Enforcing Early Check-In and Late Check-Out Fees: A Comedic Approach to Campground Accounting

Greetings from your CPA and RV enthusiast!

Hello, fellow campsite connoisseurs and number crunchers! If you’ve ever found yourself pacing around your office, wringing your hands over early check-in and late check-out fees, then I’m here to say, “Sit down, take a deep breath, and let’s laugh about it.”

The Wild Forest of Campground Business Accounting

I’m Donna, your friendly neighborhood CPA, and RV enthusiast. I’ve got a passion for progressive accounting that’s as fierce as a bear rummaging through an unattended picnic basket. I’m here to help you navigate the wild forest of campground business accounting.

Diving into Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs

Now, let’s dive headfirst into the murky waters of early check-ins and late check-outs. Picture this: It’s a beautiful day in your campground. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and then BAM! An eager beaver of a camper shows up at 8 AM for a noon check-in. You’re thrown off, sure, but don’t panic. Instead, consider your options.

Alternatives to Harsh Late Check-Out Penalties

Late checkouts can be a real thorn in your side, especially when you need to prepare the site for incoming guests. You could charge a late checkout fee, sure, but before you do, consider offering alternatives. If other sites are available, why not allow a limited late checkout with a small fee? This way, your guest leaves happy, and you’ve made a little extra cash. Win-win!

The Bottom Line: Balancing Customer Experience and Revenue

The bottom line is this: Early check-in and late check-out fees are tricky. They’re like trying to roast the perfect marshmallow – too much heat, and you’ll scare off your guests with burnt, bitter fees. But strike the right balance, and you’ll create a sweet, gooey experience that keeps them coming back for s’more.

Embracing the Adventure of Campground Ownership

So, let’s rethink these fees, shall we? It’s time to press play on your bigger ideas and breathe life into your campground ownership. Remember, there’s more to taxes than being on time, and there’s definitely more to life than business.

Conclusion: Every Day is an Adventure

Stay tuned for more insights and remember: in the world of campground accounting, every day is an adventure. Let’s explore it together.

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.

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