P655 Teletext 655 Oct11 21:51:11      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  VACANCY  Dear Mike I would love to run a small hotel or guest house. I am 28 and would appreciate any advice you have to take my idea a stage further. Please screen the training I might need, and any addresses for more information. Samantha, Waterfoot, Lancashire ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct11 21:51:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  VACANCY  Mike replies To become a proprieter of a small hotel or guest house, you will first need to buy one, or convert (with planning permission) an exisiting suitable property. You will need the business capital to it set up, and good advice on the viability of your investment. You will also need the skills necessary to run a small hotel or guest house effectively and profitably. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Guide to Jobseeker's Allowance 656 Mike will only reply on screen, so no SAEs, please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct11 21:50:01      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  VACANCY  Mike replies If you already have the property and/ or the capital, you should still seek financial advice from your bank or financial adviser to make sure your business plan is realistic. If you need to borrow money to purchase a property, you will certainly need financial advice. If neither the money nor the property is available, then you could seek work and training with a hotel group. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct11 21:50:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  VACANCY  Mike replies Look at "Caterer and Hotelkeeper" available from newsagents. Read "Careers and Training in Catering and Tourism" published by Butterworth Heinemann available from bookshops. Write to: HCTC, International House, High Street, Ealing, London, W5 5DB, for a copy of their annual report. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games