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Planning To Buy Land, A Campground, Glamping Business Or Camping Site For Sale?

Have you been searching for land or a camping business with the idea of updating it into a glamping site? Have you been spending your evening searching Google for 'campgrounds for sale by owner near me' or searching Craigslist or Rightmove for your perfect camp business for sale? Well, before you start the process of buying land for a campsite there are a few checks you need to make first when looking for those camping sites for sale.

This is one of a number of growing trends and ideas for campsites to make them more profitable and relaunch tired facilities to a new market segment, attract new customers and boost the overall income from those campsites. So if you are wondering how to start a camping business or how to set up a campground and turn it into something more profitable, then read on.

How To Start A Camping Business Or Campsite

Starting a campsite from scratch can be particularly challenging. This is why it is a clever idea to look for sites that already...

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding How to Organise a Profitable Retreat

Planning a retreat can be a great way to share your expertise, connect with like-minded people, and make a profit. However, organising a profitable retreat that successfully attracts the number of attendees you want requires careful planning and attention to detail. In the sections below we'll cover everything you need to know to ensure your retreat is not only rewarding but also profitable. We also cover new ways to use AI to help you build your retreat in half the time, how to get sponsors involved in your event and our selling-without-selling strategy for filling the spaces at your event.

Define your retreat goals and target audience

Before you start planning your retreat, it's important to define your goals and target audience. What do you hope to achieve with your retreat? Who is your ideal attendee? Understanding your goals and target audience will help you make important decisions about the location, activities, and pricing of your retreat. It will also help...

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How To Plan A Retreat - A Step By Step Business Guide

How do you plan a retreat business successfully and what steps are involved? People host and run retreats for a multitude of reasons. For some, it might be they have a passion for helping people improve their health, de-stress through mindfulness at wellness retreats or improve their flexibility through yoga retreats. They might have a skill they want to share in craft retreats or they might be leaders wanting to organise spiritual retreats. Maybe they have retired recently and are looking for a lifestyle business idea that can supplement their pension. Others might be more business focused and want to improve the occupancy of their hospitality business during the quieter shoulder months or run corporate retreats, which can be quite lucrative. Whatever the reason, deciding to host retreats may be the perfect career path for you into your own lifestyle business that reignites your inspiration and allows you to start something as a stand-alone business, an extra service...

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Guest Welcome Packs, Digital Guestbooks & Components Of Guest Experience Ideas

In this article, we are going to explain the intricacies of guest welcome packs, digital guestbooks and components of guest experience ideas so you can really wow your guests and keep them coming back for more.

As a glamping business entrepreneur, you know that hospitality is key when it comes to running your unique holiday rental business. From the moment a potential customer or client enters your space, they should feel welcomed and comfortable.

One way to make sure your guests feel welcome is to provide them with a guest welcome pack or guestbook before they arrive or shortly afterwards. This packet of information can include everything from a map of your business to local restaurant recommendations.

Here's what you need to know about creating and providing a guest welcome pack for your guests and if you're looking for inspiration, be sure to check out our list of ideas for what to include in your guest welcome pack below. Ready to get started?

In this article we are going to...

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The Perfectly Planned And Profitable Retreats System®

Filling your retreat events and growing your business is possible, even without a large email list or social media following but it's surprising how many times people say they struggle while often having to rearrange dates or cancel at the last minute.

There is a lot involved in organising events. From finding the right location to marketing your services a retreat business can be complicated to set up. If you are thinking of running a retreat then the Perfectly Planned And Profitable Retreats System® has been put together to help you understand the basic essentials to launch and grow a successful retreat business in whatever shape fits your life.

If you need more help and support to get your retreat business started quickly and profitably with sold-out events then get in touch as we can help you jump ahead of the competition in half the time.


A few things to consider are:

1. What is a retreat and what are the benefits of organising and attending one

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How To Start A Retreat Business With The Perfectly Planned And Profitable Retreats System®

Have you ever wondered how to start a retreat business or thought about running unique events as part of a new lifestyle business? Or maybe you've attended a retreat and felt you could do a better job running it. What about starting a yoga retreat business... or craft, health, wellness, corporate retreats, using skills or a passion you already have? Or maybe you already run a glamping business and are thinking of using retreats as a way of increasing your occupancy. Interesting, definitely, but surely you need a retreats business plan and where do you start?

How To Start A Retreat Business

What is more exciting than having a passion and watching it evolve into a viable business while following a lifestyle that draws like-minded people together in an inspirational way?

Therein lies the value of running a retreats business and this inspiring Masterclass helps kickstart you into action. The Perfectly Planned and Profitable Retreats System® gives you everything you need to...

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Camping Sites For Sale - What To Check Before You Buy

Owning your own campsite can be a dream come true for entrepreneurs who love the outdoors. In fact, looking for camping sites for sale near you and transforming them into glamping sites is the new big trend as it allows you to take a tired camping site and turn it into a revenue-generating machine. However, before you buy a camping site, there are some things you need to check out. In this article, I discuss what you need to look for when buying campgrounds for sale by owner, how to make sure it's the perfect fit for your lifestyle business dreams and how to make it more profitable. So, if you're thinking about buying a camping site, and especially if you are interested in transforming an existing campsite into a glamping site, then keep reading!

Are you looking for camping sites for sale?

Some of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a camping site can often go unexplored and unnoticed and this can lead to a failed purchase or a new business that stalls because...

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Starting A Glamping Business - 5 Myths You Must Know!

Starting a glamping business or unique holiday rental comes with its own start-up formula and there are a key number of phases that every business owner will go through when planning and implementing their ideas and I include them here for those at the beginning of their startup journey.

I have supported thousands of owners in the decade-plus years I have been working in this industry but what I have started to notice is how a few of those outside the industry are trying to confuse new owners with myths and fake information to muddy the water. This is leading to mistakes being made and valuable time and resources being lost, so I thought I would highlight the 5 most damaging myths currently being circulated.

Myth #1 - You Need Your Own Land (No, You Don't!)

Acquiring the land needed to set up a glamping business can feel like an obstacle for many people. It may be difficult to find or afford suitable land or find the right style of property when looking for a house...

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How To Start A Glamping Business

Wondering how to start a glamping business and the income you might be able to achieve in hospitality? The key, as with any new industry or lifestyle business choice is research. Understanding what this means for your future prospects can help answer those questions about profitability or potential success in an increasingly competitive world marketplace!

How To Start A Glamping Business Or Eco-Retreat 

Here, we have given you everything you need to kick off your lifestyle business dreams, including access to a definitive glamping business course that will take you through all the steps for starting this style of eco-accommodation from scratch. This will help to guide you through the development of your campground business plan and making navigating this new journey easier. 

Is Glamping A Good Business?

We are huge advocates of glamping and believe we’re not alone in this with the growth of the emerging market being drawn into the tourism and camping...

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OTA Ghosting in the Glamping and Hospitality Industry

In the Start Up And Grow Club, an accelerator program for glamping businesses and unique holiday rental hosts, we have been talking about negative practices being used by OTAs to the detriment of small business owners. One such practice is ‘ghosting’.

This is such an unscrupulous activity it definitely supports the case for generating more direct bookings between the hosts and guests and relying less on OTAs (online travel agents).

Listen to podcast episode #44 on your favourite platform here.

Ghosting is becoming increasingly common within the hospitality industry but it’s likely you haven’t heard of it before as OTAs are doing a great job of covering their tracks with this underhand technique, which they are using to boost their profits.  

With many OTAs changing their terms and conditions to allow them to carry this out legally, it is incredibly important that hospitality owners are aware of the negative impact that ghosting can...

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