Turning Failure into Success: My Campground Story

Hey, fellow adventurers! Ever had one of those “I’ve made a huge mistake” moments? Yeah, me too. Picture this: my husband and I, wide-eyed and hopeful, diving headfirst into a franchise business like it’s the crisp, cool lake at our favorite campground. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

Facing the Wilderness of Business Failure

We were left high and dry by a franchisor who seemed to have packed up their RV and left in the middle of the night, leaving us with a business that was about as successful as a bear-proof cooler with a faulty lock (hint: not very).

The Turning Point: Hiring Our Business Park Ranger

But wait, there’s more! Just when we thought we might have to close up shop and retreat back to our cozy camper, we decided to hire a consultant, or as we like to call it, our business park ranger. This person guided us through the wilderness of franchise-free operations, helping us turn our failing business into a thriving campground bustling with happy campers.

The Takeaway: Get Lost to Find Your Path

So, what’s the moral of this campfire story? Sometimes, you need to get lost to find your true path. If your campground business feels more like a haunted forest than a serene oasis, don’t pack up just yet. Reach out for help, reassess your map, and press play on your bigger ideas. The journey may be long and winding, but remember, there’s more to life than business.

Wrapping Up: We’re Here for You

Stay tuned for more tales from the entrepreneurial trail. And remember, at Campground Accounting, we’re here to breathe life into your campground ownership and ensure you never miss an opportunity for growth. Now, who’s got the marshmallows?

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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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