REVISED AND UPDATED THIRD EDITION. "Owning a B&B is the dream of many...By giving you the tools to help make your operation a success my hope is that within a short time you will be able to live your dream." More and more people are considering downshifting. Buying a property that can pay for its upkeep and give you a comfortable lifestyle is a popular option. Not only has the interest grown in becoming a B&B proprietor, so has the interest by the public in the B&B as a viable short-break option. With this rise in popularity, however, come expectations, and this is where this book comes in. It will help you: * DETERMINE WHO YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE; * MANAGE THE NECESSARY FINANCIAL TOOLS; * READY YOUR HOUSE FOR B&B OR HELP YOU BUY OR BUILD A NEW ONE; * SUCCESSFULLY MARKET YOUR PROPERTY; * ENSURE YOU MAKE A PROFIT FROM YOUR ENTERPRISE. / In short, everything you need to know to make your B&B a truly special place to stay! This book has been written for would-be and current B&B owners. It can be used as a short course giving invaluable insights for the experienced and inexperienced alike.