|The Sedona Art Hikes logo as it stands now in black|
This venture has required a lot of background and foundational work this year.
The first step was acquiring the Red Rock Ranger Outfitters Hiking Permit. That was a major big deal with many hoops to jump through to get it. I waited a year just to apply. The U.S. Forest service here in Sedona had not opened up this opportunity in eight years. I was one out of 18 to win the permit from the 40 applicants.
The second step was that I applied for a Chase Mission MainStreet small business grant to help fund this new venture within my art business. I procured the 250 votes needed to be in the running for the $100,000 grant, which I did not get. I will work on funding ideas very soon!
|One of the wilderness sites I will be taking art hikers.|
My next steps are meeting with the Red Rock Ranger representative to go over my proposal and then wait for them to do their land reports. I will be getting CPR and First Aid training next month.
Tomorrow, I will attend a meeting with local Concierge personnel to introduce my business so they can begin telling visitors about it.
I am delighted beyond measure to imagine how much fun this business will be. If you plan a trip to Sedona, book a Sedona Art Hikes experience.
Until Next Week• Create art
• Appreciate art
• Buy art
|Mary Gravelle (Braylee Rush)|
|The handsome, Sir Kitty. Meow.|