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MournfulManor
02-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Hello,

I'm currently working on my business plan to take my home haunt commercial. I'm looking for industry statistics such as the number of haunts, average attendance numbers, average start up costs, things of that nature. I found the article here on Hauntworld and it's been immensely helpful, but I'm just wondering if anyone may have or know where to find more such metrics on the industry. Specifically, if anyone knows of statistics for the Denver Metro area, or Colorado in general, those would be exactly what I need.

Any help would be appreciated!

NateTheGreat
02-11-2012, 05:12 PM
I don't think haunted house stats will help you very much because it all depends on so many factors including how well known your haunt is, how many years in business, and location. AND, remember that the business is changing every year. In areas where haunted houses are profitable, more firms will enter the industry until profits=0.

evilmanor
02-28-2012, 09:08 AM
You might find some of this information useful - http://www.hauntedhouseassociation.org/history.htm

HauntedPaws
02-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Not to rain on your parade but you can't get a bank to touch you with a million foot pole.

Cincyscreams
02-28-2012, 10:30 AM
I agree, banks are not helpful for loans, rather go with private investors .

MournfulManor
03-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Thanks for the help, guys. I'd rather not look at banks, but will if I have to. We're trying to go self funded as much as possible, but I want my plan to be as comprehensive as I can get it.

Michael Inks
03-02-2012, 10:50 AM
Smart planning Mournful! Regardless of the avenue you travel for funding, a well written and thought out business plan is a must. For reasons, not the least of which, that an honest evaluation can give you a realistic picture of what you can expect in your market. Banks are obviously pretty tight fisted at the moment, and even in the best of times, haunts are not particularly their favorite risk. However, depending on the size of your operation, there are a lot of interesting 'crowd sourced' funding options available. Kickstarter, etc. are places to check out.

Good luck to you!