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Exit Strategies for Ecuador's Black Sheep Inn

How do successful operations manage business?

Postby Black Sheep Inn » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:15 am

Hello

We at the Black Sheep Inn ECUADOR have had an ongoing recurring management problem. As owner builder operators, we have created a highly successful ecolodge. We have reached our goals and mission statement:

Our Mission Statement & Vision - http://www.blacksheepinn.com/Ecological.htm
Black Sheep Inn aims to provide a comfortable, educational experience for guests, teaching them about the local area, local customs and Permaculture, while contributing to and improving the local community and the natural environment. Our goal is to be a leader in environmental stability and ecotourism.

The Triple Bottom Line is that the Black Sheep Inn is a profitable sustainable business that benefits the local community and educates the guests. BUT the Black Sheep Inn is NOT sustainable because we, as owner/operators, need to step back and have a personal life. We have successfully completed our dream building an Eco Destination and famous Ecolodge.

The question that we want to discuss is how to hand over the reigns to new managers, partners or new owners? We have been working on this problem for 10 years and have not found an answer. Either we cannot find people who are capable of running all aspects of the business, or if we do find them, they do not stay for longer than 6 months to a year.


We have thought of the following BRAINSTORM solutions, but we are open to advice:

1. Get out - sell

Does anyone out there have experience selling an Ecolodge? We have made a "For Sale" listing to post on EcoClub.com and we would be happy to send it around for both comments and for potential buyers. We are preparing to openly advertise the Inn "For Sale" on several Internet sites. Is there a reason to be secretive about publicizing the inn
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Update from Black Sheep Inn January 2007

Postby Black Sheep Inn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:48 pm

Happy New Year!
BSI finished up 2006 as its best business year yet. More visitors than ever! Since mid December we
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