Outdoor Connection Franchise Information:
Outdoor Connection was incorporated in April 1989 and began franchising in 1990. Throughout the years, we have continuously strived to bring top quality lodges, guides, and outfitters in the world to our franchises. The franchise opportunity we offer will allow you to promote and arrange outdoor sporting adventures using the Outdoor Connection name and services.
Outdoor Connection was created for the purpose of marketing fishing and hunting trips to individuals, businesses, and sportsmen and women related groups. From Big Game to Fly Fishing, our catalog offers a range of activities in such diverse locations as Brazil or Guatemala to Africa or New Zealand. With over 250 lodges, guides, and outfitters worldwide, our offerings are second to none.
People feel more comfortable working with a company that is recognized for its quality, competence, and success. Outdoor Connection has built an international network of independently owned offices well-trained in fishing and hunting travel. Unlike a customer choosing their next trip from a magazine advertisement, over the internet or speaking with the lodge owner who may make unrealistic promises to book them, Outdoor Connection knows the pros and cons of each lodge with whom we do business.
In addition to owning and operating an exciting, outdoor related business, the franchise owner receives a number of benefits. Each lodge Outdoor Connection does business with is inspected by a team of franchise owners. This affords franchisees the chance to experience their lodges first hand. It also allows the franchise owner to take part in rating prospective lodges.
A number of lodges with whom Outdoor Connection does business also offer special discounts to Outdoor Connection franchisees.
Franchisees earn money from trip sales of course, but Outdoor Connection has also developed commission paying programs such as catalog advertising sales, franchise referrals, travel insurance, satellite phone sales, rentals and more.
Outdoor Connection provides an extensive training program to new franchises. From your initial orientation program, to the Outdoor Connection national convention, Outdoor Connection supplies ongoing training and support. The initial training program is usually completed in two days and covers: Office Procedures,
Marketing & Advertising, review of the Operations Manual and Internet, Legal Considerations, Problem Solving, Promotions, Business Operation, and Booking Procedures.
Outdoor Connection offers a franchise for $12,900 (five year contract). We recommend that franchisees have at least $20,000 available to invest in their business start-up.
The franchise fee includes:
"I love the outdoors and the opportunity to hunt and fish. I knew that there were many other outdoorsmen and women in this world like me. I have wanted to help people with trip planning for years so I went looking for a company that sold outdoor trips. When Outdoor Connection's offer came for my area in 2001 I went right for it. I have been excited with the growth of the company and the increased quality of the outfitters we offer. The inspection trips that I have been on have given me opportunities that I would not have been able to do otherwise. In return, I can offer a high rated outfitter my clients knowing they will enjoy their trip. That gives me a great satisfaction and the desire to grow my business even more!"
- Two-day training course
- Trip Catalogs
- Branded Merchandise
- Operations Manual
- Exclusive Territory
- Personalized Website
- Access to the agent's only website
- Growing worldwide network of outfitters, lodges and guides
- Proven and protected trademark
- Franchise meetings on a regular basis
- Ongoing support and service
- Access to approved suppliers and growing network of Franchisees (SYNERGIE)
Harold Eby, Hagerstown, MD
Franchisee since 2001
"I have been with Outdoor Connection since 1997 and have watched the company grow from working with just a few lodges to where we are today; a strong, supportive company with many high quality outfitters to choose from. I am very excited about our future because people want someone they can trust when booking a trip and we have developed that reputation. I have also been afforded the opportunity to go on many adventures that I wouldn't have been able to enjoy had I not purchased a franchise."
Larry Boll, Sheboygan, WI
Franchisee since 1997
Please note: Outdoor Connection does not currently accept inquires with less than $20,000 to invest. Minnesota Franchise Registration Number. (F-2098) For prospects in New York, this advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus first filed with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.