CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

Insights and tips on how to protect your inn or bed & breakfast, giving you and your guests peace of mind.

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bed & Breakfast More Luxurious

  • 3 February 2021
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bed & Breakfast More Luxurious

Charming and luxurious are two words most commonly associated with Bed & Breakfasts. Guests from all over the world book their stays with those two words in mind. It’s also one of the reasons some prefer staying at an Inn rather than booking a standard hotel. To help step up your luxe game, keep reading for 5 simple tips you may not have thought about.

Common Exposures for Bed & Breakfasts

  • 18 January 2021
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Common Exposures for Bed & Breakfasts

Owning and operating a Bed & Breakfast, a lodge, or other accommodation can be a rewarding endeavor. However, owners have to manage numerous exposures related to lodging, and many offer amenities that can dramatically increase the number of risks. Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business.

3 Gifts for Your Bed & Breakfast

  • 17 December 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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3 Gifts for Your Bed & Breakfast

This year has undoubtedly been a very difficult one. Don’t forget to take a moment, pat yourself on the back, and gift your Bed & Breakfast business with something you have been wanting to purchase. Nobody knows your business better than you, and you deserve something special this season. Here are our top 3 gifts to give to your business. CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance has you covered.

Winter Woes: Top Innkeeper Insurance Claims & How to Prevent Them

  • 14 December 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Winter Woes: Top Innkeeper Insurance Claims & How to Prevent Them

You face unique risks each day as a Bed & Breakfast owner. Harsh winter weather elevates those risks with ice and snow buildup, ice covered tree limbs and walkways, and freezing pipes. Those risks lead to increased property damage and liability claims. Let’s take a look at the top five winter Bed & Breakfast insurance claims and ways you can reduce the risk of having to file a claim.

Deck the Halls: Bring Joy to Your Inn

  • 9 December 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Deck the Halls: Bring Joy to Your Inn

Deck the halls for the holidays and welcome your Bed & Breakfast guests with more than seasonal decor and a few twinkling lights. Bring added joy and peace of mind to your Inn knowing you are prepared. Capture the spirit of the season, and welcome your guests by providing a memorable trip that will be cherished all year long. 

Branding Your Bed & Breakfast

  • 27 October 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Branding Your Bed & Breakfast

An essential asset for any business is branding. It’s what makes guests remember your property, reflect on their stay, and help you stand out in a crowd of Inns. Spend time working on this side of your business with these tips.

Business Survival Guide Part 2: Contingency Planning

  • 12 October 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Business Survival Guide Part 2: Contingency Planning

In part 1 of our series, Business Survival Plan: Guide to Finance, we focused on how to be financially secure during a crisis. Part 2 is about contingency planning to help you prepare for unexpected events and minimize their impact. In this article, we’ll explore how to create your own contingency plans, how to be proactive on decreasing the impact of risks, and why these are essential to the Bed & Breakfast industry.

Business Survival Guide Part 1: Financial Planning

  • 6 October 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Business Survival Guide Part 1: Financial Planning

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the travel and hospitality industries, leaving many Bed & Breakfast owners with unexpected financial losses. With news headlines predicting a future recession, owners of Inns are undoubtedly concerned. Our first article of this two-part series highlights the steps to take to be financially prepared for a crisis. Whether that is a second wave of COVID-19, a natural disaster or any number of other emergencies that could temporarily shut down your Inn. 

Breakfast for Your B&B

  • 1 October 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Breakfast for Your B&B

In honor of National Better Breakfast Day 2020 and International Coffee Day, our team at CBIZ Innkeepers wanted to pay tribute to the iconic breakfast that Inns are known for. Although not every Bed & Breakfast provides a full breakfast complete with eggs, bacon, and a side of French toast, many Inns do furnish a special treat for their guests. 

What Defines a Bed & Breakfast?

  • 23 September 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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What Defines a Bed & Breakfast?

When selecting insurance coverage for your inn, it is important to know if your property is defined as a Bed & Breakfast, event space, or a short-term rental. Each type of property requires unique needs for running and maintaining guest accommodations. Distinguishing between the types of similar properties can be challenging. We are here to help you identify whether your lodging is an Inn by checking off the boxes of these 5 common attributes.

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CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance, a division of CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc., is the largest insurer of innkeeper businesses in the United States. As part of an $850 million New York Stock Exchange traded company (CBZ), we developed a specific policy coverage to meet the needs for inns and bed & breakfasts, and the amenities offered by these businesses. Our policy is underwritten by an A.M. Best Rated A++ (Superior) company.

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