Got a Question?
Here are the most common questions about the Agritourism Manager Boot Camp Program:
Q: How much will this cost?
Agritourism Manager Boot Camp represents over 17 years of direct experience screwing up employee management, dealing with the consequences and fixing the problems on our own at our home farm, so you don't have to. The course costs $997. [Click here to get started now!]
Q: How do I justify the cost?
With employees & labor costs, the math is easy. Here are 2 examples of why you need this course and the system it provides:
Even a teenage worker who leaves before the end of the season can cost $800-$1,000 in your time, training, ramp-up to skill level, and inconvenience. (Estimated by Drake International Cost of Turn Over Calculator) you may be thinking we're crazy, but if you include in your calculations your time or your manager's time lost to re-training, when you could have been working, marketing or moving the business forward, it's easily $800-$1,000 LOST.
This is the easy math: If you have 8 teens working for $9.50/hr, your liability is $76/hr. If you can get just THIRTEEN hours of efficiency from that 8-person crew over your ENTIRE season, you've just paid for the $997 course.
How could you get that from this course?
- Our principle of Stacked Scheduling ALONE will do it in a week by reducing labor cost through efficient scheduling.
- ONE less day training an 8-person crew would do it.
- Making those 8 workers clearly understand what they are to be doing will make them as effective as 12 workers.
- If each of those 8 workers can train another worker, you save your time and hassle training them.
- If no one person on that 8-person crew is chronically late, how much value would that produce for you?
You have your own issues you'd like to resolve.
If you employ more than 5 workers this course will pay for itself in a 2 weeks.
If you employ more than 10 people, YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO TAKE THE COURSE.
Q: If money's tight, how can I 'not afford to miss' this course?
Total Risk of Inaction per Hour:
______ (Your # of Employees)
x ______ (Average Hourly Rate)
x ______ (Number of time-wasting, problem-hours you had last year)
= ______ (Total Risk of Inaction)
Small Operation: 5 employees x $8.75 = $43.75/hr x 21 public days x 2 wasted hours per day = $1,837.50
Mid-size Operation: 12 employees x $9.25 = $111/her x 21 x 2 = $4,662
Large Agritourism Farm: 25 employees x $8.50 = $212.5 x 31 x 2 = $13,175
Fill in your own real numbers. This is just the hard cost of wages wasted through inefficiency. We're not even talking about your own personal sanity during your busy season when you need to do all you need to do.
Q: Is this still a LIVE online class?
No, this is NOT a live class. Each class has been pre-recorded so you may watch the modules at your own pace.
Q: Do I need to be a Maize Quest Client to join the Boot Camp?
No, however Maize Quest Corn Maze Clients reserve at a further reduced rate.
Q: How does this Boot Camp work?
You are signing up for, and committing yourself to, an 8-Week, 8-Module Online Course. Hugh delivers the classes once per week, with each module containing ONE key element to progressively build your employee management system.
Q: What do I have to do?
As a fully committed participant, you will complete ONE homework assignment per week moving you step-by-step towards your completed employee management system.
Q: What do I get?
You get our complete system from the Maize Quest Fun Park in New Park, PA. By complete, we mean you receive not just "loosely formed" ideas about "what you should do," but our actual:
- Pre-Interview Sheet
- Interviewer Guide
- Job Descriptions for all Fun Park jobs
- Non-negotiable Business Values Worksheet
- Employee Expectations Guide (EEG)
- Fill-In-The-Blank version of the EEG
- Group Orientation Sheet
- Group Orientation Meeting Outline
- Group Orientation Powerpoint
- Train the Trainer Day outline
- Training Day outline
- Re-training Day worksheet
- "Exception" Customer Service Worksheet
- and more concrete deliverables in the program such as...
- Clock-in policy
- Discipline policy
- Cell phone policy
- Commitment sheet
- Parental involvement
- Employee Incentives
- Referral bonuses
- Post-season parties
- Employee recognition plan... and more.
- All "Done For You" to "Swipe & Deploy."
- You Have Your Own System. DONE.
Q: Will it work at my farm?
The program is not a silver bullet, but it's a system that if you implement it, will lead to results. This system is not researched by PhD's and legally binding in all 50 states and Canada. We are not providing legal counsel. We are sharing our system information, a system that works for us. We have seen an enormous improvement in our employee satisfaction, ease of management, guest service, total farm capacity for sales and reduction in the usual staffing headaches associated with teenage workers.
You have to commit yourself to completing the course AND implementing the resulting system, not in bits and pieces, but the WHOLE THING in ONE SHOT. If you cannot commit to implementing this system, once completed and customized for your farm, by YOU during the course, DO NOT SIGN UP.
Q: What if I decide at the end of the course that it wasn't of value?
We are so confident if you attend or view the sessions and do the work you will have a COMPLETED employee system you can use immediately to benefit you and your business. If you do not feel the same way at the end of the course, you get your money back. No questions.