From Mark and Lisa Kolb, Owners and Co-Founders of Acorn Internet Services, Inc.
As past Innkeepers / Owners ourselves, we remember how exciting it was being Aspiring Innkeepers: 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, linens, place settings for the table and so on. Such fun it was! Then, the minute we closed on the property all our 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 when moving from aspiring to owning is your ability to successfully manage everything you’ve only 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: you study, you learn, and then you graduate. Only when you land the perfect job do 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 Members are either present or retired Innkeepers, or have worked in various facets of the Innkeeping Industry!
There’s no question or issue for which someone on our Team can’t help find you an answer!