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Hi, I’m Donna Bordeaux with Campground Accounting and I wanted to give you a little bit of an update on what we’re seeing going on. I know there’s a lot of confusion out there and a lot of things are happening that are extremely out of the ordinary for campground owners, but I want you to know I’m on the road traveling and last week I was at a campground in St. Mary’s, Georgia filled to the rim. They were making accommodations to fit other people in boondocking and taking every ounce of space they could find because travelers have different plans than they did before, especially if you’re anywhere near the East coast with spring break and Disney’s closed. There’s a lot of people doing different things than they thought they were going to do over the next couple of weeks. So take a look at your park, make sure that people know if you do have availability, email all of your previous guests who’ve ever been to your park, tell them what you’re doing, remind them that you are open.
They are probably going to have some rough times ahead and they may need to get out of the house for a while, especially if they’ve got a lot of young children out. And camping is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of this situation that we have today. Also, make sure that your wifi is working well and optimized. This is a great time to test it out. Those people who are traveling on the road are going to need to make sure that they have good wifi access to get to kids’ schools and also their work that they may not be able to go to right now. So take a look, let people know that you’re open, let them know the steps that you’re taking to make sure that your campground is a safe place for them to be. Also, if you’re in a warmer destination, remind people there’s nothing like being outside the sunshine is there to help and ultraviolet light is going to naturally help disinfect.
So keep that progress going. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can for your campground. We’re also seeing that a lot of campgrounds have gone to phone check in or phone purchases. So you can take orders from people if they need firewood, if they need supplies from your camp store, all they have to do is phone in or maybe even text. Take advantage of your operation system with your reservations. Most all of them have a lot of this capability built in, even if you’re not using it. So take advantage of that. I wish you all well. Please let me know if there’s anything at all that we can do to help make this tough time a little bit easier for you. I’m Donna Bordeaux with CampgroundAccounting.com
Donna Bordeaux, CPA with CampgroundAccounting.com
What happens when you send two CPAs out into the relaxing outdoors to camp? You get CampgroundAccounting.com. Donna and Chad have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They camp and travel across the country every chance they get, so it’s just a natural fit that they focus their CPA skills on helping campground owners throughout the USA grow their businesses and minimize the impact of taxes. They understand the key performance indicators and specialized issued that face RV park owners every day.