We help the next generation of entrepreneurs and aspiring innkeepers
navigate the challenging process of finding, financing, and
purchasing the "Business of Their Dreams."


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

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What Clients Say . . .

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

“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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Sheridan House Inn

“We never would be here as innkeepers of the Sheridan House Inn at the gateway to the Grand Canyon, with guests from all over the world delighting in our special brand of Arizona hospitality, without Rick Newman of InnFinancing. It’s a fact that most B&B

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The Lion and the Rose – Asheville NC

“Rick was such a pleasure to work with. He was helpful in guiding us through the ups and downs of financing our inn. He was a huge part in making our dream come true and we cannot express how grateful we are to have connected

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North Lodge at Oakland – Asheville NC

“We spent the better part of 15 years dreaming of owning a Bed & Breakfast. We toured numerous Inns, attended The B&B Team’s Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar, and conversed with many Innkeepers to educate ourselves about the Innkeeping Business. We put in a great deal of

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Hospitality Loan Prequalification

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. A Prequalified Buyer™ designation identifies a person or persons as having

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Aspiring Innkeeper FAQs

How do I determine how much I can afford before I begin shopping for a B&B/Inn?

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

How can I know how much of a loan I need to purchase the “Inn of my/our dreams?

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Innkeeper & Aspiring Innkeeper Training Workshops

Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

June 22, 2022-June 26, 2022
(3:00 PM)

Considering becoming an innkeeper and want to participate in the daily operations of a successful inn? Not sure what happens behind the scenes?
Launched in 2016, our Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop will give you a clear understanding of the daily activities involved in creating a successful business. From preparing and serving breakfast and learning to clean a room quickly and thoroughly to taking reservations and checking in guests, the realities of running your property are much clearer Read More when you’ve
actually worked the jobs.
Your instructor for this workshop is Linda Hayes, a former innkeeper and restaurant owner from Virginia. Working with her is Brigitte Butz, the owner of Foxfield Inn, located in
Charlottesville, VA.
Overall Sample Schedule:
Thursday arrival by 2pm, Workshop begins at 3 pm with 7 pm group dinner offsite
Friday 7 am-7 pm Hands-on all day with dinner on your own
Saturday 7 am-7 pm Hands-on all day with group dinner offsite
Sunday 9 am-12 noon – Hands-on and wrap-up and depart after 12:30 pm
Lodging is not included in the workshop fee and it is required that you stay at the property to gain the full workshop experience. Lodging at the host property is required and must be booked and paid directly via phone with each property after confirmation of the workshop is received. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are included with lodging. 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: This is a level two program, and to ensure quality and maximum benefit for you, taking a first-level seminar is a prerequisite. ***You must have attended a one-day or beginning workshop or an approved substitute.
Cancellation Policy: 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: $975 per person (including program, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks, workbook and more); $625 for each additional related person or person from the same property
Location: Foxfield Inn, Charlottsville VA

Online Registration

Weekend Seminar – Granbury, TX

August 20, 2022-August 21, 2022
(10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

The weekend seminar is our premier and most in-depth future innkeeper program and allows for more face time and interaction with your instructors. The weekend seminar package includes group instruction, workbooks, personalized follow-up consultation, meals, and breaks. The Inn will offer optional wine and cheese on Friday evening to guests of the Inn/seminar; Dinner Saturday night will be an upscale yet relaxed affair, and you are the guests of The B&B Team® for both these events, plus your Read More lunch on Saturday. The cost of your lodging during the seminar is additional, and we have negotiated a preferred rate for our seminar attendees.
In addition to the seminar on starting a bed and breakfast itself, as a graduate, you will be eligible for a personal, half-day planning session with one of us at our office or over the phone/video conference.
Attendees for the weekend seminars should plan on checking in on Friday afternoon/evening. Please plan on departing after 12:30 PM on Sunday. Click here for a seminar agenda.
Instructors: Eben Viens and Hosting Innkeepers
Workshop Location: Inn on Lake Granbury – Granbury, TXUpon confirmation of your seminar registration, please make your room reservation. Each attendee is responsible for booking their room at the host inn by calling the inn (817) 573-0046. Please do not book online or through an OTA (Online Travel Agency). Tell Innkeepers or staff that you are with The B&B Team’s seminar to receive the preferred rate. We suggest attendees stay at the host Inn but you are not required to.
Fees: $325 for one person and 425.00 for two people
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations received with 21 or more days notice before the seminar will receive a full refund less a $25.00 cancellation service fee. Any cancellation within 21 days prior to the seminar will receive full credit for a future seminar. Lodging cancellations will be governed by the Inn’s cancellation policy.
Seminar participation is limited to ensure the appropriate level of personalized service you expect and deserve and in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Seminar registration is on a first come – first served basis and, should the seminar be full, we will advise you immediately and place you on a priority waitlist.
Please do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions you may have regarding this seminar and the other services we provide for Aspiring and Current Innkeepers.

