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Learn the “ins and outs” of starting or buying a bed and breakfast inn or boutique hotel at one of our in-person or virtual seminars or workshops. Learn how to find, evaluate and buy a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel with the experts at White Stone Brokers. We promise you a “Better Way to Buy an Inn™,” a step-by-step process ensuring that your vision is synchronized with the personal, financial and operational realities of buying, owning and operating a successful business.

Just getting started on your journey? Learn from the experts and start off on the right foot with comprehensive guidance from our knowledgeable team.

“Hi Eliot, Thank you again for the truly comprehensive seminar you gave this Saturday. The course content went beyond my expectations, and the workbook and supplement information provided is invaluable, and will be referred to many times going forward. I think your teaching method was just about perfect and the pace was just right too. Thank you again and I won’t hesitate to reach out to you should I have any questions. Regards, David D.”

“Thank you, Eliot. We very much enjoyed the seminar and learned quite a lot about how to undertake this process. It doesn’t seem nearly as daunting as it did before the start of the day! The content was great and answered our questions, the conversation was very interesting and educational and bringing in the new owners to share their story was super helpful and enlightening. Julian S.”

“Eliot’s class was the turning point! Before the class, I had a beautiful little dream. After the class, I was empowered! He taught everything from spreadsheets to marketing – So many items were covered that I would never have thought of! This class was priceless. If you are thinking about opening a bed and breakfast, this class should be your first stop! Melanie T.”


Exploring how to run a bed and breakfast? Start your bed and breakfast education here. Learn from the experts!

Choose a bed and breakfast seminar or bed and breakfast workshop from the schedule below to learn the essentials of how to purchase a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel. Prepare for the business of innkeeping – attend one of our bed and breakfast courses!

Virtual Seminars Coming Soon!

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June 23 – 26 2022
Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

Four-day program at host inn
Charlottesville, VA
Offered by Linda Hayes, ijk Partners

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September 8 – 11, 2022
Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

Four-day program at host inn
Tucson, AZ
Offered by Linda Hayes, ijk Partners

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In-Person Seminars

Future Locations & Dates
May be Coming Soon

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The Virtual Seminar

A live 6-hour webinar with a lunch break and Q&A session.

The Virtual Seminar covers all the essential aspects of finding, evaluating and buying a unique lodging property. We will explore the personal and financial realities of acquiring a bed and breakfast, inn or boutique hotel. Covers the same content as our day-long seminar, in a condensed format, tailored for online learning.

After completing this step-by-step session, you will know how to:

  • create a personalized business model
  • evaluate an inn’s financial strength
  • develop an effective business plan
  • navigate financing options


  • 5 hours of interactive instruction
  • Survey prior to starting the seminar
  • Links to downloadable exercises and resource material
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Follow-up consultation, if desired

Essential “How to Run a Bed and Breakfast” Topics

Your Inn

Building the profile of your inn – make it right for you

Due Diligence

Due diligence – know before you buy


Finding and acquiring the inn – the process

Bank Loan

Inn financing – what you need to know

Right Price

Inn valuation – is the price right?

Business Plan

Business planning – your road map to success in starting a bed and breakfast