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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

Posts Tagged ‘The B&B Team’


Take a Walk

May 29th, 2020 by Janet Wolf

“At the speed of walking the human body is at its most comprehending state. Sight, smell, hearing, feeling of our physical environment. All are functioning at the most natural intensity.” This is a quote from a short composition my father-in-law, J. Robert Wolf wrote many years ago. It started with a walk he took around […]

How to Grow Your B&B Business

March 11th, 2020 by Janet Wolf

We all recently lost a giant in our industry. Mary White. In 1998 she created BnBFinder. It became one of the leading bed & breakfast directories. Over the years Mary enjoyed working with new and seasoned innkeepers. She helped thousands of innkeepers market their inns. She also enjoyed sharing her knowledge at countless national and […]

Own an Inn in the Big Sky State of Montana

February 12th, 2020 by Janet Wolf

The B&B Team will often tell our aspiring innkeeper clients that owning your own Inn business may be a great opportunity to choose where you want to live. A location where you want to live, work and play. Have you thought of the Big Sky State of Montana as a choice? Benefits of Living Cost […]

Attracting the Wellness Traveler

January 27th, 2020 by Janet Wolf

The real leader on the Global Wellness Economy research front is the Global Wellness Institute. I am looking forward to attending their press event and will bring back the latest trends and research. Attendees will be on site as they release the latest research on January 28. Exciting! Attracting the wellness traveler to your property […]

Ring in the New Year 2020

December 30th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Was thinking hard about what to write as my last blog of the year. Decided to find something amusing and maybe bring a smile to your face to ring in the New Year 2020. Here are some funny, some odd and some downright puzzling New Years superstitions I found in my research. To start, here […]

Giving and Receiving-Complete the Circle

December 12th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

December, the month where we give the most as well as receive. Gifts and cards, food and song. A joyous season all around. Is the art of giving nobler than receiving? In my research I found an insightful article that expresses a view that the art of receiving is equally important. Here is the author’s […]

Our Favorite Family Characters at the Thanksgiving Table

November 21st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

What would we all do without our family characters, the ones who brought life and laughter to the Thanksgiving table? I asked our team what their favorite family characters at the Thanksgiving table were. Here are the results, enjoy. My granny would never let any of us go hungry, the thing is she loved her […]

Time to Declutter Your B&B

October 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Did you know that the average home requires 40% less housework by eliminating clutter? Substitute ‘home’ for your B&B and you have something to think about. This point and others are what I found in a blog by Grace Saunders, How to Declutter Your Home-The Ultimate Guide. Beside the very handy 5 box rule, Grace […]

The Berkshires–America’s Cultural Resort

September 9th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

When travelers to New England think of a destination location their thoughts may lead them to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  A place where history and art come together and tell a remarkable story. The Berkshires-America’s Cultural Resort tells such a story. What comes to mind when you think of the Berkshires? Art Museums–Historic Landmarks–Live […]

Treehouse Lodging Trend is Here to Stay

August 22nd, 2019 by Janet Wolf

The treehouse lodging trend is here to stay and is growing rapidly. You see it globally. In futuristic pods that appear to be hanging mid air to rustic mini log cabins right out of Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson. Why the popularity? It is unique, fun and private. You may have wanted a treehouse as a […]

What is the Best Booking and Cancellation Policy?

July 31st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

What is the best booking and cancellation policy for my Inn? This is a question we are often asked by aspiring innkeepers attending The B&B Team’s  ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ Seminars. This is a topic that is often debated among veteran innkeepers as well. Let’s take a look at two scenarios, both real occurrences. […]

Unlock Your Passions as an Innkeeper

July 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  Are you an aspiring innkeeper that longs to express your passions? If so, you are on the right track. Innkeepers that express their passions and incorporate them into their Inns are the most successful. Why? Because people love to connect with people that are passionate about what they do. Period. Last month Rick and […]

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