seminar and the other services we provide for Aspiring and Current Innkeepers.

One Day Comprehensive Workshops

The one-day comprehensive workshops include instruction, workbooks, lunch, and personalized consultation (on Sunday) for $125.00 for one person or $175.00 for two. This will be a fast-paced Saturday. We will cover the same material as in the full weekend seminar but without as much time for exercises, questions, and tangents. If you can’t spare a whole weekend, this is a great alternative, and we will schedule individual consultations on Sunday for those who want to stick around. Instructors: Scherman & Wolf or Bushnell & Bushnell.

Attendees for the one-day comprehensive workshops should plan on being at the host inn or class site by 8:00 AM on Saturday. We will start at 8:30 AM and run until 5:30 PM. We may have dinner as a group Saturday for those who want to join us for some casual time together (not included in registration fee). Attendees are encouraged to spend a night at our host inn, but this is not required.

One Day Intensive Workshops

The one-day intensive workshops are limited to a maximum of 8 participants and are tailored to include participants’ individual scenarios, goals, and questions while covering the essential topics of “starting a bed and breakfast”. A comprehensive survey and phone consultation prior to the workshop, as well as instruction, workbooks, lunch and a follow-up planning consultation are included for only $199 for one person or $250 for two. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to get behind the scenes at local inns during the weekend. The cost of your lodging is additional. Upon confirmation of your registration, we will schedule your pre-session phone consultation and provide you with information as to making your lodging reservations. Instructor: Dalton.

Attendees for the one-day intensive workshops should plan on being at the workshop venue by 8:30 AM on Saturday. We will start at 9:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM. Join us for dinner on Friday or Saturday (at your own expense) as a casual way to get to know one another better. You are encouraged to spend one or two nights at our host inn, as a fun part of your education

The ABC’S of Running Your Inn: Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

Learn What You Need to Know to Operate Your Bed and Breakfast Venture

Once you’ve taken one of our workshops and want to explore Innkeeping in a practical way, or if you have made the decision to become an innkeeper, the real fun begins to understand how a bed and breakfast or inn actually operates to keep guests returning again and again. If this is the case, you may wish to sign up for this practical session. From actually preparing breakfast to cleaning rooms, our hands-on boot camp will let you experience all the steps involved to provide a guest experience that will define your inn. This boot camp occurs over 4 days and is limited to a maximum of 4 people and occurs at an inn where you will stay and work throughout the entire experience. The 2017 cost for this exciting hands-on session is $900.00 for one person and $450.00 for a second related person or person from the same property and includes personalized instruction, workbook, (2) lunches, afternoon snacks,  and (2) dinners. Upon confirmation of your seminar registration, we will provide you with information as to making your lodging reservations. Each attendee is responsible for booking their room at the host inn by calling the inn.

Your instructors for this program are Linda Hayes and the host Innkeeper.  PRE-REQUISITE: You must have attended one of our other seminars or workshops or an approved substitute.

Attendees for the Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop should plan on checking in by 2pm at the host inn as the Workshop will begin at 3:00 PM. Please plan on departing after 1:00 PM on the final day.  Click here for a workshop overview.

CLICK HERE to register for the Seminars and Workshops.

 

UPCOMING “BETTER WAY TO LEARN INNKEEPING™” SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS
In all cases, please note the TYPE of seminar or workshop and the INSTRUCTORS to be sure you know what you are registering for!

2016 Seminar Schedule

SOLD OUT 
August 25-28: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC – Hayes
SOLD OUT August 26-28: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Inn on Lake Granbury – Granbury, TX – Wolf & Scherman
September 10: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP –Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua NY – Dalton

September 24: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP –Connecticut River Valley – Essex, CT- Dalton
October 22: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP –Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/ West Mifflin Pittsburgh, PA – Bushnell & Bushnell
October 29: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – New Hope, PA – Dalton
November 4-6: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Captain Jefferds Inn – Kennebunkport, ME – Wolf, Scherman & Moos
November 12: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP –  Destination Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA – Dalton
SOLD OUT November 13-16 FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC – Hayes

To see where The B&B Team® will be speaking about starting a bed and breakfast and at conferences, please click here.

PAST SEMINARS

2016

SOLD OUT August 5-7: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Iris Inn – Waynesboro, VA – Scherman & Wolf
June 11: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Cooperstown, NY – Dalton
June 10-12: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Albemarle Inn -Asheville, NC – Scherman & Wolf
SOLD OUT June 9-12: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC – Hayes
SOLD OUT June 4: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP -The Inn at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg, PA – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT June 4: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Mendenhall Inn, Chadds Ford, PA – Dalton
May 14: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – St. Michaels, MD – Dalton
SOLD OUT May 14: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP -Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, ME – Wolf & Moos
SOLD OUT April 23: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Rhinebeck, NY – Dalton
April 15-17: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Maine Stay Inn -Kennebunkport, ME – Wolf, Scherman & Moos
SOLD OUT April 9: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – New Hope, PA – Dalton
SOLD OUT March 19: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Jacob Hill Inn, Providence, RI – Wolf & Moos
March 19: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP  – Chadds Ford, PA- Dalton
March 11-13: WEEKEND SEMINAR -Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, OH – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT March 3-6: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC – Hayes
SOLD OUT February 20: ONE COMPREHENSIVE DAY WORKSHOP – Staunton, VA – Sponsored by BBAV – Scherman 
SOLD OUT February 20: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hampton Inn, Orlando, FL – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT January 30: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Lambertville House, Lambertville, NJ – Wolf & Scherman 
SOLD OUT January 23: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine, FL – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT January 23: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Colby Hill Inn, Henniker, New Hampshire – Wolf & Moos

2015

November 3: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – State College, PA – Bushnell & Dalton
SOLD OUT!
November 6-8: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunkport, ME – Scherman, Wolf and Moos
SOLD OUT October 24: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Cape May, NJ – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT! October 17: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP -Finger Lakes, NY – Dalton
September 27: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Vicksburg, MS – Scherman & Wolf
September 26: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Gettysburg, PA – Dalton
SOLD OUT!
September 12: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Hudson River Valley, NY – Dalton

SOLD OUT! August 14-16: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Sautee, GA – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT! August 7-9: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Waynesboro, VA – Scherman & Wolf
SOLD OUT June 12-14: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Asheville, NC – Scherman & Wolf
SOLD OUT June 6: ONE DAY WORKSHOP -Bloomsburg, PA – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT May 30: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP-Finger Lakes, NY – Dalton
SOLD OUT May 9: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP -Brandywine, PA – Dalton
SOLD OUT April 25: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Annapolis, MD – Bushnell & Bushnell
April 25: ONE DAY WORKSHOP- Geneva on the Lake, OH – Scherman & Wolf
April 18: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Deep River, CT – Dalton
SOLD OUT April 10-12: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunkport, ME – Scherman, Wolf & Moos
SOLD OUT March 14: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Logan, Ohio – Bushnell & Bushnell
March 29: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Montana Bed & Breakfast Association – Missoula, MT – Scherman & Wolf
March 7: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Freeport, ME – Wolf & Moos
SOLD OUT March 6-7: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Havre de Grace, MD – Dalton
SOLD OUT February 21: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Fredericksburg, VA – Scherman & Wolf
SOLD OUT February 7: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Lambertville, NJ Scherman & Wolf
SOLD OUT January 24: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Linthicum, MD – Bushnell & Bushnell
SOLD OUT January 24: ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Henniker, NH – Wolf & Wolf

 

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