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Who Should Attend

Making a decision to become an innkeeper is an important one. It can mean a significant change in lifestyle and substantial investment of personal savings. This seminar is for those who are serious about considering a career change to innkeeping. The insightful information, the time away and the interaction with others all provide the perspective needed to come to a conclusion about the right course of action.
Seminar-December 4-6 New Smyrna, FL
To Register:

Call:  Kelley McCrimmon at 904-261-1137
Seminar Leaders

David Caples, innkeeper, consultant and inn sales broker, is the workshop leader. David has a Master's Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. He restored and opened a five-room bed and breakfast and developed Amelia Island Lodging Systems, a resort management company. He and his wife, Susan, are the former owners of  the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, an award-winning 25-room inn on Amelia Island, FL.
Kelley McCrimmon holds a Bachelors of Accounting Degree with over 20 years if hospitality and lodging experience. She brings both front of the house operations as well as finance, accounting and human resources to the table.
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Friday 5:30 pm - 7 pm           

  • Meet & Greet Social Hour               
  • Dinner on Your Own

Saturday 8:00 am - 7 pm          

  • Breakfast & Seminar
  • Social Hour
  • Saturday Seminar Highlights

       Lodging Industry Overview

       Will it Meet Your Financial Goals?

       Lifestyle vs. Financial Goals

       Concepting: Creating the Product

       Buy, Build or Renovate?

       Business Plan Review

       Competitive Anaylysis

       Site and Site Analysis

       5, 10, 20-room Inn Pro-forma

       Acquisition Strategy & Tactics

       Market and Location Selection

       Buyers Evaluation Checklist

       Valuation Techniques for a Fair Price
       Financing the Inn of Your Dreams

         Equity Requirements

         Financing Sources
       Keys to a Successful

Sunday 8:00 am - 11 am                     

  • Breakfast & Seminar

Sunday Seminar Wrap-up

  • Choosing the Destination
  • Innkeeper Panel Q & A
  • Seminar Concludes
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