Saturday, January 29, 2011
I've just posted our 2011 workshops - we are offering 3 of our two-day aspiring innkeeper seminars and several 3 hour Art of Breakfast and Social Media Marketing workshops from March to October.
Contact me with any questions. Hope to meet some of you this year.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
On Tuesday we will be ironing out our 2011 workshop schedule. This will include the 2-day Get INNspired all-inclusive seminar for aspiring innkeepers, 3 hour workshops on Social Media, Online Marketing, The Art of Breakfast, and more, for those already in the industry or those looking to get into it but can't attend the 2 day seminar. We will post the schedule on Maine Innkeeping Academy on Facebook, my Maine Inn Broker page on Facebook and on DanaMoos.com. We have a great deal of flexibility to add 3 hour workshops in Portland so if you would like to request a topic, please let me know.
Friday, January 7, 2011
One of my clients recently said "Y
One aspect of my job that I really enjoy is educating buyers and sellers. One of the most important things I can do is educate them on the financing side of things. And it's been challenging in our market over the past few years with commercial lodging properties. Buyers need to understand what they'll have to pay and sellers need to understand what their business is worth. Notice I'm only talking about the business, not the real estate or land and building.
A bed and breakfast/lodging property is a hybrid - clearly it's a home or a dwelling of sorts, it has land, and it has a business it operates within the real estate. But when we talk in terms of financing a business, we are talking business value and not real estate value.
So, let's do the math...