It is easy as small business owners to get tunnel vision or a jaded perspective on what our guests want, what is working well, and where we need to improve. It is also easy to get complacent in areas that are not our passions or areas of expertise and since they are working “well enough” they don’t get the attention they sometimes need. A fresh perspective from our guests can help us to see any blind spots that need our attention.
The best way to do this is through a survey. Today we are going to talk about the different ways to conduct surveys and what questions we should ask.
Long lines are one of those things we consider a “good problem to have”. Unfortunately, long lines can be a frustration for your guests and not a good way to start their fun day at the farm. Here are some tips to keep those lines moving.
1. Good Signage
Be sure you have easy-to-read signs at your check-in area. Not just at the cash register but in several places that can be easily seen from the lines so customers can be more prepared when it is their turn to pay.
2. Limited Options
Keep it Simple. Don’t have too many combo packages or options. Studies have shown that limiting options to 3 or less is the sweet spot in situati...
For many of us that run fall agritourism businesses, we have discovered the significant impact that selling pumpkins can make to our bottom line. In this article, we'll talk about the reasons that you should be selling pumpkins, selling & pricing strategies, growing vs. buying, and more.
Why should I sell pumpkins?
Attendance: Pumpkins are something that potential customers associate with a fall agritourism venue and blends very well with most other fall related farm agritourism activities. There are few things that evoke a better image of a fun family outing in the fall than a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Adding pumpkin sales to...