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So You Wanna Own a Bed & Breakfast

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Owning a Bed & Breakfast in a beautiful location is a dream-come-true business for many entrepreneurs. But there's a lot of work that goes into making this dream a profitable reality.

Justin interviews Doug Cook, owner of Brannnan Cottage Inn, a charming, Victorian B&B, located in beautiful Napa Valley, California.

Doug worked in the environmental protection/consulting business for over 30+ years for government agencies (US EPA), Fortune 500 Companies, and consulting companies of various sizes. After the kids graduated from college, Doug and his wife decided to buy a B&B and in 2004, purchased the Brannan Cottage Inn.

The Brannnan Cottage Inn's main building was built in 1860 by Sam Brannan as part of the original hot springs spa in Calistoga, California, a northern town in Napa Valley. Originally built as a resort consisting of 25 cottages, today's remaining building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is this year's winner of Trip Advisor's 2012 Certificate of Excellence.

Justin Krane is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of Krane Financial Solutions. His savvy approach to financial planning allows clients to unite their money with their lives and business. Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology, Justin partners with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision with education and financial modeling.