• Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar

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    Name: Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
    Event Description:
    FALL SEMINAR: Sunday December 3, 2017  9am - 5pm
    To Be Held At:
    The Abbey Resort ~ The Lake Geneva Experience ~
    269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI  53125
    We look forward to sharing the facts, fantasies, and fallacies of the B&B business…and your participation!
    Seminar Agenda
    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, Structure, Business Plan, Operations, Occupancy...
    Marketing - what’s cost effective & what’s not, determining your niche, websites,  
    Guest / Property Management systems, Reservation / Availability systems ...
    Hospitality/Customer Service/Policies--Exceeding Guest Expectations but saving your sanity...
    The Other "B"~ Breakfast! + Food & Beverages-  What, When, Where & Accommodating Dietary Restrictions
    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 (unless you have prepurchaed), plus a hefty bag of innkeeping resource materials, and sample products / guest amenities. Available for purchase on site: Developing a Bed and Breakfast Business Plan, Behind the Door Marked "Private", Notes From An Innkeeper's Journal, Cookbooks, CD's . . . and more. 

    TIME: Please arrive by 8:30 am for Sunday, December 3rd (30 minutes before the session begins) to receive your materials and 'get settled'.  Your registration fee includes refreshments and lunch.

    The Abbey Resort ~ The Lake Geneva Experience ~
    269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI 53125

    Date/Time Information:

    Sunday, December 3, 2017
    9am - 5pm

    Contact Information:
    Kerri Thiel, Executive Director - kerri@wbba.org Crystal Buhrow, Administrative Assistant - info@wbba.org Phone: 715-942-8180

    Fees vary. Fees can be found on our registration page.

    Register here: Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar Registration

    You can register for just the seminar on the registration page OR you have the option to register for both the seminar AND our fabulous conference this year as well! More information on the conference can be found here.
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