We are currently looking for:
A second business partner to invest in and to help manage the business. This individual will have some business experience and will be able to invest anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 in the business. This partner will be half owner in the business and land, and will be responsible along with the primary partner for the day-to-day running of the campground resort.
In the future, we will be looking for:
A food vendor (or possibly two) will be needed to run the restaurant, snack bar, and offer meal plans. Restaurant space will be available for lease in the main lodge. This space will serve as both a restaurant providing meals to campers and possibly as a gay bar to the nearby rural community on evenings and weekends. Snack bar space might also be leased in the recreation building by the same or a different food vendor. At least one of the food vendors will need to offer meal plans to campers at campground gatherings and conferences. Food vendor(s) need to be identified and contracted no later than 6 months before the opening of the campground resort.
Shareholders will be needed to buy stock in the business. Up to 30 shares in the business will be sold. At least two types / classes of shares will be offered within a price range of $5,000-10,000 per full share. Half shares might also be offered. The two types / classes of shares will be differentiated by by differences in rights and responsibilities as a shareholder. This may include different preferences for payout or rights to have a voice and vote on our board of advisors. Returns will be paid out of profits over a specified period (likely 10 years). It is hoped that at the end of the 10 year period, the business owners will be in a position to buy back the shares from shareholders. A terms sheet specifying terms for each type of stock will be drawn up with the assistance of an experienced financial advisor and a business attorney before any shares are sold. The majority of funds raised from selling stock will go into buildings and land features.
Crowdfunding may be used to fund equipment, appliances, furnishings, and so forth. Pledges over certain thresholds will be offered annual and lifetime memberships. Other perks such as access passes, free campsite reservations, etc. may be available based on the amounts of funds pledged.
Donors will be sought to fund specific buildings, features, or projects. Donors might be honored by naming a building or land feature after them and/or by listing their names on a plaque, on the website, etc.
People to attend fundraisers. Fundraising events will likely begin after the land is purchased and the main lodge is in place. They will continue as long as needed, even after the campground resort has opened.
Members to enjoy the campground resort. As a private membership resort, everyone attending events, reserving campsites, or otherwise using the resources on-site will need to be members. We will offer charter memberships and early reservations once the grand opening is in sight.
Groups seeking a place to host their gatherings and events. Our primary focus will be on LGBTQ groups and gatherings, Pagan groups and gatherings, men's groups and gatherings, and adult groups and gatherings.
We will not start selling shares or accepting money until after the land has been purchased and until the business has been incorporated. However, we will start accepting pledges and will start a mailing list. There will be several ways you can invest in the business or otherwise contribute to its success.