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February 15, 2018Avoid These Big Mistakes with Life Insurance

From the AOA Business Library Series, mistakes to avoid when buying and managing life insurance.

March 31, 2016Cash Flow Statement Spreadsheet - Member Only

A simple spreadsheet to project cash flow.  

March 07, 2016Gross profit model jeep tours - Member Only

Spreadsheet to calculate trip cost in determining break even point for jeep tours.

March 07, 2016Latest Gross Profit Model with New Wage Calculations - Member Only

This Spreadsheet was developed by Greg Henington, MBA, and contributed to AOA to help oufitters factor in trips costs when determining their potenital for profit.  Wage costs have been updated in this 2015 edition.  

November 14, 2013Revenue and Expense Ratio Study Released - Member Only

The 2013 America Outdoors Association Operating Performance Report presents a detailed analysis of key operating data from the outdoors industry. Based on confidential surveys completed by 20 respondents, the
Operating Performance Report includes a compilation and analysis of sales and operations data, as well as additional profile information.  Additionally, this year’s study includes compensation and benefits information.

August 24, 2012Sign Up Form - Member Only

Sign up fo the Benchmarking Study

June 26, 2012EMV Chip Technology to Process Credit Card Payments Coming Soon - Member Only

It has been 75+ plus years since the first credit card was introduced, we still have cash, and today's point-of-sale (POS) systems are evolving into what would have been considered science fiction to merchants that used 'knuckle busters' for card acceptance in the early days. Click on this link to learn what is coming...

May 08, 2012Revenue and Expense Study - Member Only

America Outdoors Association (AOA) will be conducting a Financial Ratios & Operating Statistics Survey for our members. In an industry where companies have access to very little data, this study will be a key source of benchmarking information that can help you analyze your own company, identify key trends in the industry and help you plan strategically for the future. This important study will provide you with invaluable benchmarks for gauging your company's operating strengths and weaknesses and improvement opportunities

December 07, 2011Determining the Feasibility of a New Product - Member Only

Determining the Feasibility of a New Product or Service, presented by Patrick Tabor, Wednesday December 7, 2011 at the America Outdoors Association Marketing and Management Conference in Reno, NV.

March 03, 2009 Provisions to Help Small Business in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Member Only

A summary on the benefits to small business contained in the recent economic stimulus bill, which AOA had reviewed by one our members who is an accountant. We strongly urge that you consult with your accountant regarding the applicability to your specific corporation and operation before making financial decisions based on this summary. Some of the benefits are only available to certain types of corporate entities and others are only of benefit if you are profitable.

December 12, 2007 Integrating Direct Sales into Your Strategic Marketing Plan - Member Only

Presented by Julie Thorner of WillowWorks at AOA's 2007 Marketing and Management Conference.

January 05, 2007 Industry Expense Averages - Member Only

An overview of industry expense averages done in 2006 for the 2005 season.

March 01, 2003 How AOA Serves All Segments of the Outfitting Industry - Member Only

You may have heard some outfitters suggest from time to time that AO spends an inordinate amount of time on federal issues. That mission is undoubtedly one of the key program priorities for the organization, but you may be surprised at just how much of AO's programming is not related to government affairs.


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AOA Conference Dec 4 - 7 Daytona Beach, FL

AOA is the national association of outfitters and guides and their suppliers. Check out our list of members.

Become an America Outdoors Member

The Manager’s Academy is a 2-day intensive course for new and emerging managers and supervisors in the outdoor recreation industry.  It will take place Tuesday April 10 - Wednesday April 11. The program is located in beautiful Grand Junction, CO. 


Become an America Outdoors Member

Member Benefits

Save Money on Exclusive Benefits

  • Free Business Kit with membership
  • Savings on credit card processing rates
  • The AOA Shipping Discount Program
  • 5% to 15% savings on liability insurance
  • Payroll Management Services
  • Pro Plans


Legislation & Regulation

Legislation & Regulation:

  • Minimum Wage for Federal Permits
  • Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act reauthorization
  • Expansion of Overtime
  • Latest on Paddlesports Skill Standards
  • Log-in to Outfitter Member Resources for Complete Access to Need-to-Know Documents

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Risk Management

Risk Management:

  • Save 5% to 15% on Liability Insurance
  • White Paper:  Liability in Paddlesports Rental
  • Essential Risk Management Practices DVD
  • Brief on Use of Background Checks

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