The owner of a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) has a job very reminiscent of those of other hospitality establishment owners, with the primary difference being that a B&B owner usually comes in close contact with their guests on a more frequent basis, as B&Bs tend to be small establishments with a small number of rooms, thus creating a tighter and friendlier environment among guests. A B&B owner normally remains within the B&B during its working hours, though some may choose to live there full-time, in order to be available to their guests on demand. B&B owners may hire B&B managers to assist them in taking care of their business, though some manage to do it on their own.
To become a B&B owner, you don’t need any special education, just like with most other types of businesses. You’ll generally be fine with your high school degree, as well as some background in hotel/motel services. A B&B owner must be good with mathematics in order to be able to keep constant track of the establishment’s financial status, as well as have perfect people skills, greeting guests with a warm smile and introducing them to the B&B properly.
As with any other business, a B&B owner’s income depends solely on the success and conditions of their services. The number of rooms and the frequency of their occupation, as well as side factors such as advertisement and client communication are the main deciding elements. A B&B with 10 beds that’s full for the majority of the year should expect to see an income of over $100,000 under normal prices/conditions.