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Aspiring Innkeepers Workshop ~ July 22-24, 2016

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Pattie Detwiler Talking to Aspiring Innkeeper at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Conference

Pattie Detwiler, Consultant/Realtor Talking to Aspiring Innkeepers

Sponsored by the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association, Presented by Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service


WHEN: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24, 2016Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn - WPB


WHERE: Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn & Cottages, West Palm Beach, Fl
Register Here for July 22 – 24, 2016


Unlike any other Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop. An all inclusive weekend full of knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, Marketing your Inn, Evaluating how your Inn is doing, and understanding Exit Strategies, plus every day Operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Professional Speaker, Pattie Detwiler of and Seasoned Bed and Breakfast Owners will walk you through the process. This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest in a luxury Bed and Breakfast Property. Two Night Accommodations are not included in the registration fee. You can reserve your room after registration by contacting Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn and Cottages directly. Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place. It’s good to understand the hospitality industry. New Innkeepers are invited to attend as well.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior to the Aspiring Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin. Contact Pattie Detwiler at 561.223.3201.

What participants at the July 2015 Aspiring Workshop had to say:
100% said they would recommend this Workshop to others!
When asked the most valuable topic presented: Valuation & Financing; Regulations & Operational Tips; Vendors and Staffing.
When asked the least valuable topic: 100% said there was no topic they deemed least valuable.

What participants of the January 2016 had to say:
The overall information presented was “Highly useful and actionable. Well presented”, also “Extremely informational”.  The most valuable topic was:  “Entire workshop”. 100% would recommend to others.

Governor Scott meets with FBBI Managing Director, Patricia Detwiler

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Meeting with Governor Scott in Wauchula, Fl

Patricia Detwiler, Managing Director of the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association, met with Governor Scott to discuss issues that affect the Bed and Breakfast Industry.   Unlicensed AirBnb’s, the deregulation of vacation rentals and rooming houses, has the licensed Bed and Breakfast Inns feeling particularly singled out.  Some licensed properties are selectively targeted by state hotel/restaurant inspectors having to pay both a Bed and Breakfast License fees, as well as, a restaurant license, even though most inns only serve breakfast.  It would seem to make sense to have only one license that allows Bed and Breakfast Inns to be able to serve breakfast.  Governor Scott was a great listener and put in motion future meetings with the appropriate people to give this and other issues consideration and possible change.  Having a voice in Florida for individual Bed and Breakfast owners is one of the reasons that Bed and Breakfast owners join this non profit association.  Where else can individual small business owners have a real voice on what affects their business.  Cutting license expenses is just one of the first steps in 2013.  If you think deregulation of the Bed and Breakfast Industry is a good idea, I’d like to hear your thoughts.  Vacation Rentals and rooming houses have the same transient housing nature of the Bed and Breakfast, except licensed B & B’s go through fire safety inspections, have monitored alarmed systems and pay insurance normally three times the cost of the unlicensed properties.  What are some of the changes you’d like to see?


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