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Aspiring Innkeeper and Interim Innkeeper Classes


Are you looking for a bed & breakfast seminar or innsitter training program because you have decided on a career as an innkeeper or interim innkeeper also called inn sitter? Maybe you have already taken that first informational class or seminar on owning or running a B&B inn, but the class left you with more questions than answers. You may desire more training to get into the nitty-gritty of the job. If you want to join the ranks of other innkeepers and inn sitters or interim innkeepers, then you have found the right place on the Worldwide Web to get more information on classes and training opportunities.

As the former owners and innkeepers for an eight-room bed and breakfast, we have covered the "inns" and outs of the business from the ground up. Our innkeeping courses for new innkeepers or inn sitters will take away the mystery of how everything is done. We offer training and hands-on experience on the day-to-day responsibilities facing the aspiring innkeeper and aspiring interim innkeeper (innsitters). These seminar innkeeping courses are available in the Colorado Springs area and at other inns located throughout the United States as our assignments dictate.

The aspiring innkeeper & aspiring interim innkeeper (inn sitter) individual classes will cover everything you need to know about how to run a bed and breakfast including menu planning, preparing shopping lists, and purchasing supplies. You will experience the planning, preparation, and serving of breakfasts, including safe and proper food handling, and working with special dietary needs.

You will also have the opportunity to observe housekeeping procedures and bed and breakfast practices. We will review housekeeping checklists, and you will have the opportunity to practice various housekeeping techniques with staff members. Aspiring innkeepers will look into how guest rooms are put together, what is absolutely necessary, and what is nice to have.

Time will be spent in the review of both manual and computerized guest management systems, accounting systems, credit card processing, on-line reservations processing, Email handling, and Internet marketing. You will learn how to handle guest inquiries, selling rooms, and the procedures involved in processing a typical guest reservation. You will learn how to deal with all of the daily guest services typical to a bed and breakfast operation. We will cover what is involved with check-in and check-out procedures, guest billing, as well as greeting guests and being the ultimate concierge.

Both aspiring innkeepers and interim innkeepers will discuss ways to deal with housekeeping and staff, handling guest complaints, understanding late check-in options, solving maintenance problems, and many other behind-the-scenes activities. The experiences will be real daily encounters facing an aspiring innkeeper or aspiring interim innkeeper.

For aspiring interim innkeepers, we will go over the business side of interim innkeeping including writing contracts, negotiating and setting fees, and advertising and promotion. We will also review the preparation of interim innkeeping reports including petty cash accounting, daily logs for inquiries and reservations, daily guest reports, maintenance reports, revenue accounting, and reservation summaries.

For aspiring innkeepers, we will go over the business side of innkeeping including zoning, licenses, client base, location, and necessary equipment needed.

Seminar Costs: Our classes are small with a maximum of 4 people per class. The individual Inn Caring Aspiring Innkeeper or Interim Innkeeper classes cover a period of four full days at a cost of $500 for an individual and $750 for two individuals coming together. The cost for the Combo class, which is taught over 6 days, is $750 for an individual or $1,050 for two people coming together. Accommodations at the bed and breakfast are extra and will be at a discounted rate.  Advanced reservations and deposits are required.

For more information, send an email request to info@inncaring.com or call us at 719-685-3565.

 
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