This week Joe welcomes Joel Holland, an entrepreneur who is boosting rural economies across America. As the CEO of Harvest Hosts, Joel has created a service that connects RVers with unique overnight camping experiences at local businesses like wineries, farms, museums, and more. Through these win-win partnerships, Joel has helped nearly 5,000 small businesses generate new revenue streams simply by inviting RVers to visit their locations. In fact, last year alone, Harvest Hosts brought over $40 million in additional sales to these small business owners—all at zero cost to them. Beyond the numbers, Joel is dedicated to creating mutually beneficial relationships between RVers and small towns across the country. He knows that when you support small businesses, you support the heartbeat of local communities. Joel Holland is proof that entrepreneurship can drive a positive impact and strengthen rural economies across America.
About Joel Holland: Joel is the CEO of Harvest Hosts (harvesthosts.com), a membership program that connects RVers with unique overnight experiences at 4700+ wineries, farms, breweries, museums, golf courses and other interesting destinations in the US and Canada. He is also the founder of storyblocks (storyblocks.com), which was purchased by private equity firm Great Hill Partners in June 2020. Joel has been named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25” by BusinessWeek Magazine, “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the United States Small Business Administration, “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Greater Washington DC Region by Ernst & Young, and recognized on the Inc. “30 Under 30” list. When he isn’t working, Joel is outside as much as possible. He is proud to be a member of Vail Mountain Rescue, the search and rescue team for Eagle County, CO.
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