Now, you all know that I am not the financial wizard, but I do have a keen instinct of when I see success! Bill and I have done the seminars, spurred many Innkeepers on to buy their viable Inn businesses and seen their happiness with financial successes and satisfactions. Innkeeping challenges you to both enjoy theRead More
For Better or Worse: Togetherness in Innkeeping?
The snow is deep and my snowshoes sink below where I can see them. My dog, Chocolat, holds her stick up bravely, bending her head upward, and still the stick’s end is hitting the side of the snowbank! Mostly she trots behind me letting me break the trail, but when finally she has enough ofRead More
It helps me to focus as snow ever-so-lightly falls; and with cleats on my feet I walk on the trail left from my snowshoes in days before! It is quiet, the snow-filled woods are as far as I can see, and here and there animal tracks cross my path or walk in my footprints. ItRead More
Taking the leap… into Innkeeping?
It doesn’t matter when or with whom you take an Innkeeping seminar; it matters much more what you hear and take away with you. There are cliché phrases you will hear: “Innkeeping is a business” — that is true (unless you are working under the table as an Airbnb). “You need to understand the numbers,” andRead More
Addiction — everywhere else but here?
It has been a while since that topic was my professional concern. I worked at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, VT as an intern in Psychology, and then as a psychologist/therapist in their chemical addiction programs. It was an eye-opening experience, followed by my work with families and in-patients at a detox facility in MassachusettsRead More
Making the Match: Finding the Buyer for an Inn
Or, where is that someone who loves the inn as much as you did, once? When we start off the Seminar for Future Innkeepers, I casually mention that if I can talk you out of wanting to be inn owners I feel I have been successful! Why? Because to be an innkeeper you have to haveRead More