First off Happy Halloween to everyone and I hope you all get a little vacation after the pst few months of madness! If you are like me you look forward to the end of the season but immediately are planning for the next.
I have been a haunter for about 11 years and have managed several semi-professional charity haunts over the years. A co-operator and myself took this year off to begin plans for our first pro-haunt in 2011 and we have ben working to get a buisness plan together. We are used to being able to obtain buildings by owners loaning them to the orginasation for use to help raise funds and by free advertisment due to the non-profit status. This year we are on our own and I am looking for some advise from those out there who have been in our shoes....
1. How hard is it to find a 10,000 Sq. FT building that is leaseable for two-three months vs. an annual lease agreement?
2. We have a good deal of funds to start-up with but we would like to obtain additional funding to be able to have some additional building funds. Has anyone actually ever been able to obtain a loan for a haunt? It seems there are those allusive stories kinda like bigfoot but no-one seems to know a financial instiution that has ever funded a loan.
3. Does anyone have any guidelines for security officer policies? This is a grey area that is difficult to find any info on.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.....