Outdoor Business Pros Offering Buy, Build or Sell Conference for Campgrounds, RV Parks and Glamping Businesses

Education & Training

Outdoor Business Pros, a website connecting outdoor hospitality professionals, is offering the Buy, Build or Sell Conference to assist people involved in outdoor hospitality and people considering getting into the business.

The online conference, set for January 26-27, is designed to help business owners make the best decisions as they consider buying, building or selling an RV park, campground or glamping business. It offers more than 50 sessions, led by more than 25 of the top professionals in the market. Mark Koep, founder and CEO of Campground Views is spearheading this program which can be viewed on-demand at your leisure.

Four live sessions are set for January 26-27. The feature panel discussions and Q&A for 90 minutes. The topics are:

January 26, Noon CST – Getting Stared in the Outdoor Hospitality Industry

January 26, 5 p.m. CST – Do I Build or Do I Buy

January 27, Noon CST – Selling My Park…and Doing it Right

January 27, 5 p.m. CST – Legal and Financial Whatcha MCallit

They are free with registration.

On January 28, the on-demand sessions are available. These session require a registration fee, starting at $299 for one-day access up to $1899 for Exclusive Plus Access.

Topics include:

  • How do I Fund the Purchase or Construction of my Business?
  • What to Know when Negotiating the Purchase of a Property
  • SBA and USDA Federal Loan Programs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
  • Lock Site Fees: Solving the Industry’s Oldest Dilemma
  • How to Find the Right Property to Buy or Build on
  • Legal Eagle – What a Lawyer has to Say about your Business Venture
  • DIY Social Media Tips and Tricks
  • Creating Value in your Property – How amenities Impact your Bottom Line and Picking the Right Ones
  • Understanding Pros and Cons of Franchising
  • How to Establish your Niche
  • Marketing and Advertising as you Build your Launch
  • Why it’s Important to be a Part of your State Association
  • Valuing your Business – Understanding How Expenses Impact your Bottom Line
  • Wi-Fi and Connectivity
  • Linens – The Touch of Comfort
  • Public Review – How to Encourage Good Reviews and Manage the Bad Ones
  • Business Policies and Procedures – What you Need and How to get Started
  • Utilizing Technology from a Park Operators Perspective
  • A New Park Owner’s Perspective on Taking Online Reservations
  • The Importance of the Camper Experience – Focused Booking Tools
  • What Kind of Park Should I go with? Seasonal? Daily and Weekly Rates? Long Term Tenants?
  • Understanding the Different Coverages and Policies Available for Insurance
  • Glamping Accommodations – Everything you Need to Know About Covered Wagons
  • How Insurance is a Part of your Path to Building or Buying a Park
  • We Don’t Take Risks, We Manage Them – How Safe Campgrounds get Great Insurance Rates
  • Waivers and Liability Risks – What Ones do you Need and What Does that Look Like
  • Teepees as a Glamping and Camping Accommodation
  • Yurts – Everything you Need to Know
  • Land Development Requirements – What Should I Know?
  • Mentally Preparing for Business Ownership
  • How to Effectively Manage your Employees, Customers, Vendors and Community
  • Disaster Planning – Why you Need it From the Outset
  • How Glamping is Transforming Outdoor Destinations and What you Can do to Prosper from it
  • Camping and Glamping Tents – What you Need to Know
  • What is a Treehouse? – Definition, Structural Options, Pros and Cons
  • Powering your Park – How Electricity is the Key to your Future
  • Researching Available Campgrounds
  • What Park Owners Need to Know About Smart Revenue Management
  • Defining Your Brand – How Storytelling Yields Results
  • Do you Need a Broker or Real Estate Agent when Buying or Selling your Park?
  • Software Setup:  9 Tips to Make More Money From the Get-Go
  • Have a Farm? – FarmStay USA Start Up Toolkit- How to Get Started
  • Opportunity Knocking: Finding New Revenue, and Profits, by Adding Technical Services at your Campground
  • Land Development Requirements – What Should I Know?

In addition to the sessions, the website features a partner area with links to organizations partnering with Outdoor Business Pros and a discussion area, where visitors can ask questions.

Learn more and register for the conference at OutdoorBusinessPros.com.