Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies
Learn to: Choose a location and make it your own Create a profitable business plan Decorate and renovate your property Market your property for maximum occupancy All the tools you need to start and run a profitable B&B Do you dream of owning a B&B? This friendly, practical guide shows you how to make your dream a reality, with expert advice on everything from writing a business plan and finding the right location to handling situations you will encounter as an innkeeper. You'll make your guests feel at home, keep your inn in tip-top shape, and ensure your long-term success! Understand B&B basics — get an overview of the business and see if you have the skills (and the desire!) to succeed Find a place to call home — choose the location, style, and size of your ideal B&B Transition from visitor to owner — create your business plan, secure financing, make an offer, and protect your investment Get ready for your guests — organize your recordkeeping, set room rates and policies, furnish your inn, and market your services Set the breakfast scene — decide the style of breakfast to offer, accommodate guests' needs and restrictions, create signature dishes, and serve refreshments and snacks Handle day-to-day operations — take reservations, make your guests feel welcome, hire employees, and maintain your inn Take your business to the next level — assess your success, expand your market, increase profit, and prevent burnout Open the book and find: How to transition an existing B&B or start from scratch The biggest problems new B&Bs encounter — and how to avoid them The best ways to furnish your inn Tips for saving time cleaning and preparing breakfast What you must know to design and update your Web site Tried-and-tested sample menus and recipes Ways to guarantee a return guest How to get extra help when you need it
Introduction to Work Study
This highly successful book, which describes the basic techniques of work study as practiced in many parts of the world, has been widely recognized as the best available introduction to the subject for work study practitioners, teachers and students. It provides training in method study and work measurement and covers not only machine shops but also process industries, the services sector and office work. Reference is made throughout to the use of information systems and computerization to solve work study problems. It also covers production management approaches and their relation to work study. Numerous illustrations and examples of work study practice are included as well.
A balanced critical review of psychological debriefing by an eminent international team, published in 2000.
English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises with Answers
This book contains 200 varied exercises to provide students with extra practice of the grammar they have studied in English Grammar in Use Third Edition. The ideal companion to English Grammar in Use, this book includes 200 additional exercises for extra practice of all the grammar covered in the main book. These supplementary exercises, with answers, are ideal for self-study.
Transforming the crisis prone organization
The Union Carbide tragedy in Bhopal, India. NASA's doomed Challenger mission. The environmentally devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill. Could these crises have been avoided? What individual and organizational traits conspire to make companies predisposed to crises? How can organizations turn these behaviors around and decrease their susceptibility to crises? Pauchant and Mitroff offer specific guidelines for developing crisis management programs that will help organizations prevent future crises and manage existing ones. Based on 500 interviews with crisis management professionals and on case examples of strategies used by innovative companies in the U.S., Canada, and France, this book clearly demonstrates the roles played by individuals, corporate culture, structure, and strategy in determining an organization's predilection for crises and its ability to respond effectively. And it provides executives, managers, and consultants with the tools they will require--instruments, evaluation questionnaires, and a computer model--to improve the crisis preparedness of their organization.
Risk and Culture
Can we know the risks we face, now or in the future? No, we cannot; but yes, we must act as if we do. Some dangers are unknown; others are known, but not by us because no one person can know everything. Most people cannot be aware of most dangers at most times. Hence, no one can calculate precisely the total risk to be faced. How, then, do people decide which risks to take and which to ignore? On what basis are certain dangers guarded against and others relegated to secondary status? This book explores how we decide what risks to take and which to ignore, both as individuals and as a culture.
The Noble Art of the Sword
Accompanying a major international exhibition at the Wallace Collection (May - September 2012), this book celebrates the artistic and cultural importance of the sword, as a symbol of power and prestige, as a flamboyant fashion statement and as an icon of the Age of Discovery. It will feature weapons and related works of art from the Wallace Collection as well as other great collections of arms and armor; never-before-seen illustrated works on fencing drawn from the library of the 8th Lord Howard de Walden; and portraits, prints, and drawings that will help place the Renaissance civilian sword in its social and artistic context. It will also explore the ancient origins of the modern sport of fencing, one of only nine original Olympic events practiced since the first Olympiad of the modern era of 1896, revealing a place in history where art and sport converged.