Monday, November 25, 2013

Running some numbers

We're not quite at the end of the year yet but I couldn't help looking at our customer database from May 2012 until now.  I was surprised and impressed to see that we have had guests from 32 different states, plus the District of Columbia, and from 11 different countries!  The largest number of guests came from New York, followed by California.

Our occupancy rate went from 27% in 2012 to 32% in 2013.  This even though we implemented our 2-night stay policy and closed the B&B on several occasions due to vacations and other reasons.  As we prepare to lift our 2-night policy pending the hire of a housekeeper, the occupancy rate should be even higher in 2014.

Beyond and more important than the numbers, of course, is the fact that we feel good about where we are with the B&B.  We've come a long way since May 4, 2012.  We subscribe to the principle of continuous improvement, but we're not doing too badly, I think.