Outdoor Business ProsThe Buy, Build or Sell Conference has lined up 50 topic sessions with more being added every few days for its upcoming virtual event taking place Jan. 26 and 27 at OutdoorBusinessPros.com. Attendees will have on-demand access to the education sessions and live access to four Q&A panels, according to a press release.

“2021 is shaping up to be another record year for the camping industry and we are looking to help would-be owners, developers and operators get ready for it,” stated Mark Koep, founder and CEO of Outdoor Business Pros. “With our new format, we are providing attendees with the self-directed experience they demand.”

Topics are designed around the primary value proposition of the event with a focus on buying, building or selling an RV park, campground or glamping business. Topic areas include insurance, finance, brokering, operations, marketing, valuation, manufacturing, and supplies.

Some of the topics currently scheduled 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
  • What Liability Risks do you Personally have and how to Protect Against them
  • 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 the 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
  • How to Value your Business when Selling or Buying
  • Wastewater Management
  • 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 – 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
  • Treehouse Building Process: Design, Permitting, Fitting the Non-Traditional into Building Codes
  • 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
  • Selling your Park? Understanding Potential Buyers
  • Do you Need a Broker or Real Estate Agent when Buying or Selling your Park?
  • How to Get your Property Ready for Sale
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward:  What you Need to Know About your Park
  • Software Setup:  9 Tips to Make More Money From the Get-Go

For information contact Mark Koep at (805) 341-3828 or email [email protected]