Starting a Guide Service? You Need This Book.

$80,628,545,863 was spent on trail sports alone in 2012.

$80,628,545,863 was spent on trail sports alone in 2012–be a part of this growing industry on your own terms.

Are you thinking about starting a guide service? Have you ever wanted to know more about what it takes to start and run an outdoor adventure company? This book tells you everything you need to know about the process, and what to expect once you get going with the business. How to Own and Operate an Outdoor Guide Service covers many topics, including:

–How to pick a location for your business

–What to expect during the permit process

–How to work with land management agencies

–Day-to-day operations guidelines

–Internet marketing and web site tips

–Managing unforeseen events during trips and business dealings

–Things to consider living in a small town or outside of a national park

–Hospitality industry basics as they apply to outdoor adventure activities

And more! How to Own and Operate an Outdoor Guide Service was written by Julia Cozby, a former guide and outfitter at Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for ten years. From working in a national park to living in a small town, as well as including examples of situations that might arise in the course of doing business, Julia offers practical advice on the kind of vehicle to use for maximizing profits, how to handle atypical situations with your clients, and do’s and don’t’s in the general operation of your business.

Guiding in Escalante, UT

The author hiking with clients, Escalante, UT, 2006.

If you love the great outdoors, or have experience as a guide with another company and are ready to step up, this book is the perfect primer for starting your own guide service. Learn from the author’s experience of owning her own outfitting business, and discover the freedom and satisfaction of being your own boss, and working in the great outdoors! The information that is covered in this book won’t be found anywhere else, as it contains information that other guides and outfitters are unwilling to disclose. If you are thinking about starting an adventure company, or are already a few steps down the road in starting a guide service, this book will pay for itself many times over.

The book costs $7.99 and will be delivered/downloaded as a PDF file, so be sure you have an Adobe Reader program on your computer, tablet, or phone.

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