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"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 weekend seminar or 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 seminars in locations around the country and virtually.

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.

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 (see complete list further down)

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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 ensure 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 of them and select the one that best suits your timing, budget, interest level, and needs.

Weekend Seminar

The weekend session is our most in-depth future innkeeper program and allows for more face time and interaction with your instructors and hosting Innkeepers. This weekend seminar package, including instruction, workbooks, personalized follow-up consultation, meals, and breaks is only $425.00 for two people or $325.00 for a single.

We welcome attendees to join us for an optional wine and cheese reception on Friday evening, Saturday night dinner will be an upscale but 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: Eben Viens and Hosting Innkeepers

Attendees for the weekend seminars should plan on checking in as close to 4:30 PM as possible as the optional wine and cheese reception will begin at 5:00 PM Friday evening. 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: Eben Viens and Guests

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.

Virtual Seminar

The Virtual Seminar is being offered as an alternative to our in-person aspiring Innkeeper sessions. This seven-hour session covers much of the same material as the One Day Comprehensive Seminar and will help to affirm attendees’ interest in a possible Inn purchase.  The seminar includes six hours of instruction, workbooks, personalized follow-up consultation, and access to the Virtual Seminar Page of our website which will be continually updated with resource materials for B&B Team seminar graduates.

The Virtual Seminar begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 5PM and will welcome attendee participation throughout the day.  There will be a 45-minute lunch break and the seminar will be recorded and sent to attendees so they can review materials in their own time. The cost of the Virtual Seminar is $99.00. Instructors: Eben Viens and Guests

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.

2021 SEMINARS         Online Registration coming soon.  FMI: Contact Eben Viens, eben@bbteam.com or 802-380-7312.

January 16: ONE DAY VIRTUAL COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP
February 13: ONE DAY VIRTUAL COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP
February 27-28: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Asheville, NC
April 17: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Kennebunk, ME
May: One Day Comprehensive Workshop, VT,  Specifics TBA
June 12: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – West Chesterfield, NH
July 17-18: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Charlottesville, VA
August: One Day Comprehensive Workshop, TX,  Specifics TBA
September 18-19: Weekend Seminar, Hilton Garden Inn, Denver (Airport), CO
October 9-10: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Whitefish, MT
November 6: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Kennebunk, ME

2020 SEMINARS

November 7: One-Day Comprehensive Workshop – Kennebunk, ME – Wolf and Wolf  SOLD OUT
Suspended Due to COVID November 14: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Carlisle, PA
Changed to Virtual – October 12: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
Suspended Due to COVID September 26: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Watkins Glen, NY
Suspended Due to COVID September 12: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Essex, CT
Suspended Due to COVID August 15: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Kennett Square, PA
Changed to Virtual August 13-16: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
Changed to Virtual – Sold Out May 28-31: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
Suspended Due to COVID May 16: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Valley Forge, PA
Suspended Due to COVID May 15-16: ONE AND ONE HALF DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP & Friday Evening Wine Tasting Event – Perkinsville, VT – Wolf, and Wolf
Suspended Due to COVID April 25: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Rhinebeck, NY
Suspended Due to COVID April 23-26: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
Suspended Due to COVID April 4: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Baltimore, MD
Suspended Due to COVID April 3-5: WEEKEND SEMINAR – Kennebunkport, ME – Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
Suspended Due to COVID March 26-29: FUTURE INNKEEPER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – Mills River, NC – Hayes
Suspended Due to COVID March 14 ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Atlanta, GA
February 8 ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando, FL
February 8: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Lambertville, NJ -Scherman, Wolf, and Wolf
February 1: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – St Augustine, FL 

2019 PAST SEMINARS

November 11: PABBI Conference, ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP
SOLD OUT November 16: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Carlisle, PA
SOLD OUT October 19: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Essex, CT
September 23: SPAHIVE – Spa at Norwich Inn – Pankey
SOLD OUT September 21: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Finger Lakes, NY
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
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 Wolf
SOLD OUT May 18: ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Valley Forge, PA
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
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
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
SOLD OUT January 26: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Orlando, FL
January 12: ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP – Portsmouth, NH – Wolf and Wolf

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