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Bed and Breakfast Operations

Small, locally-owned businesses are an integral part of the Iowa economy. Bed and breakfast (B&B) operations are excellent examples of hospitality businesses that provide unique experiences while supporting the local economy. HRIM Extension is proud to help support bed and breakfast operations and other small and medium hospitality enterprises. 

ISU Extension Research and Publications:


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Selected Readings:

  • Gilmore, J.H. & Pine, B.P (2000). Markets of One: Creating Customer-unique Value through Mass Customization. Harvard Business School Press. Cambridge, MA.
  • Pine, B.P & Gilmore, J.H. (1999). The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business is a Stage. Harvard Business School Press. Cambridge, MA.


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