Aspiring and Newbie Innkeeper Education

You have a Dream? It doesn’t have to become a Nightmare!

If you are considering a career in Innkeeping, you probably have searched for answers on the following questions:

  • How to Start a Bed and Breakfast?
  • How to Open a Bed and Breakfast?
  • How to Run a Bed and Breakfast?
  • How to Own a Bed and Breakfast?

And you’ve probably also searched for assistance with:

  • Bed and Breakfast Consultants
  • Bed and Breakfast Seminars
  • Bed and Breakfast Training

Please allow us to be the one to provide you with honest answers and quality assistance!


As a past innkeeper owner myself, I remember how exciting it was being an Aspiring Innkeeper: looking for the perfect property, planning the business right down to the last detail, laying out interior designs for various rooms that didn’t yet have walls, selecting furniture and linens, place settings for the table and so on. Such fun it was! Then, the minute we closed on the property all my plans started to grow legs, and everything began to speed up, like a snowball rolling down hill, getting bigger and bigger as it went.

No amount of classes, planning or designing can really prepare you for the real thing. What really matters at the time of moving from aspiring to owning is your ability to successfully manage everything you’ve only really read, studied or heard about up to this point. The more you’ve familiarized yourself with all the different facets of Innkeeping in advance the easier it is to actually “do each job” when the time comes. It’s very much like going to college, learning and studying, and then time comes to graduate and you land the perfect job, you finally have the opportunity to put all that knowledge into practice.

Acorn Internet Services, Inc.is dedicated to Innkeeper Education.  Over 50% of our Team are either present or retired Innkeepers, or have worked in various facets of the Innkeeping Industry!  There isn’t a question or an issue that someone on our team can’t help you find and answer for!

We are NOW adding Webinars, specifically designed and developed for Newbie and Aspiring Innkeepers to our already extensive list of educational services.  At this time this educational offering is at no charge.

These Newbie and Aspiring Innkeeper Webinars will include Real Live (Successful) Innkeepers sharing their stories and advice, along with a basic skills technical topic, Q&A and homework.  We’ll be providing these Aspiring Webinars once a month, and they will be recorded for future reference.

Finally, we’d like to provide you with an extensive “To Tell the Truth” Check List of items that Innkeepers must deal with sometime (and sometimes many times) during their years of Inn ownership. Take a moment and read through the list. Answer each question either with a “YES” or a “NO”.

A Successful Aspiring or Newbie Innkeeper will be able to answer each question with either a “YES” or a “NO” … but I’m willing, able and excited to learn how!”

If you find yourself answering “NO” and you are simply not interested in learning how, you will need to make sure your future Inn provides highly lucrative Revenue numbers, as all these tasks are MUST do’s. If you CHOOSE not to do or learn to do, you will need to PAY a professional to handle it for you.

Innkeeping is a highly rewarding and incredibly fulfilling career choice. But, as I speak from experience, it will be one of the hardest jobs you will ever do!

Want to start learning more right now? Click on the Free Education Tab above, and get going. There’s no time like the present to begin preparing for a successful career in Innkeeping!

Lisa Kolb
Former (Retired) Innkeeper
President and Co-Founder
Acorn Internet Services, Inc.