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The B&B Team

Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

Archive for the ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ Category


Two B&B’s–Among the Chosen Few

March 31st, 2016 by Janet Wolf

In a recent blog entitled ‘15 Amazing B&B’s Worth a Plane Ticket’ by Paul Lee Cannon for BedandBreakfast.com, Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa and the Inn of the Turquoise Bear were among the ‘amazing’ B&B’s mentioned. Congratulations! All you innkeepers out there know how wonderful this is to be selected for articles like this. These […]

2016 The Year of the Entrepreneur/Innkeeper

December 29th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

  The phone rings, and we answer… How may I help you? “Well…I would like some information on the So ‘n So Inn you have listed on The B&B Team website”. Thus the conversation starts and the journey begins. “For would-be entrepreneurs, sometimes the hardest part about starting a business is taking that first step.” […]

Community Involvement is Good for You

October 1st, 2014 by Janet Wolf

Do you remember as a kid your parents would tell you to ‘Go outside and play’. Especially if you appeared antsy or bored or were driving them nuts!  Well the same advice is true for Innkeepers. ‘Get out of the Inn, take a break, go play’. In our ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ seminars for […]

Shoreham Inn-Vermont Way to Stay

October 17th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

  The Shoreham Inn is a true Vermont Way to Stay. An Inn with a location and thriving business worth a visit. In our “Better Way to Learn Innkeeping” aspiring seminars, we ask our attendees what area of the country they would like their inn to be located in.  The B&B Team believes aspiring innkeepers should focus on the […]

An Innkeeper’s Journey

November 29th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

The B&B Team loves to hear from our Better Way to Learn Innkeeping Seminar graduates. Especially when they have made the journey from aspiring to real time! We got an email from Yoshio and Diane Endo, new innkeepers of The Inn at Ormsby Hill in Manchester Vermont that tells a great story. One year from […]

First Days of Innkeeping

July 16th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’, advice we hear frequently. But with new innkeepers starting off in the height of the season that small stuff can seem awfully BIG. Many of you may recall your first jittery days as innkeepers and can look back with a nostalgic chuckle or two. We received a very expressive email […]

Take the Fear Out of Learning Innkeeping

May 7th, 2012 by Scott Bushnell

The Class of 2012, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from the “Better Way to Learn Innkeeping” aspiring innkeeping workshop yesterday.  Held at The Inn at Turkey Hill, six attendees spent 3 days at this seminar designed to help those with the innkeeping dream to investigate the path to inn ownership which is often laden with speed bumps, roadblocks […]

K is for the 5 Keys to a Strong Business at your Bed and Breakfast

February 28th, 2012 by Scott Bushnell

Marilyn and I had the good fortune this past weekend to work with 9 excited aspiring innkeepers at our A Better Way to Learn InnkeepingTM  seminar held at the Wayside Inn B&B in Ellicott City, Maryland.  What a great group!  We laughed and networked with Bill and Charlotte Schmickle of the Flag House in Annapolis but […]

P is for PAII Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show

December 20th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

In case you haven’t heard 2012 is just around the corner and the PAII Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show in Little Rock, AR. January 23-26. The B&B Team is really looking forward to attending in Little Rock, a town I for one have never been to. The Peabody Hotel looks like a fun place also, […]

Starting a Bed and Breakfast – In Your Future?

May 19th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

  The B&B Team’s next stop for learning is in Newcastle Maine and the Newcastle Inn Bed & Breakfast. The mid coast of Maine in June is magical. It is that time of year when spring has definitely sprung and summer is peeking through with promise. What better time or place to visit, stay and […]

Starting a Bed and Breakfast – Dream vs Reality

March 18th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

In a recent blog post I talked about how important education was in the pursuit of starting a bed and breakfast.  My analogy was that taking a seminar as the first step in exploring and learning about the world of hospitality is just like your first steps as a toddler where everything you explore is at a newer […]

Innkeeping Seminars – A First Step

February 28th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

Education is a key component in any endeavor we choose to pursue in our lives. As toddlers we rise to a new level and explore new heights.  We look, touch, feel and then store in our memory banks everything we learn.  We also learn a few things not to touch, the ouchies?  Hopefully as adults […]

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