When you are trying to find that perfect start up business owning a bed and breakfast Inn may come to mind. What could be more perfect that to own a business that is usually found in or around tourist areas? These tourist areas could be near the beach, the mountains, and more. These places would be ideal to live, but while it may be a dream job, you need to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into first.
With this type of job, you definitely need to be a "people person" because as long as the Inn is open you will be dealing with people twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
You need to be friendly and outgoing all the time. If possible, try to schedule a time that you can sit down and talk to them about the business.
Make sure that you choose a good location where there are tourist attractions, but make sure that there are not already many bed and breakfast inns in the area because if there are too many, you will not have much business. Make a business plan, and decide how many guest you want to take in at a time. Make sure that you are competitive with the other bed and breakfast inns in the area. You can either renovate a house that is already there or build one. You also need to hire staff, supplies for the bed and breakfast inn, and start advertising.