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View Poll Results: How Much Starting Capital Did Your Haunt Require?

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  • $1 - $25,000

    3 23.08%
  • $25,001 - $50,000

    3 23.08%
  • $50,001 - $75,000

    0 0%
  • $75,001 - $100,000

    4 30.77%
  • $100,001 - $200,000

    0 0%
  • $200,000 - $300,000

    1 7.69%
  • $300,000 - $500,000

    1 7.69%
  • More Than $500,000

    1 7.69%

Thread: How Much Starting Capital Did You Have When Building Your Haunt?

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  1. Default How Much Starting Capital Did You Have When Building Your Haunt? 
    #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Orem, Utah, United States
    Posts
    59
    I'm just wondering how much starting capital everyone needed to start your haunts. How long did it take you to get your money back? Did you have investors, or did you start your haunt on your own dime? I'm just really interested to see how other people have done it, and how I'm interested to see how far they were able to stretch a dollar.
    Tanner Phillips
    Mastermind
    The Darkest Hour
    http://darkesthourhaunt.com
     

  2. Default Matters 
    #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    77
    It matters what type of haunt and budget you have. There's haunts out ther that spend a 100k on marketing easy. There's a haunt here that has almost zero marketing budget its on there property and only have volunteers for actors but have been open for over twenty years.
    Almost any 15 to 20k square foot building in a decent sized city will run you about 60 to 100k a year if the building isnt ran down and you need a sprinker system in it as well. Different things work for different people and budgets. I feel you should own your building or property to really be successful because it could take a couple of years to make real profit and I have seen property and buildings sold out from underneath people just when things started looking good. Landlords are greedy and will hire rent to if they see you doing good after lease or agreement is over and a new one needs to be reached. Hope this helps you because this comes from personal experience.
     

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    #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hartford CT
    Posts
    772
    I'm attempt to create a business plan for an SBA for warehouse property and then fund the event though alternative means.
     

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