Business Planning

Webinar Recording Now Available

Getting Started: From Concept to Concrete

Are you considering or currently planning a new sport, recreation, or climbing center?  Getting Started is a fast-paced webinar hosted by The Sports Facilities Advisory and Eldorado Climbing Walls.

This program provides viewers with an introduction to the steps and stages that are crucial in turning your ideas into reality.  We address the major and critical elements to market research and feasibility, pro forma and financial forecasting, financing, construction, and facility management.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What it takes to get a project funded
  • What type of programming leads to the highest likelihood of success and why
  • What you can do to improve your chances for a successful opening and operation.




Hosted by:

Jerad Wells
Director of Sales and Business Development, Eldorado Climbing Walls

Presented by:

Dev Pathik
Founder/CEO, The Sports Facilities Advisory
As the founder and CEO of The Sports Facilities Advisory, Dev provides the stewardship and strategic direction of the company which provides a suite of planning and management services to owners and communities seeking to develop or optimize performance related to sports and recreation facilities and tourism. SFA’s services include financial forecasting, feasibility analysis, economic impact studies, master planning consultation, and management services.

Chris Warner
Founder and CEO, Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Chris Warner is the founder and CEO of the Earth Treks Climbing Centers, a chain of three gyms, with 175 employees serving over 400,000 climbers each year. In addition to building a successful business, Chris has lead over 175 international mountaineering expeditions. He’s guided Everest (3 times) and climbed 3 of world’s 4 tallest peaks (Everest, K2 and Lhotse). He teaches leadership at Wharton, Hopkins, Loyola and other MBA Programs, to CEO groups, to Fortune 500 companies and within the Defense and Intelligence communities. He is the co-author of High Altitude Leadership and Upward Bound, both books explore the lessons that climbing have for business leaders. His TV credits include guiding the first reality TV show on Everest, a leadership special for the History Channel and an Emmy Nominated documentary about climbing K2 for NBC. As a business owner, educator and athlete, Chris’ goal is to teach others how to build teams that will succeed, despite the odds.