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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 inflatable purchase.
      
       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 work week?
     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 weekend time!
      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 questions.

DON'T BE FOOLED!
  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?

Low overhead....
It's True... a business only needs one inflatable to be called an inflatable business. But how much money will you make with one inflatable?

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.
 
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!










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