Home Stay, also known as Homeshare, is a global phenomenon whereby ordinary people share their homes with strangers. On Airbnb alone there are now three million hosts around the world, one million more than a year ago. This book offers frank, practical and hands-on advice for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short-term accommodation. Written by self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-today experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way.
You'll find easy-to-follow instructions and advice on:
- Getting started - how to market your property by defining its unique characteristics, choosing the most -appropriate online sales platform, setting rates, how to manage sales and presenting your property to attract guests
- Managing the guest experience - how to ensure your guests have a wonderful experience from the moment of arrival to departure, managing transitions between guests effectively and consistently, and how to manage guest reviews
- The business of homeshare - financial management, reporting and how to drive your business further.
A personal chef offers a professional service of meal preparation. A client's individual tastes drive the creation of their customized menu. These personalized meals are prepared either in the client s home or your catering kitchen and then packaged, labeled, possibly delivered, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Most services include complete grocery shopping, customized menu planning, and storage in oven/microwavable containers. Families in which both spouses work, singles and couples who work long, hard hours, seniors who would rather not or cannot cook anymore, gourmets who love to cook but who do not always have the time, and individuals that have medical conditions, such as wheat/gluten intolerance, milk or other sensitivities, diabetes, or high blood pressure, who require specialized meals will seek your services.
This book will not teach you how to cook, although there are some sample menus. What you will learn is all the aspects of starting your business, pricing your products, marketing your business, and conducting your day-to-day business operations. This comprehensive new book will show you step-by-step how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful personal chef business. The author has left no stone unturned in explaining the risky business of food service.
The book covers the entire process of a personal chef business from startup to ongoing management in an easy to understand way, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success and showing you how to avoid the common mistakes that can doom a startup. While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success (in your home or a rented kitchen), managing and training employees, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.
You also will learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified staff, how to generate high profile public relations, and how to keep bringing customers back. In addition, you will become familiar with basic cost control systems, profitable menu planning, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), low cost marketing ideas, and low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing power built into Apple’s ultra-portable MacBook Air while you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go.Custom configure your MacBook Air and navigate with the Multi-Touch trackpad Get the most out of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system Transfer data from a PC or another Mac Manage your email accounts with the Mail app Sync all of your data and devices via iCloud Connect peripherals—Bluetooth devices, printers, cameras, and more Use your MacBook Air to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other services Maximize productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office and the iWork apps Download and play movies, TV shows, and games Manage your iTunes Library Get organized with the new Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders apps Communicate efficiently using the Messages app Video chat with FaceTime or Skype Run Microsoft Windows programs on your MacBook Air Update, back up, troubleshoot, and maintain your MacBook Air
This all-new edition of How To Do Everything: iCloud fully covers iCloud’s versatile features and offers step-by-step directions on how to use each one, including Shared Photo Streams, the iWork for iCloud apps, and iCloud Keychain. You’ll learn how to set up iCloud, transfer and sync app-specific data, documents, files, photos, music, and other content among your computers and iOS mobile devices.Use iCloud with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch Migrate from Apple MobileMe to iCloud Learn new iCloud features, including Shared Photo Streams, iWork for iCloud online apps, iCloud Keychain, and much more Manage your digital music library and iTunes purchases with iCloud Use the Premium iTunes Match service Store and manage your digital photos with My Photo Stream Share your digital images with others using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams Sync files and documents among computers and iOS devices Manage and sync your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and passwords using iCloud and iCloud Keychain Work with iWork for iCloud Learn about other cloud-based services Sync and share apps, app-related data, and eBooks among iOS mobile devices and your computer(s) Back up your iPhone and iPad with iCloud Stream Apple TV content to your HD TV Locate a Lost Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iCloud’s Find My... feature Manage your iCloud email account Troubleshoot iCloud-related problems