Future Innkeepers Seminar
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2015 FUTURE INNKEEPER SEMINARS
Are you considering becoming an innkeeper?
The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association's Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar will help you sort out the FACTS from the FALLACIES and FANTASIES!
SUNDAY April 12, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Fountain Chateau B&B & Restaurant
To Be Held at:
4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI 54701
call 715-830-9889 for the "B&B Conference" rate.
Fall Seminar and Fall Innkeeping Conference
November 8-10, 2015.
Sunday Seminar: a faculty of experienced innkeepers and industry professionals will present ...
Getting Started - licensing, zoning, contacts, resources...
Financing a B&B - sources & resources, private lenders, SBA loan guarantees ...
Buying an Inn - financing, determining fair price, types of ownership ...
Insuring a B&B - property coverage, liability issues, risk reduction
Business Basics, Accounts/Records/Taxes - keeping yourself and the IRS happy...
Occupancy - Return on Investment, typical WI occupancy, Average Daily Rate, tracking, policies ...
Marketing - what’s cost effective & what’s not, determining your niche ...
Generating Extra Income - income sources such as gift shops, events, rent-the-inn packages etc...
Electronic Innkeeping - Guest / Property Management systems, Reservation / Availability systems ...
Grim Realities & Fun Stuff - a plethora of ideas and practices focusing on the innkeeper's lifestyle...
After the topics above are exhausted ... ROUND TABLES:
These small group sessions encourage further exploration of innkeeping issues. Moderated by an experienced innkeeper, topics can include insurance, amenity suppliers, first year experiences, events, where to market, policies, ‘green innkeeping’, combining outside jobs with innkeeping, etc.
FINAL Q&A: Ask the innkeeper panel your burning questions … you’ll discover there’s more than one way to do it the right way!
MATERIALS: Your seminar registration includes the Aspiring Innkeeper Binder, plus a hefty bag of innkeeping resource materials, and sample products / guest amenities. Available for purchase on site: Developing a B&B Marketing Plan, So-You Want to be an Innkeeper, Maximum Occupancy-How Smart Innkeepers Put Heads in Beds in Every Season, The Innside Scoop, Behind the Door Marked "Private", Cookbooks . . . and more.
SAVE $50 by bringing your previously purchased Aspiring Innkeeper BINDER! NOTE: the seminar binder is the same as the binder in the $130 Aspiring Innkeeper package. However, the AI package also includes 4 innkeeping books, which are available for purchase at the seminar.
TIME: Please arrive by 7:30 am for Sunday November 8 (30 minutes before the session begins) to receive your materials and 'get settled'. Your registration fee includes refreshments and lunch.
Mail this registration form with your payment by check
Note #1: You'll receive a full refund if it is necessary for you to cancel by letting us know by 2 weeks prior for the Spring Seminar and Monday October 26th for the Fall Seminar.
Note #2: If you are trying to register less than 7 days prior to the seminar, phone the WBBA office to check availability.
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
108 South Cleveland Street ~ Merrill WI 54452-2435
phone 715-539-WBBA (9222) ~ Fax 715-536-2507 ~ E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We will confirm your registration and include directions to the seminar site.