Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars


The North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts Inns Association are pleased to announce that we will be offering four Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars during 2017.

These one-day seminars are offered on:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It is our pleasure to have John W. Byrne, owner and innkeeper of Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden in Fuquay Varina, NC, as our official Instructor for these seminars. John and his wife Patty have twelve years experience as innkeepers and John has been teaching Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops at Wake Technical College for the past seven years. The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden has been a member of the NCBBI for the past twelve years and is an exemplary representative of NCBBI. John has also served on the Board of Directors for NCBBI as 1st Vice President. John’s knowledge and love of the bed and breakfast business flows throughout the seminar providing participants with a thorough overview of innkeeping.

Examples of the many topics that are covered include:

  • Is Innkeeping for You?
  • Insurance
  • Location
  • Who Are Your Business Partners
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Amenities
  • Business Plan
  • Hospitality
  • Finding Your Niche

The cost of your seminar is $225.00 per person or $375.00 per couple which includes lunch, breaks, seminar materials and one NCBBI Start Up Kit (Special Price: $75.00). If you require lodging it is additional. Arrangements for lodging should be made directly with the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden in historic Fuquay Varina. Reservations can be made on-line or by calling 866-552-3782.

Seminar reservations must be made two weeks in advance and may be made by selecting your options below and completing online payment. Attendees should plan on arriving before 9:00 AM to attend the opening session. The seminar will end at 4:00 PM on the same day.

After you attend the seminar, you may be ready to visit one of our member inns that is for sale.

2017 Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars