Letting out bouncy castles and other play inflatables for childrens parties, and family events etc. is a great home business to be in either full time or part time, and the profits can be rent dinosaur bouncy castle manchester high, as well as the fun element! You keep the business and all the equipment, there’s no need to pay any franchising fees or licencing liberties. For example, operating just three bouncy castles part-time at weekends, at £55 ($US88) per day per bouncer will bring in around £330 ($US528) per weekend, or over £1, 300 ($US2, 080) per month. Assuming expenses of around £300 ($US480) per month, this leaves over £1, 000 ($US1, 600) profit! Pretty good for just a few hours work!
Children have birthdays every single day of the year. In the summer and fall, their parents can hire a bouncy castle for the garden or yard. In the winter and spring, parents can hire a residential area lounge to hold the party and accommodate the bouncer.
To run a successful bouncy castle rental business, you don’t have to give up your full time job, and also you don’t need any large capital investment. This article will show newcomers steps to make and successfully run a bouncy castle/inflatable hire business from home avoiding the mistakes that others have made in the past.
When thinking about starting a bouncy castle hire business, the first thing to do is to look through all your local newspapers, (classified sections), Yellow Pages, and online. See if there is anyone else in your town advertising a bouncy castle hire business. If you do spot a regular advertiser, don’t be put off — there’s still room for you. In most towns the demand for bouncy castles far exceeds the supply of them especially in the summer months. You will have a very clear idea of the competition in your area. In a busy area, rival companies will very often pass over telephone calls and even bookings to other companies when they are too busy to satisfy the booking themselves. If you are very fortunate, there may be no equals operating in your area.
2: Equipment needed.
Below is a list of equipment which you will need to commence a bouncy castle hire business:
a) Bouncy Castle, rain-cover, electric motorized inflator, and spine pins.
b) Ground bed sheet to protect underside of bouncer.
c) Electrical ext cable (25 — 30 meters long).
d) RCD outlet breaker. (safety cut-out device).
e) Safety sleeping pad to put at front of the castle.
f) A sat nav or local street map of your town and its surrounding area.
g) Large A4 size desk work schedule for taking bookings (1 Page to a day).
h) Ledger book for recording takings and expenses etc.
i) Public Liability Insurance cover. We strongly recommend one million pounds as the absolute minimum.
j) Safety instruction bed sheet and customer disclaimer form.
k) A sack cart.
From experience, we highly recommend that your first bouncy castle is 12 foot by 12 foot. (3. 6m x 3. 6m) with a 3 or 4 foot (Approx. 1 metre) safety step at the front. This size is by far the most popular with customers and is easily handled and stored, and when filled with air will fit in most back gardens and community halls.
There are many excellent companies selling bouncy castles. Most new bouncy castles come with a 1 year guarantee, while some manufacturers present you with a two year guarantee. Make sure that a minor repair kit is included in the price of your bouncer.
If buying new, make sure that the blow up has a certificate to say that it has been manufactured to the realised Standard which as at Economy is shown 2010 is: BALONEY EN 14960: 2006 (UK and Europe).
Be very wary when buying used play inflatables as the sewing on the seams does wear over time, and can cause bed failure. Take an experienced person with you, who will know what to look out for.
3: Where to get customers.
Fortunately, children are born every single day of the year, so there is a virtually endless supply of potential customers. Most parents prefer to use their own back gardens, or the local community lounge to hold the party. As well as private childrens’ parties, there are several other places where you can hire out your bouncer e. gary the gadget guy. playgroups, nurseries, brs, hotels, after-school clubs, shopping malls, school fetes, car boot fairs, shows and galas, charity events, football clubs, barbeques, beach parties, christening parties, wedding receptions, tennis clubs, cub and scout groups, brownie and guide groups, business promotions, open days etc.
4: How to get bookings.
In order to get your first hires, I recommend that you do the following: Firstly, tell everyone that you know who have young children, that you have a bouncy castle for hire. Offer to let them rent it at a discount, if they are prepared to tell all of their friends and relations.
Secondly, you need to place an advertising in your local newspaper, and in your local yellow pages directory. This advertising will attract telephone calls, and providing your telephone manner is well mannered and helpful you will get bookings virtually automatically.
You should also consider intricate for free with Google Maps, so that your potential customers can easily find you when they type out the name of your town and bouncy castle hire in the Google search engine. (It is a very good idea to have a website, but it is not vital to have one, in order to have your company listed in Google Maps for free.