Commercial Capital Network

Commercial Financing, Acquisition and Funding Strategies for Bed & Breakfasts,
Country & Historic Inns, Resorts, Campgrounds, Wedding Venues & Other Hospitality Venues

InnFinancing.com and Commercial Capital Network are owned by Richard K. Newman, a nationwide inn consultant, specializing in Commercial Financing & Acquisition/Funding Strategies for Bed & Breakfasts, Country & Historic Inns, Resorts, Campgrounds, Wedding Venues & Other Hospitality Venues.  Rick consults with business owners who wish to restructure debt obligations, but dedicates the majority of his energy helping the next generation of business entrepreneurs and aspiring innkeepers navigate the challenging process to identify and purchase “The Business of Their Dreams.”  

Richard K Newman
Commercial Capital Network Owner & Founder

What Clients Say . . .

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

“Sam and I were one of the lucky ones.  We found Rick right at the start and before hiring any of our other professionals of the great team that helped us buy Lookout Point Lakeside Inn.  While away for Thanksgiving weekend 2016, we huddled in

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North Shire Lodge

“Owning our own business seemed somewhat far-fetched until 2020 turned the world upside down; so we did what any sensible adult would do. In December of that year, we left our jobs, sold our home (and most of its contents) and spent the next 8

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Andon-Reid Inn

“Unquestionably, working with Rick Newman was the single best decision we made as we were pursuing our dream of owning a B&B.  Rick helped us through the complex financing process in today’s challenging environment and was always there for us through the ups and downs.  We

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Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa

“We had spent our entire careers in healthcare and intended to retire from this profession in the not too distant future… then the Covid pandemic hit.  After experiencing several difficult situations, Scott put a lot of thought into what our future could be and convinced

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Abbington Green B&B Testimonial

Abbington Green

“We had been considering buying a Bed & Breakfast for several years.  We stayed at B&B’s regularly and kept our eyes on the market, we also took the opportunity to chat with Inn owners across the country whenever we had the opportunity.” “Then, 2020 and the

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The Aerie B&B Inn

The Aerie

“For many years, we thought about owning a Bed & Breakfast when the time was right. When we reached that point, we set out to learn as much as we could about becoming innkeepers and how to avoid the pitfalls in finding the right property

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Oak Hill on Love Lane

“Rick is a master at helping people finance Inns and B&Bs. What not too many people say is that Rick takes each sale personally and you make a friend for life.  Rick helped me finance Oak Hill On Love Lane in Waynesville, NC last year,

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The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast

“We would not have been successful in achieving our goal of B&B ownership without Rick’s help and guidance. His thoughtful and smart approach consistently kept us a step ahead without overwhelming us, even when significant obstacles appeared. He was persistent and creative partner who focused

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Cornerstone B&B, Philadelphia, PA

Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

“For more than 25 years, my grandmother (Rick Newman’s Mother) owned the New Hope Lodge in New Hope, PA.  I spent much of my childhood after school with her at the inn watching her work never imagining that one day I would want to own

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Get in touch and begin your journey to “Finding the Business of Your Dreams”

The Prequalified Buyer™ evaluation and designation provide Aspiring Innkeepers a credible way to quantify how much purchasing power they really have as it relates to identifying hospitality properties that best fit their financial qualifications and professional or personal objectives. This certification identifies a person or persons as having submitted, the required proofs and documentation for verification and 

How can I know how much of a loan I qualify for to purchase a B&B/inn?

How do I determine a fair asking/offering price for the inn/s I am considering?

How much do I need to have for a down payment to purchase an inn?

Owner’s Quarters?

Can I really use my retirement funds to open a business without taxes or penalties?

What if my accountant (or lawyer) isn’t familiar with this type of financing plan or isn’t sure it could be done?

What if I have more than one retirement savings account?

Innkeeper & Aspiring Innkeeper Training Workshops

Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

March 30, 2023-April 2, 2023
3:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Hands-on Workshop is a boot camp that occurs over 4 days limited to a maximum of 2 teams and occurs at selected small lodging properties where you will stay and work throughout the entire workshop. Your workshop includes personalized instruction, a workbook, (2) lunches, and (2) dinners included in the workshop fees plus private consultation within one year after the workshop. The bed and breakfast provides breakfast each morning and daytime beverages and snacks. Dinner on Friday evening is Read More not included so suggestions will be made and typically all attendees go to dinner together at an area restaurant. Attendees should check in at 2 pm as the workshop will begin at 3:00 PM. Please plan to depart after 1:00 PM on the final day.
Lodging is not included in the workshop fee and it is required that you stay at the property to gain the full workshop experience. A 25% discount is offered for additional room nights booked beyond the required three nights and must be requested at the time of booking. Once you receive my confirmation of your seminar registration, you may call to book one of the rooms we have on hold.
Pre-Requisite: You must have attended a one day or beginning workshop or an approved substitute.
Fees: $999.00 for one person and $699.00 for a second related person or person from the same property. A confirmation and invoice with payment instructions will be sent directly to you upon verification of the pre-requisite. Credits cards may be used for payment with a 3% fee added.
Cancellation Policys: If you must cancel your registration, please contact me immediately. Workshops are limited in the number of attendees so you must cancel 60 days prior to receive a full refund. Any cancellation received within 60 days prior to the workshop will be refunded only if the space is rebooked. A $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. Lodging cancellations will be governed by the inn’s cancellation policy.

Cost: $999.00 for one person and $699.00 for a second related person or person from the same property
Location: Foxfield Inn, Charlottsville VA

Online Registration

Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

September 7, 2023-September 10, 2023
3:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Hands-on Workshop is a boot camp that occurs over 4 days limited to a maximum of 2 teams and occurs at selected small lodging properties where you will stay and work throughout the entire workshop. Your workshop includes personalized instruction, a workbook, (2) lunches, and (2) dinners included in the workshop fees plus private consultation within one year after the workshop. The bed and breakfast provides breakfast each morning and daytime beverages and snacks. Dinner on Friday evening is Read More not included so suggestions will be made and typically all attendees go to dinner together at an area restaurant. Attendees should check in at 2 pm as the workshop will begin at 3:00 PM. Please plan to depart after 1:00 PM on the final day.
Lodging is not included in the workshop fee and it is required that you stay at the property to gain the full workshop experience. A 25% discount is offered for additional room nights booked beyond the required three nights and must be requested at the time of booking. Once you receive my confirmation of your seminar registration, you may call to book one of the rooms we have on hold.
Pre-Requisite: You must have attended a one day or beginning workshop or an approved substitute.
Fees: $999.00 for one person and $699.00 for a second related person or person from the same property. A confirmation and invoice with payment instructions will be sent directly to you upon verification of the pre-requisite. Credits cards may be used for payment with a 3% fee added.
Cancellation Policys: If you must cancel your registration, please contact me immediately. Workshops are limited in the number of attendees so you must cancel 60 days prior to receive a full refund. Any cancellation received within 60 days prior to the workshop will be refunded only if the space is rebooked. A $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. Lodging cancellations will be governed by the inn’s cancellation policy.

Cost: $999.00 for one person and $699.00 for a second related person or person from the same property
Location: Armory Park Inn, Tucson, AZ

Online Registration

Five in Five Virtual Workshop – Five Sessions over Five Weeks


Five in Five Virtual Workshop offers a steady pace of online learning over a period of five weeks. Weekly 2-hour sessions are scheduled to tackle each area of focus, with assignments to be completed between each session. All sessions are considered one-on-one learning experiences with content customized to meet your vision. The start date is scheduled to meet your schedule.

Fees: $1500 – A confirmation and invoice with payment instructions will be sent directly to you upon registration.

Cost: $1500
Location: Your Location

Online Registration

Bed & Breakfast and Country Inn News/Client Blogs

Willy & Shawnie Gruber, Innkeepers

The Inn on Montford in Asheville, NC

  • Tales from Our Pet Friendly B&B: The Adventures of ClementineTales from Our Pet Friendly B&B: The Adventures of Clementine
    With four tiny paws and a chocolate brown coat, a little greeter roams through 1900 Inn on Montford, tail wagging from one room to the next. She’s cuddly, sweet, loves to play and is the happiest when given a treat. As you walk through the main house, you might find her taking a nap in […] The post Tales from Our Pet Friendly B&B: The Adventures of Clementine appeared first on 1900 Inn on Montford. Read more »
Doug Bagnasco & Jim DeBlasi, Innkeepers

Devonfield Inn, The Berkshires in Lee, MA

  • The Clark Art Institute in the BerkshiresThe Clark Art Institute in the Berkshires
    Many consider the Clark Art Institute in the Berkshires a treasure trove in northwest Massachusetts. And we concur. After a thoughtful renovation and expansion, the original white marble museum was joined by the glass and concrete Clark Center and the … Continue reading → The post The Clark Art Institute in the Berkshires first appeared on Devonfield Inn. Read more »
Chad King & Josh Larson, Innkeepers

The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast, Waynesville, NC

  • Valentine’s Dinner at The Yellow House
    Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday in 2023. Since planning a mid-week escape can be challenging for many people, we are making it easy to do something special for your someone special! This year, we will be preparing and serving a romantic Valentine’s Dinner for a limited number of inn guests. Dinners will be served… The post Valentine’s Dinner at The Yellow House appeared first on The Yellow House. Read more »
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