My wife Kathy and I had a ton ‘o fun at Barney’s Motel.
Barney’s still exists (Feb 2012) and when we accepted
the job of putting the business back on its feet we
had no idea this flea bitten dive in Brandon
Manitoba would provide us with so many
terrific and terrible adventures! Over
a four year span (2001 – 2005) we
tried everything humanly possible
to make Barney’s Motel a success and
boy, did it work! Even though 50% burned down.
Thank you, friend.
Story of how we employed practical humor with great success at Barney’s Motel and other places.
Recent photo (june 2011) of what was left of Barney’s Motel when we sold it in 2005. (the readerboard sign under the happy face says: Rooms So Clean Even Our Mothers Are Proud. People loved it!
Seth Godin was kind enough to include Barney’s Motel in his ebook 99 Cows – Cow #41
Some actual Help Wanted ads that really worked to attract excellent employees
Humor in business is so important that if Walmart can’t have it all they want none!
How easy is it to manufacture smiles? Pretty dang easy as this actual real time, real people, airport smile experiment proves.