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The B&B Team  |  Eben Viens  |  |
877-957-2360   |   50 Main Street, Suite 214, Brattleboro, VT 0530

We are The B&B Team®. If you want to purchase a bed and breakfast inn, learn about starting a bed and breakfast, or you are an
innkeeper looking to sell your inn or grow your business, we want to talk to you about our inn broker & consulting services. 
We are a diverse group of experienced professionals, who also happen to be friends, with one mission: to help you reach your personal and financial goals in the Innkeeping industry. As licensed real estate brokers and Innkeeping consultants with offices in several states, The B&B Team® helps you achieve the success you deserve nationwide.

B & B Consulting   |    912-655-7674    |   |  |   Robert Sales

B&B Consulting is a one-stop shop for finding, evaluating, and purchasing a bed & breakfast property in the Southeast. Our team consists of specialized consultants, brokers and Realtors® as one point of contact, all of whom are focused on our niche industry. We also have the added experience of having buying, selling and operating successful bed and breakfasts because we have done it ourselves. We know exactly what it takes to realize the dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast as well as the rewards you can experience as a result of all your hard work. If you seek to buy or sell an inn in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Florida, we are licensed and qualified to make it happen. We know exactly what it takes to realize the dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast as well as the rewards you can experience as a result of all your hard work. B&B Consulting holds the key to finding, evaluating and purchasing your next B&B in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas.


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The B&B Team  |  KK Williams Consulting LLC   |   4546 W. Flagstick Dr. Fayetteville, AR 72704

479-253-4444  |  |

I am Kim Williams, an affiliate with The B&B Team. I have been associated with The B&B Team since 2014. I am located in Northwest Arkansas in the charming town of Eureka Springs, home to many Bed and Breakfast, cottages, treehouses, cabins and other lodging properties. As an Inn Consultant and Broker, my business takes me to many surrounding states including Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Tennessee. However, I am available anywhere in the United States. Let's work together to get your property just the right buyer or let's find just the right Inn for you. Making dreams come true!

As an Inn Consultant and Broker with The B&B Team, I can assist you in selling your inn or lodging business. I will do a comprehensive Marketable Assessment and Valuation of your property and will provide my knowledge and experience in marketing your property and ultimately finding the perfect buyer for you.

If you are an aspiring Innkeeper and looking to purchase just the right inn for you, let me help with that as well. Let's search the inventory, look at the property, evaluate the financials and find what works for you. This is a process that can be exciting and a bit scary at times. Let me help ease some of those issues for you. I look forward to finding the perfect match for you and your dreams.


Bed & Breakfast Consultant Service & Realtor

Bed & Breakfast Consultant Service | | 561-223-3201 | Patricia Detwiler  |  12008 South Shore Boulevard Suite 201  |  Wellington, Florida 33414

Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service provides individualized expert advice that will make your transition into or out of the Bed and Breakfast industry a smooth and worry free experience. Patricia Detwiler is a professional Realtor and Consultant with 30 plus years of professional expertise in lending, renovation & development, hospitality, creative design, Bed and Breakfasts concerns, management, business development, operation logistics, marketing, and financial analysis. Patricia is an experienced innkeeper; as a professional consultant and Realtor, she will help you develop a clear vision of the realities of the hospitality business. Professional guidance and advice will enable you to focus on materializing your dream whether buying or selling. Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service offers Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops, Speaking Engagements and Market Evaluations.

Bushnell & Bushnell Services   |   410-422-0013    |

Marilyn Bushnell, Broker/Owner of Bushnell Services, a licensed real estate Broker and Consultant offering innkeeping consulting, transfer, and valuation services to current inn owners as well as training, search, selection and consulting to aspiring innkeepers.

As a former successful innkeeper and owner, I can help you achieve the success you deserve nationwide. I proudly work with a large number of quality inns for sale all across America and we would like to help you sell your inn or buy that bed and breakfast about which you have been dreaming.

 Casablanca Ventures  |  203-253-7259  |  Wynn Salisch   |

245 W 104th St, New York, NY 10025

Casablanca Ventures is the only innkeeper-owned payments company dedicated to helping fellow B&B and boutique hotel
owners successfully navigate the complex and confusing world of credit card processing with completely free,
no-obligation cost reduction, education, technology, brokerage, and data security assistance. 
Wynn is an 
Electronic Transactions Association Certified Payments Professional who helps innkeepers avoid excessive payment processing costs and crippling data security breaches with caring and personal service. 

Chief Executive Boards International      |     740-603-1797     |    |     Ellen Grinsfelder

Chief Executive Boards International (CEBI) is an organization exclusively for those owning and or leading a business. It is a community of carefully chosen peers who bring real-world experiences together to inspire, encourage and challenge each other. Members contribute their expertise in a collaborative, confidential setting that’s designed to help members achieve their own specific goals. For over 20 years, CEBI has been facilitating life-changing, critical guidance and relationships. The goal is to provide a peer advisory experience with the highest ROI, built solidly on the voice of our members. Forum participants meet regularly, and most members gather together, nationally, twice a year. Members actively participate in each meeting, sharing their issues and receiving feedback from the rest of the group. Most forums represent a wide range of businesses however, the Innkeepers forum is comprised solely of Inn owners. CEBI intentionally includes participants with diverse businesses, as well as contrasting leadership styles, in order to capture the full advantages of a broader mindset. To learn more visit or contact Ellen Grinsfelder,


The Hearthside Group     |     |     Tim Piper   |   |    802-279-4333

Since 1998, The Hearthside Group has provided trusted, professional brokerage services to both sellers and buyers
while facilitating numerous hospitality transactions of every description.

