Course Launches November 2021
Is this you right now?
Are you struggling with figuring out where & how to begin?
Are you worried that the property you chose won't work for your wedding venue business?
Are you worried about hidden issues that could end up costing you thousands of dollars to fix or repair?
Do you feel unprepared when it comes to evaluating a potential property as a good place for a wedding venue business?
Are you worried that you'll miss something in your budget and run out of money before you can even begin your business?
Are you worried that you'll spend a lot of money buying and renovating a property only to find out later that you can't get any bookings?
These are serious concerns that I help people like you learn to overcome.
How to Find & Buy the Perfect Property for Your Wedding Venue Business
The Main Curriculum
There are six core Modules that include instructional videos, workbooks with activities and prompts, resource lists, as well as forms, and other tools to help you organize everything.
Create Your Wedding Venue Business Vision
To know what to buy, you have to be clear on knowing what you really want.
Clarify your wedding venue business concept, identify your lifestyle goals, and create a framework for your bigger vision. In this module, you'll learn how to:
Compare your budget against typical construction/renovation estimates to see how much work you can take on initially to convert your property into a wedding venue business
Develop long-range and mid-range timelines and budgets for setting up your business
Evaluate and weigh logistics against your lifestyle needs and establish priorities
Identify what kinds of properties you will look for and the property "must-haves" that are in alignment with your plans
You'll have a clearer vision for the type of wedding venue business you want to own and operate, which will help in narrowing down your choices and simplify your search. Plus, once you find the "perfect property" it will be obvious!
Understanding Your Financing Options
Because nothing in life is free and most of us aren't millionaires.
Unless you have enough cash to buy the property outright, many of you will need to finance your purchase. But do you do a traditional mortgage or a business loan? Are there programs for rural or farm properties? In this module, you'll learn how to:
Research and find the right mortgage or lender to buy the property based on your needs
Create a business plan to show to banks, investors, or other lenders
You'll learn the variety of financing options & resources available for rural or farm real estate purchasing so that you can explore and find the best one for your situation.
Researching the Local Wedding Market
The number one reason businesses close is due in large part to a lack of market research.
In other words: doing some research before you buy may save you a lot time, money, and heartache. So once you have a location (or several) chosen for your venue, you need to do some homework. In this module, you'll learn how to:
Research the local wedding market for business potential
Perform preliminary financial and SWOT analysis of the wedding business market and see if it aligns with your goals
You will be able to determine rough projections of how much revenue you could earn with your wedding venue business. And if you are considering several different areas to buy property in, you will be able to compare them to each other and make an informed decision on which location would be best for your goals.
Land Use, Permits, and Building Codes
There is nothing more disappointing than spending money and finding out the challenges are bigger than anticipated.
While you always need to expect the unexpected, that doesn't mean you should plan to go into this venture completely blind. That's how you waste serious money! In this module, you'll learn how to:
Identify areas, zones, and properties that will be difficult or impossible to do weddings on
Research the local codes and find out about allowed uses or special hazards & conditions
Identify what renovation work may be required to meet minimum codes
Perform preliminary financial and SWOT analysis of the market in terms of permitting and costs and see if it aligns with your goals
You will know what to expect in terms of local permitting requirements, have an estimate of how long it will take to open your location for business, and be aware of conditions or restrictions before you search and buy the wrong property.
How to Evaluate & Verify the Potential Properties
How to tell if you have truly found the "perfect property" or a money pit.
Using your vision and wedding venue plans from Module 1 and having your research from Modules 3 & 4, you have been searching for properties that fit all your initial criteria. Now you have found a few and it's time to visit them in person. In this module, you'll learn how to:
Review the property condition against typical building code requirements for venue/assembly spaces
Research property history for previous permits or code enforcement actions
Evaluate the property against typical area/size requirements for key venue functions
Get preliminary cost estimates for improvements or renovations to meet code and satisfy permit requirements
Inspect the property and identify other potential red flags
You will now have all the pieces and an organized way to evaluate different properties against your requirements and have some estimation of renovations or permitting costs BEFORE you make the purchase so that you can be as certain as possible to not be surprised by unexpected costs.
Congratulations! Now What?
The journey has only just begun.
You purchased your property and are celebrating. But now the real work begins. In this module, you'll learn:
Tips for selecting your architect and contractor
Ways to build a buzz in your local wedding industry before you are open for business
Options for opening and running a partial wedding venue business while major work is happening
You will be able to develop a plan for generating potential revenue and awareness while you are building and developing your property into a full-scale wedding venue business.
Here's Everything Included in Your Fee
It's important that you know how much value you'll get with this course. And the following numbers are not exaggerated. They are a good-faith estimate based on my fees and the number of hours an experienced person like myself is paid to do all the work I'm teaching you how to do yourself.
Training from a bona fide business expert
This course is based not only on my years as the owner of two successful wedding venues but also decades in the construction, real estate, and property development industries, as well as my work as a land use and planning policy consultant. In other words, this course is from someone with over twenty years of experience directly relevant to you and all areas of your future wedding venue business. It would take at least (10) coaching hours to work with you and apply this to your business and even longer if I did the work myself for you. But instead of paying me to consult and do the research & evaluation work for you, I've spent many hours and thousands of dollars to learn, apply, refine and package for you the information you need in an easy-to-follow format.
Resources, Checklists & Templates
If you ever hired a consultant or expert to create done-for-you materials, templates, and tools that match your exact needs or spent hours researching and compiling the right resources, then you know how valuable this is.
I want you to be successful! So, once you enroll, you can email me your questions, get written or video feedback, and I'll do my best to help you get the most from the course.
Total Course Value $6,900
Your Investment Is Only $499*
*Introductory price for 2021. Price will increase on January 1, 2022 to $699
But Is It Really Worth It?
If you've read this far, then you owe it to yourself to ask these questions:
What if just one idea...
helps you find the right property or more importantly, avoid the wrong property?
What if just one tool or resource...
saves you hours of time and effort?
What if you learn just one thing...
that keeps you from making a costly mistake and saves you thousands of dollars?
What would those changes realistically be worth?
Buying a home or property is the largest and most important investment most people make.
Starting a business is one of the most challenging undertakings in life, with half of all businesses failing.
Doing both at the same time means the stakes are even higher!
Let me help you tip the scales in your favor and give you a chance to start living the life you've been dreaming of!