Business Overview

Many companies take employees on retreats for training, development, and team building experiences. Corporate retreat center businesses offer a place for holding these company-sponsored retreats and frequently help companies plan their retreats.

As the economy continues to recover, companies are becoming increasingly interested in corporate retreats. For prospective business owners, this means renewed opportunity.

Who is this business right for?

Anyone who is organized and has strong interpersonal skills may enjoy running a corporate retreat center business. Hosting retreats requires balancing many different tasks, and there’s a constant conversation between the retreat center and company sponsoring the retreat.

While not absolutely necessary, it’s also helpful to have a background in corporate work. Business owners who have themselves worked up the corporate ladder are aware of what companies and employees each want, which is helpful when planning retreats.

What happens during a typical day at a corporate retreat center?

The days when companies hold retreats are busy days at corporate retreat centers. Employees are setting up audio/visual gear for presentations, guiding members through recreational activities, preparing meals and making sure rooms are ready for guests. Of course, business owners may also get any number of requests from company representatives and/or attending employees. Feasible requests ought to be honored so that everyone enjoys the retreat.

When there’s no retreat currently being held, employees might clean, reorder supplies, repair items, and work on planning future retreats.

What is the target market?

Corporate retreat center businesses cater to companies that have employees. These may be local businesses with just a few employees that they want to strengthen ties between, or they might be Fortune 500 corporations that have thousands of employees to unify.

How does a corporate retreat center make money?

Corporate retreat centers primarily make money by hosting company-sponsored retreats. Retreats may last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

What is the growth potential for a corporate retreat center?

Most corporate retreat centers have just one location, for maintaining and promoting a single location takes a lot of time and money. Essex Woods and Beaver Hollow Conference Center are two examples of corporate retreat businesses that each have a single location.