Cost: $325 for one person and $425 for two people
Location: Inn on Lake Granbury – Granbury, TX

Online Registration

Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop

September 8, 2022-September 11, 2022
(3:00 PM)

Considering becoming an innkeeper and want to participate in the daily operations of a successful inn? Not sure what happens behind the scenes?
Launched in 2016, our Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop will give you a clear understanding of the daily activities involved in creating a successful business. From preparing and serving breakfast and learning to clean a room quickly and thoroughly to taking reservations and checking in guests, the realities of running your property are much clearer Read More when you’ve
actually worked the jobs.
Your instructor for this workshop is Linda Hayes, a former innkeeper and restaurant owner from Virginia. Working with her in the Spring is Amy Draper, the owner of Armory Park Inn, located in Tucson, AZ.
Overall Sample Schedule:
Thursday arrival by 2pm, Workshop begins at 3 pm with 7 pm group dinner offsite
Friday 7 am-7 pm Hands-on all day with dinner on your own
Saturday 7 am-7 pm Hands-on all day with group dinner offsite
Sunday 9 am-12 noon – Hands-on and wrap-up and depart after 12:30 pm
Lodging is not included in the workshop fee and it is required that you stay at the property to gain the full workshop experience. Lodging at the host property is required and must be booked and paid directly via phone with each property after confirmation of the workshop is received. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are included with lodging. 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: This is a level two program, and to ensure quality and maximum benefit for you, taking a first-level seminar is a prerequisite. ***You must have attended a one-day or beginning workshop or an approved substitute.
Cancellation Policy: 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: $975 (incl. programming, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks, workbook, and more); $625 each additional related person or person from same property
Location: Armory Park Inn, Tucson AZ

Online Registration

One Day Virtual Comprehensive Workshop

September 10, 2022-September 10, 2022
(10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

The Virtual Seminar is being offered as an alternative to our in-person aspiring Innkeeper sessions. This session covers much of the same material as the One Day Comprehensive Seminar and will help to affirm attendees’ interest in a possible Inn purchase.  The seminar includes six hours of instruction and workbooks. Follow-up consultations can be scheduled individually on a case-by-case basis.
The Virtual Seminar begins at 10:00 AM ET and ends at 5:00 PM ET and will welcome attendee Read More participation throughout the day.  There will be a 60-minute lunch break and the seminar will be recorded and sent to attendees so they can review materials in their own time. The cost of the Virtual Seminar is $99.00.
Instructors: Eben Viens and Guests
Workshop Location: Your Location
Fees: $99.00 per device
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations received with 21 or more days’ notice before the seminar will receive a full refund less a $25.00 cancellation service fee. Any cancellation within 21 days prior to the seminar will receive full credit for a future seminar.
Seminar participation is limited to 20 participants to ensure the appropriate level of personalized service you expect.  Seminar registration is on a first come – first served basis and, should the seminar be full, we will advise you immediately and place you on a priority waitlist.
Please do not hesitate to call 802-380-7312 or email us with any questions you may have regarding this seminar and the other services we provide for Aspiring and Current Innkeepers.

Cost: $99 per device
Location: Your Location

Online Registration

One Day Virtual Comprehensive Workshop

October 22, 2022-October 22, 2022
(10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

The Virtual Seminar is being offered as an alternative to our in-person aspiring Innkeeper sessions. This session covers much of the same material as the One Day Comprehensive Seminar and will help to affirm attendees’ interest in a possible Inn purchase.  The seminar includes six hours of instruction and workbooks. Follow-up consultations can be scheduled individually on a case-by-case basis.
The Virtual Seminar begins at 10:00 AM ET and ends at 5:00 PM ET and will welcome attendee Read More participation throughout the day.  There will be a 60-minute lunch break and the seminar will be recorded and sent to attendees so they can review materials in their own time. The cost of the Virtual Seminar is $99.00.
Instructors: Eben Viens and Guests
Workshop Location: Your Location
Fees: $99.00 per device
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations received with 21 or more days notice before the seminar will receive a full refund less a $25.00 cancellation service fee. Any cancellation within 21 days prior to the seminar will receive full credit for a future seminar.
Seminar participation is limited to 20 participants to ensure the appropriate level of personalized service you expect.  Seminar registration is on a first come – first served basis and, should the seminar be full, we will advise you immediately and place you on a priority waitlist.
Please do not hesitate to call 802-380-7312 or email us with any questions you may have regarding this seminar and the other services we provide for Aspiring and Current Innkeepers.

Cost: $99 per device
Location: Your Location

Online Registration

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The Inn on Montford in Asheville, NC

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Doug Bagnasco & Jim DeBlasi, Innkeepers

Devonfield Inn, The Berkshires in Lee, MA

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The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast, Waynesville, NC

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