About Us

Haunted House Startup is here to help you. Our goal is to answer all the business questions you have about starting and operating a haunted house. Have a question then feel free to contact us at haunting@hauntedhousestartup.com or leave a comment below. Need to know how to fund your haunt we have discussions about this. Maybe you are unsure how to market your haunt to drive traffic to your location, well we have solutions for that too. Just need some haunt ideas for rooms or overall themes, well we have tons of those.

Haunted House Startup is a business focused site. We cover the following topics in depth so you know what to do when you start your haunt so you are successful.

  • Business Planning
  • Haunt Operation
  • Haunt Marketing
  • Construction Issues
  • Safety
  • Finance
  • Management

This is just the broad area of what we look to help you understand so you can operate a successful haunt. Already on the site is a series on writing a business plan and we offer a free e-book “How to Make Money with your Haunt” which you can sign up for below.






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Hello, I am Grant Brott owner and creator of Haunted House Startup. I got my start in business back in 2000 while in the Marine Corps and have had a passion for business ever since. After the Marine Corps I spent four years going to school for small business management, business administration and web development. Then in 2005 I started my first haunt which was a small garage haunt that was absolutely a blast to do but when I look back was horrible when it comes to proper haunting because it was all cardboard and tape and twin with tiny pathways and we even had people crawl at one point. Since then the haunt has grown to encompass my yard, my neighbors yard and my backyard and one year part of the inside of my house.

In 2009 I got into researching so I could get a location to hold my haunt and just could not find enough information on how to get starting in the haunt business and ran into one road block after another. Well through all this I learned a tremendous amount and made a ton of contacts and then decided to start my own site dedicated to that information and experience so in January of 2010 Haunted House Startup was born. This put both my passions of business and haunted houses together and well you can see what has come of it.

The site is in a growing period as it is still rather young but I am adding to it in leaps and bounds. As you can see from the video which is our first we have decided to add video and there will be much more coming. We already do podcasts so people can take our audio discussions with them to listen too and we have several ebooks in the works covering various aspects of haunt business.

I hope you enjoy all the content and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns or if you have an idea for a topic for us to cover. Look forward to hearing from everyone.

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