Traditional media organizations rely on subscriptions and advertising to support the journalists, editors, designers and others that make the publication possible.
Here at the Climbing Business Journal we are trying to do things a little bit different. We strive to provide high quality content without gimmicks. We perform original research and produce content that can’t be found anywhere else, in print or online.
But we do not require a subscription to read our content. Furthermore, while the indoor climbing industry is growing fast, it is a niche industry that cannot support CBJ with advertising alone (although we’re always looking for new companies to advertise with us).
Community Supported Media
That’s why we’ve created the concept of Community Supported Media. We are asking our community of readers to become members of CBJ and support the specialty news coverage you can’t find anywhere else. Think of it as joining a group of like-minded business people devoted to growing and improving the indoor climbing industry.
You can become a member of CBJ at any dollar amount or join one of our member circles. After joining our community you’ll feel good about reading CBJ every week knowing that without your financial support CBJ would not be possible.
Growth of CBJ
The Climbing Business Journal launched in July of 2013. Since that time we have steadily increased our readership and have become a valuable resource for people in the indoor climbing industry — climbing gym owners, mangers and staff, routesetters, professionals at hold and wall manufacturing companies, and climbers interested in opening their own facility.
Here’s some of the praise that has appeared in our inbox or on social media sites:
If you are a regular reader of CBJ, we challenge you to become a member and help CBJ continue to be the leader in climbing business news.
Climbing Business Journal is an independent news outlet dedicated to covering the indoor climbing industry. Here you will find the latest coverage of climbing industry news, gym developments, industry best practices, risk management, climbing competitions, youth coaching and routesetting. Have an article idea? CBJ loves to hear from readers like you!