Outdoor Connection

At a Glance

Products & Services: Fishing, hunting & adventure travel

Number of Locations: 70

Total Investment: $7.6K - $12.3K

Founded: 1988

Began Franchising: 1990

About Outdoor Connection

In 1988 Bob Laddusaw created Outdoor Connection, a network of agents that books hunting and fishing trips. Working from their homes, Outdoor Connection franchisees work with individuals, businesses and groups to find their perfect sportsmen excursion.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 61 6 1 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada, Eastern Europe, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $7,550 - $12,250
Franchise Fee: $6,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 days. Annual convention : 2-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, National media,