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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

Importance of Trust and Transparency

August 23rd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

In 2012 our friend, colleague and The B&B Team member affiliate Scott Bushnell, who sadly passed away this year, wrote an article about trust. I would like to revisit and share his inciteful  thoughts on this subject, the importance of trust and transparency between buyer and seller. “Just yesterday I received a call from an […]

Financially Viable Inns-Opportunity Knocks Four Times

August 14th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Are you a buyer looking for financially viable Inns? It may take time to find the right one. And for the seller, it may take time to find the right buyer for your Inn for sale. It can be a challenging  journey for both parties. The B&B Team can help make the introductions and successfully […]

Blogging for Hospitality

July 31st, 2018 by Janet Wolf

  Blogging for Hospitality-What is your story? The question always comes up…what should I blog about? Composing can be a daunting task if you look upon it as a task.  Suggestion: Think of it as a creative outlet for self expression and a way to communicate who and what you are with your readers. What […]

Breakdown of Communication in the Digital Age

July 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

  Have you experienced a breakdown in communications in the digital age? We have come a long way from the Pony Express or the carrier pigeon as a way of communicating, or have we? Email is and has been the most universal mode of communication for business. It is good and efficient in many ways. […]

Summertime in Maine, and the Eatin’ is Easy

July 10th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

While visiting Maine, what first comes to mind? Then what’s the next question of your host?  “Where can we get the best lobster and blueberry pie?” Welcome to summertime in Maine. Let’s take a journey to the past and explore the culinary history of the lobster and the Maine blueberry. “The Lobster is the most […]

What Story Does Your Inn Tell?

June 27th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

What story does your Inn tell? Or in the tried and true marketing term…what is your USP, unique selling proposition?  Its’ all about defining who you are, what makes your product (your Inn) stand out above the ordinary. If someone asked you this moment to describe your USP, could you answer without hesitation? What unique […]

Georgia Mountaintop Inn & Spa-High Altitude Escape

June 20th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

A high-altitude escape awaits guests at this beyond the ordinary Georgia Mountaintop Inn & Spa. A pinnacle location in the Northeast Georgia mountains with not just views but wide 360 degree vistas. Spectacular outlooks of blue tinted mountains, endless skies and forested valleys. The Inn was purpose built in 2001, the location was specifically chosen […]

Duluth Minnesota B&B for Sale- Strong and Hardy

June 13th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Midwest folks are hardy souls, built to last. Midwesterners embrace their four distinct seasons. Winters are embraced, like really embraced, with so many winter activities to choose from. Plus Midwesterners are die-hard sports fans. If you have ever seen fans tailgating in single digit temps, you know what I’m sayin’. Leaving winter behind, blissful beauty […]

Motor Courts & Roadside Motels for Sale

June 6th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

                    Motor courts & roadside motels for sale. A growing trend for the last decade or so has been the comeback of Mid-Century motor courts & roadside motels. From California to Maine, these thriving and surviving properties have been scooped up and refurbished. Auto touring became […]

Innkeeper’s Daily Grind

May 31st, 2018 by Janet Wolf

One of my favorite monthly newsletters I receive is from Adam Grant. American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. Granted May 2018  “To understand success, pay less attention to the final product and more to the mundane process. It’s way more […]

Get More Direct Bookings

April 28th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Is your goal in 2018-19 to get more direct bookings? Your response should be a resounding YES. From a PhocusWire (powered by PhocusWright) article entitled; ‘Online travel agency fightback: Tactics to lure direct bookings’. By Max Starkov. Geared towards the hotel industry but there is some good advise that is universal for all lodging properties. […]

Breakfast Going Global

April 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Thank you, Linda Hayes, for sending me a most enticing and inspiring article, ‘The World of Breakfast–The shifting definition of what counts as breakfast food now embraces flavors from around the globe’. Explore breakfast going global. Trends in food are constantly evolving, new flavors and creative presentations are certain to elicit the WOW factor. Are […]

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