TBBA Resource Manual


Innkeeping in Texas, the Innkeeper’s Resource Manual specific to TEXAS operations, has recently been revised to include the most up-to-date information on the basics and ongoing operations of Innkeeping in Texas. When you order this invaluable resource manual, for a nominal fee of $175, you will receive literature on the following topics:

Business Basics

  • Just What is Innkeeping?
  • National Definitions & Distinctions of B&B/Inns
  • The Inn Guest
  • Starting a Business in Texas
  • B&B Start-up
  • Business Loans from the SBA

Innkeeper Resources

  • Start-Up Books, B&B/Country Inn Seminar Opportunities
  • Innkeeping & Lodging Associations
  • Lodging Inspection & Rating Organizations
  • B&B/Country Inn Journals & Newspapers

Standards & Regulations – State & Federal

  • Government Agencies & Helpful Telephone Numbers
  • Texas Health & Safety Code…
  • “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA) – Excerpts
  • Sign to post Limited Liability and Room Rates in rooms

Licensing, Fees & Taxes

  • Overview of Licensing Requirements, Selecting a Business Structure
  • Employer Requirements, Withholding Taxes
  • Summary of Texas Unemployment Compensation Act
  • Preservation Tax Incentives for Historic Buildings

Understanding Insurance

  • Understanding Insurance
  • Types of Policies and Coverages
  • Life Safety Tips
  • Loss Control Guide
  • Self-Inspection Procedure
  • Customer Incident Investigation Procedure
  • Appendix of Checklists

Marketing Your Inn

  • Popular Bed & Breakfast Internet Directories
  • Popular Bed & Breakfast Print Guidebooks
  • What Goes in a Press Kit?
  • Guidelines for Direct Marketing

Products & Services – Guide to Industry Vendors

  • TBAA Associate Members
  • Vendor Resources