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 Insider Tips for New Innkeepers

  • 18 May 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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5 Insider Tips for New Innkeepers

With decades of experience helping owners insure their most prized assets, we have seen it all and spoken to many amazing people. We have noticed they focus their efforts on these 5 perspectives/habits. Follow these 5 insider tips to help run a successful Inn business.

Key Person Insurance for Inns

  • 5 April 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Key Person Insurance for Inns

Many inn businesses employ at least one individual who is essential to the company’s success. This person may be a partner, owner or another individual who is crucial to the inn. If this person unexpectedly leaves the organization—due to a death, disability or immediate resignation—it may be hard for the bed and breakfast to survive.

A Quick Guide about Employee Benefits for Inns

  • 8 March 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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A Quick Guide about Employee Benefits for Inns

Offering employee benefits can be extremely beneficial to your inn business. Though they may sound complicated or even expensive, they have the ability to improve several areas within your business such as hiring and retaining employees. The process of selecting, implementing and administering a benefits program can take time, however, once you get it right, it can actually help you in more ways than one.

Setting Boundaries with Guests at Your Inn

  • 3 March 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Setting Boundaries with Guests at Your Inn

We have all heard about them, we may even know a few, but handling demanding guests can be a difficult and overwhelming task. When customer reviews have a direct impact on your inn’s business, it can be difficult to establish boundaries with them. You never want an unsatisfied customer, but at what point do you draw the line?

Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

  • 27 January 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

No matter what safety precautions you have in place or how well you maintain your inn, a guest or an employee could become injured or claim that your negligence caused damage to their property at any time. If you are named as the responsible party in such a suit, you need to defend yourself against the charges.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Fall Recipes for Inns

  • 10 November 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Fall Recipes for Inns

As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the crisp air takes over, nothing sounds better than cozying up with a warm meal or beverage. Autumn is the time of pumpkin recipes, so welcome your guests with these seasonal treats. Here are a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes to try out.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Inn for Fall

  • 19 October 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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5 Steps to Prepare Your Inn for Fall

Fall is officially here and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just around the corner. It’s time to prepare for those travelers who are looking for an end-of-year break or a seasonal festival. It’s the season for families and friends to spend time together away from everyday life or for those wanting to schedule an adventure to take advantage of time off. Keep reading for 5 steps to prepare your bed and breakfast to make your property the pick of the patch. 

Pricing Strategies for Your Bed & Breakfast

  • 1 October 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Pricing Strategies for Your Bed & Breakfast

Deciding the best rates for your bed and breakfast can be a daunting task. There are several components used to determine how to set a rate, such as events, season, local competitors, size, amenities, etc. Keep reading for ideas to inspire your pricing strategy.

Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

  • 23 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

Selecting the right business structure for your Bed & Breakfast is important. As a small business, you may be trying to determine the right business framework for you — likely either a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC). For many owners, minimizing risk is top of mind, and an LLC is a way to gain added protection in addition to innkeepers insurance. 

Tips for Hosting Events at Your Inn

  • 17 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Tips for Hosting Events at Your Inn

Bed & Breakfasts are known for being a wonderful venue for all types of events. Though hosting can be a source of extra income and fun for everyone, it does come with unique risks. Accidents can happen at any time, especially if alcohol and food are thrown into the mix. 

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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.

The CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance team knows insurance, specifically the risks and exposures related to beds & breakfasts. We won't confuse you with technical "insurance speak"  our representatives will explain your coverage in simple terms. With hands-on, personal customer service, we guarantee swift communication. As specialist in the industry, we leverage our knowledge and passion to ensure you and your inn are protected.

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