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An Unheard of Offer! Free Property!

An opportunity has just been announced by the Sellers of the Market Street Inn, a Select Registry Inn located in Taylorville, Illinois…the Land of Lincoln!  Located just a few miles from Springfield, the Capital of Illinois, and blessed with corporate as well as leisure travelers, the Sellers are announcing today that they will INCLUDE the adjacent …

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Viability…a Juxtaposition of Location Viewpoints

At all of our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars and Workshops, most attendees have viability as a relevant part of the profile of the Inn they are looking to purchase, especially if their intention is to leave the security of corporate paychecks.  The location of that candidate inn usually determines the strength of its financial position. But inns can …

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A Hospitality Lesson for Me…from a Hot Air Balloon!

I have to begin by explaining that Marilyn and I are in Tuscany, the beautiful region of Italy known for its wine and olive oils…and, as we discovered today, its hospitality. We took a hot air balloon ride over the countryside this morning with Idea Balloon, a company owned by Stefano Travaglia and his wife …

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Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop in Cape May a one-day Success!

For the third time in 2013, The B&B Team® members have conducted one-day Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops to help develop the next generation of inn owners realize their dreams.  This workshop, conducted by Scott Bushnell and Eliot Dalton of Bushnell & Bushnell Services, The B&B Team, was held in beautiful Cape May, NJ., and brought in …

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Giving Back …and Opening my Eyes to the Needs of my Neighbors

They slept outside in sub-freezing temperatures all night to stay in line.  Hundreds of people…not for tickets to a Lady Gaga performance or a playoff Oriole game.  But for FREE dental help.  People without insurance…people crying in pain.  My neighbors. I signed up on a whim.  I heard the call for volunteers on the radio …

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Maryland, Class of 2013…Guinea Pigs for The B&B Team!

The B&B Team®, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, tried something new this past Saturday as 18 Aspiring Innkeepers tested the new one-day format that The B&B Team® has added to their seminar and workshop schedule for 2013.  This workshop was conducted by Scott & Marilyn Bushnell and Eliot Dalton and held in the conference room of …

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Buying or Starting a B&B? A New Opportunity for Aspiring Innkeepers!

The B&B Team® is trying something NEW in 2013! Starting in January, our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar opportunities will also include several 1-day Workshops! These Workshops will cover all the pertinent information necessary for decision-making if you have always dreamed of inn ownership, but want more information to help you decide, including: How much investment will …

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Chinese Checkers, Starbucks and B & B’s: a winning strategy

I like to play Chinese Checkers with my 6 year old grandson, Brody.  That’s the game where you move your marbles across the board and try to be the first one to get them into the spaces on the other side.  You can move a marble one hole at a time, or, you can set …

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