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COVID-19 Completely Killed My Retreat Center - Now What?

From the Desk of Kevin Penner,
Retreat Center Owner - Wilderness Edge

Just a month or two into 2020, the unthinkable happened. You couldn’t have predicted it, but here it is; COVID-19 forces the world to shut down. Of the hardest hit: the hospitality industry. Retreat Centers were hit even harder! As an owner of a retreat center, I am well acquainted with the impact that COVID-19 has had on this industry. You may even be facing bankruptcy. But I’m not afraid; and you shouldn’t be either. Here’s why:

The Strategy That Revived a Near-Bankrupt Retreat Center

Before this pandemic killed the hospitality industry, I had discovered a unique solution for advertising that revolutionized my retreat center. Up until 2019, I had experienced a lot of inconsistencies when it came to bookings and cash flow. I knew that if I could solve this problem once and for all, I’d never have to worry about paying the bills and could focus on the things that matter most to me in life; my wife, kids, and my personal passions. Being tech savvy was my secret weapon, so I started looking to technology and software to find a solution for the growth and stability of my retreat center.

My Amazing Discovery

I tried lots of different things: Facebook Ads, Google Ads, email marketing– almost anything you can think of; most of which gave me lacklustre results. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it wasn’t the tools that were the problem, it was how I was using them. After lots of trial and error and countless hours trying my next strategy, crossing my fingers hoping that it would work, I stumbled upon my golden ticket.

While trying different strategies, I had learned about interactive advertising. It turns out that when you use interactive advertising, where the client has control of the decisions they make throughout the process, you get increased engagement, more clicks, and more sales and bookings! I decided I was going to use this in my next push in advertising. Combined with new insight on my ideal clients and the interactive advertising, I started a new advertising campaign on Facebook, published the ads, and waited, like I had done many times before, to see what the results would be this time around.

You Won't Believe This!

I certainly can’t claim that your results will be the same; but after spending about $1700 on advertising, I turned that investment into $500,000 worth of bookings at my Retreat Center! This took me from barely getting by to having a massive margin of profit. It almost sounds too good to be true, but thankfully I have the proof to verify that this actually happened.

What's Your Point?

I'm telling you all of this because I want to help you succeed using what I've learned. I want to help you find strength, stability, and consistency in your business and life, starting with your Retreat Center! Knowing what I know now, I am confident that I can help any Retreat Center bounce back even after a devastating economic blow such as with the coronavirus by leveraging smart marketing and software. Because of this, I want to invite you to a free online training that I’ve put together that will show you specifically how you can use smart marketing and software to help grow your Retreat Center and fill your capacity. This is stuff they don’t teach you in ‘school’ because most of what I will show you on this training has only come on the scene in the last couple of years. 

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Tough times are bound to happen. History has shown that. But in spite of tough times, we can band together, share insights and knowledge, and move forward together no matter what challenges lay ahead of us. See you on the video training!

Kevin Penner, CEO of Wilderness Edge Retreat Center