We are business brokers and hospitality business specialists specializing in the sale of hospitality properties. These properties include full-service country inns, bed and breakfast inns, B&B’s, lodges, motels, restaurants, and cafes.
In addition to our national consulting and buyer rep services, our brokerage territory spans Vermont and New Hampshire.

At The Hearthside Group, our approach to selling the properties we represent is an extremely personal one.
We work hard to develop a positive working relationship with buyers and sellers that is based upon trust.
Hospitality business brokerage is our niche. The sellers we represent receive comprehensive, knowledgeable, and professional service
while buyers receive assistance with all aspects of the transaction as needed.

ijk Partners      |    |     P.O. Box 175, Pembroke, VA 24136     |     540-599-6400

Are you dreaming about becoming an property owner or manager and not sure what your first step should be? Did you just buy a bed and breakfast, inn, or boutique hotel, and need assistance with staffing and operations? Maybe you are a seasoned innkeeper and would like to freshen your inn to meet the expectations of today’s guests. Linda Hayes is a hospitality consultant offering services to aspiring and current property owners and managers as well as investors.


Inn Advisors  | | |
Carol and Tom Edmondson, Principal Consultants | 508-237-1617

We are experienced, successful former Innkeepers who help Aspiring Innkeepers to find their Ideal property and experienced innkeepers reach their ultimate Innkeeping goals for Return on Investment.  We provide education, consulting and real estate services to buyers and sellers in the hospitality industry.  Let us show you how to make it happen whether buying your first Inn, improving your inns performance or planning your exit strategy.  Visit us at or call us for an introduction to “Innkeeping from the Innside”  We will help you make it happen.  |  |  570-213-1903  |  Richard K. Newman  |

Commercial Capital Network | 278 Route 447, Canadensis, PA 18325

Inn is owned and operated by Richard K. Newman, a nationwide consultant, specializing in financing strategies for bed & breakfasts, country inns, and resort properties. Rick consults with B&B/inn owners who wish to re-structure debt obligations but dedicates the majority
of his energy helping the next generation of innkeepers find and purchase “The Inn of Their Dreams”.  Once engaged, Rick consults with aspiring innkeepers to assess their financial resources and qualifications to identify the property characteristics best suited for them.
This preparation increases the efficiency of focused search process, making it a pleasant experience that narrows the field to qualified potential properties. Rick further supports his clients in the inn acquisition process by analyzing historical financial data on properties of most interest to them. The end product of this coordinated engagement between principals and professionals is that it helps clients carefully prepare and thoughtfully execute a plan for the acquisition of their new business. Read Rick’s testimonials and learn more about the full range of Inn Financing services by visiting or call 570-213-1903 for more details. CLICK HERE to read Rick’s articles innkeepers and aspiring innkeepers


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INNtrospection   |    |    413-446-5555    |    Amy Lindner-Lesser   |

Expert Innkeeper & Podcaster helping hosts provide top guest service and maximize freedom & joy. I work directly with innkeepers to develop their own standard operating procedures manual which can be used to train employees, hire an innkeeper, free them from having to be ‘on’ for their inn 24/7, 365, and eventually sell.

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Barbara Newell LLC   |   |   Barbara Newell   |   828-337-7576    |    Cumming, Georgia

I have been a Realtor for 24yrs. A former Inn owner in Asheville, NC. We specialize in Consulting and Sales to the Bed and Breakfast community. We will come to your Inn for an evaluation of the business and also work with Buyers who are interested in purchasing an Inn.

Maia Internet Consulting  |  |  720-266-8384  |  Liz Hamilton
P.O. Box 369, Pinecliffe Colorado 80471

Maia Internet Consulting are the employees you would hire if you could. We partner with you to help you showcase and promote your business online. We are WordPress consultants and Marketing professionals. Our team can assist you with a new website, website updates and maintenance, hosting, email marketing, pay per click, search engine optimization and more. 


Resolute Accounting Corporation   |   (651) 964-5161    |    |    961 Grand Avenue 3rd floor, Saint Paul, MN, 55105

Resolute Accounting is an accounting firm for small businesses with a focus on independent lodging operators. Resolute accounting provides bookkeeping, payroll, consulting, and tax preparation and filing for businesses and their owners. Resolute accounting exists to provide a high level of CPA service to those business owners who are often neglected at bigger CPA firms.

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Stephanie A. Smith | 847-691-6242 | Christiansburg, Virginia

Stephanie A. Smith Communications (SASC) offers strategic communication services specialized for innkeepers. As a professor of communication, Stephanie takes an earned media approach (no paid ads!) to build brand awareness and helping your inn grow through services including coaching, online courses, communication audits, and strategic planning.

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The Storied Experience  |   Samantha Hardcastle   |   |

Turn your guests into your best storytellers with a property worth talking about! We work closely with hosts to help them (a) differentiate and position their property with personality and (b) elevate their guest experience through enhancing their cultural and wellbeing offerings. Our aim is to help you create immersive creative concepts and engaging experiences that speak your guests' love language. The result? More value for them, higher lifetime customer value for you. Because high-value, enriching moments can lead to 9x higher revenue and become key talking points when guests return home (hello word-of-mouth)!

If you’re fed up with OTAs and you’ve tried all the confusing marketing tech, then it might be time to return to a more human-centered approach. Start monetizing your passions, creating desirable programming & activities, and attracting guests who share your enthusiasm with The Storied Experience. We have services and courses to fit every budget. Visit for free trainings & resources, or check out our signature online course at Samantha Hardcastle, founder of The Storied Experience, brings a decade of marketing strategy & creative storytelling to hospitality properties and destinations worldwide. Her passion-driven mission is to transform the way we travel and infuse each moment with more meaning, purpose, and magic.


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