In order for your interview to be posted on Magazine/News Placement Sites, kindly answer the mandatory questions listed below. We would also suggest answering the “Recommended” ones though. Please understand the more questions you answer, the better your interview will look. If you want your business to be successful, you will have to be prepared to be interviewed by serious newspapers and magazines. So consider this as a Media training exercise. The list of questions we are asking are the ones most Public Relations company uses to prepare you before scheduling an interview.

Please try and be honest and avoid “cliché” answers.

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Mandatory Questions –

  • Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

The R&B Bed and Breakfast is a newly remodeled 145 year old home on world famous Frenchmen Street. The colorful six bedroom, seven bathroom home features 14 foot ceilings, antique furnishings and high end mattresses & linens. The living room, formal dining room, breakfast room and courtyard are for all to enjoy.

  • Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

Owners Rita and Bil (brother and sister) acquired the home at the end of 2013 with dreams of refurbishing the dilapidated mansion. Rita’s education and passion for design finally had a palate to be dressed. After tireless months of renovation, the R&B Bed and Breakfast was born.

  • What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?

The inspiration for the Bed and Breakfast came from Bil’s love of New Orleans and his sister Rita. As an owner of two flourishing bars on Frenchmen Street, Bil became aware of the failing B&B down the street was in foreclosure. He saw an opertunity to renew the beautifyul home and provide his sister (who had been working for decades in retail) a more fulfilling career and outlet for her gift of design and customer service.

  • What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?

Fast is fun, slow is painful!

Hire the best to do what needs to be done.

Keep good credit to buy assets.

  • What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Hire the best to do what needs to be done.

Keep good credit to buy assets.

  • How many hours do you work a day on average?

2-3

  • To what do you most attribute your success?

Landmark Forum seminars and commitment

  • How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?

Word of mouth
Social media
Asking for reviews

  • Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?

Good credit and successful businesses

  • What is the best way to achieve long-term success?

Buy more assets

  • Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

Retired

To know more about me and R&B Bed and breakfast visit our website http://rbbedandbreakfast.com/