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

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, Marilyn Bushnell, Eliot Dalton, 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 “BETTER WAY TO LEARN INNKEEPING™” SEMINARS open for registration

January 11: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Portsmouth, NH – Wolf and Wolf REGISTER HERE 

February 1: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – St Augustine, FL – Bushnell and Dalton REGISTER HERE 

February 8 ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando, FL – Bushnell and Dalton REGISTER HERE

February 8: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Lambertville, NJ -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE

Scroll down for other seminar dates and registration.

As an Aspiring Innkeeper, you need a clear vision of starting a bed and breakfast or inn 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 roadmap 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. This 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 buying and operating an inn or bed and breakfast, 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 to make 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 only.

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 around 12:30 on Sunday.  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 (to be scheduled for mutually agreed upon times, dates, and locations) 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. Follow up consultations can be scheduled individually on a case by case basis. Instructors: Peter Scherman, Janet and Rick Wolf or Marilyn Bushnell and Eliot Dalton

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. 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 buying and operating an inn or 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 to make your lodging reservations. Instructor: Eliot 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. 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,  is limited to a maximum of 4 people and occurs at an inn where you will stay and work throughout the entire experience. The cost for this exciting hands-on session is $900.00 for one person and $495.00 for a second related person or person from the same property and includes personalized instruction, workbook, (2) lunches,  and (2) dinners and a private consulting session post-workshop. Each attendee is responsible for booking their room by calling the host inn after you receive your confirmation with booking instructions. Instructor:  Linda Hayes  PRE-REQUISITE: You must have attended one of our other seminars or workshops or an approved substitute.

Host Inns: Selena Einwechter, Owner,  Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC, and William Murray, Owner, Montford Inn, Norman, OK
Attendees for the Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop should plan on checking in at 2:00 PM at the host inn as the Workshop will begin at 3:00 PM. Please plan to depart after 1:00 PM on the final day. Contact Linda Hayes at Linda@bbteam.com for a workshop overview. 

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!

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

2020 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

January 11: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Portsmouth, NH – Wolf and Wolf REGISTER HERE 
February 1: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – St Augustine, FL – Bushnell and Dalton REGISTER HERE 
February 8 ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando, FL – Bushnell and Dalton REGISTER HERE
February 8: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Lambertville, NJ -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
March 14 ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Atlanta, GA – Bushnell and Dalton  REGISTER HERE
March 26-29: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes REGISTER HERE
April 3-5: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunkport, ME – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
April 4: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Baltimore, MD – Bushnell and Dalton REGISTER HERE
April 23-26: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes  Just 1 space remaining  REGISTER HERE
April 25: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Rhinebeck, NY – Dalton REGISTER HERE
May 15-16: ONE AND ONE HALF DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP & Friday Evening Wine Tasting Event – Perkinsville, VT – Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
May 16: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Valley Forge, PA – Dalton REGISTER HERE
June 5-7: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Asheville, NC – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
July 11: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Portsmouth, NH – Wolf and Wolf
REGISTER HERE
August 7-9: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Waynesboro, VA -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
August 15: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chadds Ford, PA- Dalton REGISTER HERE
August 21-23: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Granbury, TX -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
September 12: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Essex, CT- Dalton REGISTER HERE
September 19-20: ONE AND ONE HALF DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Denver, CO
  – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
September 26: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Watkins Glen, NY – Dalton REGISTER HERE
November 6-8: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunkport, ME – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf REGISTER HERE
November 14: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Carlisle, PA- Dalton REGISTER HERE


2019 PAST SEMINARS

November 11: PABBI Conference, ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Bushnell and Dalton
SOLD OUT November 16: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Carlisle, PA- Dalton
SOLD OUT October 19: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Essex, CT- Dalton
September 23: SPAHIVE – Spa at Norwich Inn – Pankey
SOLD OUT September 21: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Finger Lakes, NY – Dalton
SOLD OUT September 14-15: ONE AND ONE HALF DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Denver, CO  – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
SOLD OUT August 17: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chadds Ford, PA- Dalton
August 16-18: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Granbury, TX -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
SOLD OUT August 2-4: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Waynesboro, VA -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
SOLD OUT July 18-21: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP -Norman, OK – Hayes
June 20: SpaHive Essex Lunch and Learn- Essex. VT – Pankey
June 6-9: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Norman, OK – Hayes
SOLD OUT June 7-9: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Asheville, NC – Scherman, Wolf, and
SOLD OUT May 18: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Valley Forge, PA – Dalton
May 17-18: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP & Friday Evening Wine Tasting Event – Perkinsville, VT – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
SOLD OUT April 27: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Rhinebeck, NY – Dalton
April 11-14: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
April 5-7: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunk, ME – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
April 6: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Baltimore, MD – Bushnell and Dalton
February 23: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Lambertville, NJ -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
SOLD OUT February 21-24: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
SOLD OUT February 2: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – St Augustine, FL – Bushnell and Dalton
SOLD OUT January 26: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando, FL – Bushnell and Dalton
January 12: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Portsmouth, NH – Wolf and Wolf

  • PAII
  • AIHP
  • Stay Local
facebook twitter pinterest mail rss