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About Chef Forfeng

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Ideas for Bed and Breakfasts using Video and Live Streaming

One of the most common questions I have been getting recently is what kinds of things can B&Bs use for both video projects, and for content for live streaming video. Video is HOT and I don’t expect it to be … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead for Your Bed and Breakfast Promotions

This is a question I get frequently, and it came up recently when an inn asked for specific times to advertise specials and packages. I recalled having written an article about this awhile back and went in search of it. … Continue reading

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Innkeepers, what does your email autoresponder say about you?

Over the years I’ve been the recipient of many B&B auto-responders, and have started collecting ones that are either very good or quite awful. Approximately 1 in every 10 B&Bs has an auto-responder on their email, and based on some … Continue reading

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The Bed and Breakfast Industry has a problem and it needs some TLC from its Innkeepers

Statistically for every new B&B that opens, two close, plus a combination of the threat of Airbnb, an aging innkeeper population, and the fact that innkeeping as a profession is not something most people (and more importantly millennials) are thinking … Continue reading

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ADA Service Animal Requirements for Bed and Breakfasts

This past week I wrote an article for PAII’s May Newsletter with some information that the US Justice Department has put out on commonly asked questions about service animals. I wanted to elaborate a bit on the article, and delve … Continue reading

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Branding, Marketing and the Internet for Aspiring Innkeepers. Part Three

This is part three of a series based on a recent session I did for Aspiring innkeepers at the recent Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference in Virginia. Part One can be found here and Part Two here. Slide 14 gave screen shots … Continue reading

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Branding, Marketing and the Internet for Aspiring Innkeepers. Part Two

This is part two of a series based on a recent session I did for Aspiring innkeepers at the recent Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference in Virginia. Part One can be found here. Slide 10 was on utilizing your business cards and … Continue reading

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