About 15 years ago, I started my retreat business journey. So much has changed since then with the beginning of Facebook and the influx of smart phones. Now everything can be found at your fingertips including learning just about anything. But, online knowledge wasn't readily available 15 years ago, and I had to figure things out on my own when I started my retreat business. It cost me to the tune of $100,000 - Gasp!
In this week's Retreat News, I'll share how that $100,000 retreat business education breaks out, and a way for you to get a better education at a much lower price tag.
One of my favorite quotes is "Experience is the best teacher. The test comes first and then the lesson." Well, experience does come at a price tag of costly mistakes, failures, and going down the wrong roads at times.
I'd like to share what my $100,000 of mistakes, failures, and wrong roads looked liked that got me my retreat business education. Here's how it breaks out:
$1,500 - Offering a "continental breakfast" that offered no value to the experience of the retreat guests.
$2,500 - Hiring a general marketing expert and spending hours educating them on my research - received a 3 page positioning statement in return :(
$22,000 - Lost revenue of unreserved retreat weekends due to not marketing and advertising early enough.
$29,000 - Taking bad advice from a realtor and not selling my 2nd retreat as a business.
$45,000 - Lost income from waiting to open my 2nd retreat venue because of signing a 2 year non compete agreement.
Those numbers can be hard for me to at without wanting to hide under a blanket and cry, but then I think, if it helped get me to where I am today, then I grateful.
When you are in the retreat business, you kind of have this heart felt passion to help others. And, I honestly, don't want anyone to go down some of the same roads I did when I started my business. So, I created the Retreat Business Academy to help those that want to start a retreat business or those that want to continue to learn and grow in their current business.
Retreat Business Academy has been 3 years in the making and is a compilation of my 15 years experience of owning two retreat venues, hosting retreat events, and promoting over 325 retreats on the Scrapbook and Quilt Retreat Directories. I've invested in online courses, training programs and hired consultants to get the knowledge to package this expertise in a format that can be afforded and accessible to all who desire to learn and grow plus join a community of retreat entrepreneurs for continued inspiration and support.
Retreat Business Academy at 50% off closes tonight! Click Here to Enroll!
It will be the last time to join the online program at the introductory price so if you have retreat business dreams and goals, please don't miss out. I would to thank all that have joined already as the journey will be worth it, and it will only get better.
If you have any questions about the Retreat Business Academy Program, please do not hesitate to email us at retreatbusinessacademy (@) gmail.com.
I hope to see you inside the program!
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