HOW TO START A BOUNCE HOUSE BUSINESS
So you want to know how to start a bounce house business? This page is written
specifically for you, to help you start your Inflatable Business. It is written so that you may view all the aspects
of an inflatable business before you get started, and make
an educated decision.
Owning a bounce house
business takes away your weekends. It is very labor intensive; and
much of your first years income is dedicated to paying off your initial
This business is not just for weekend
warriors. This business requires your inventory of inflatables and
concession machines to be cleaned, sanitized and maintained. They might possibly need to be
thoroughly dried from a rainy weekend, to prevent mildew, mold or odors. Or
occasionally your inflatables need to be shipped out to be repaired.
You also need to ask yourself who will be answering your phones,
answering questions and taking reservations if you already have a 40 hour
A Bounce House business will take
long-term dedication. Many
inflatable business owners get out-off-business within 2-3 years!
They often do not generate enough income to weigh-out lost family and
Hopefully you understand that impact starting
an inflatable business will have on your family life. It will take almost all of your first years
income to pay off your initial investment. Your initial investment
isn't just your inflatables you purchase, it is all of your start-up
costs. But if you're serious about want to know how to start a
bounce house business, read everything you can and get educated!
Most of your business questions will be answered on the
many pages of this website! However, if they aren't, please visit
us at the forums at moonwalkforum.com, sign up and feel free to ask your
DON'T BE FOOLED!
YES, I'm making an inflatable business sound ridiculously hard to get
into... why? Because there are way to many companies trying to make you
think that all you have to do is buy 1, 2 or 3 inflatables and poof
you'll be rolling in money. That is not true! You could be in an area
that you might do well in. However, I've seen too many individuals
struggle in business for 1, 2 or 3 years only to sell their equipment
for half of what they paid for it! Or made the decision that family time
was more important than the "not much money" to make a bounce house
business worth it. Make a business plan, make phone calls to find about
average rental rates in your area, ask questions ....get educated
and Read Read Read!
||Fast cash return on your investment...
Be sure about this statement! Again, how much is a rental rate in
your area? Are you SURE you're going to get the rentals. Many
manufacturers WANT you to believe you're going to EASILY make back
your money. Are you willing and financially able to purchase your
inflatables AND spend money on advertisement, to get exposure?
It's True... a business only needs one inflatable to be called an
inflatable business. But how much money will you make with one
Low initial investment...
Although it doesn't take much to get into this business. Small
inventory, usually means small return on your investment. Do you
know how much the going rate is in your area and how long it will
take to earn back your investment?
Easy to setup...
This all depends on the individual. Can you "manhandle" 4 or 5 bags
of mortar mix (The average weight of a 15 x 15 bounce house)? Then
maybe you can handle a rolled inflatable. It's not as easy as they
make it sound. You could get smaller sized inflatable, but if your
competition is offering larger bounce houses that doesn't give you
much of a competitive edge if you get smaller ones.