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Inflatable Jumpers Rental: Getting Delivery Right

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : April 29th, 2011 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Sport Arena inflatableThere are a number of home-based businesses that are taking off recently due to the tricky economy we find ourselves in. One of the more popular businesses that taking off is the inflatable jumpers business. Inflatable jumpers rental is a great business to get into as it allows you to be your own boss, work from home, and to provide your clients and customers with a very enjoyable and fun product. But there are a few things to remember if you’re starting an inflatable jumpers business, and one of those is that getting delivery right is key.

Installing an Inflatable Jumper
Getting an inflatable jumper set up is not a difficult task, and anyone can learn to do it simply by reading the instructions and by practicing a few times. What is important when it comes to delivery isn’t just getting the inflatable jumper set up correctly, but is making sure that you get things set up properly and that you do so in a professional manner. Professionalism and customer service are two of the most important things when it comes to having a profitable business and can be the one thing that sets you apart from your competitors.
What are you wearing when you deliver the inflatable jumpers to your clients? What you wear goes a long way to proving how professional your business is. If you go to your customer wearing jeans and a ratty t-shirt, they’re obviously not going to believe that you’re very professional. If, however, you go there wearing a polo shirt that has your businesses name embroidered on it, they’re going to instantly believe that you’re a very professional operation. There are a number of places online where you can purchase polo shirts with your name or logo embroidered on them for a very reasonable rate.
You also need to make sure that anyone who is delivering your inflatable jumpers for you has patience. It’s not uncommon to go to a home for a pick up and to find children still bouncing on the inflatable. While the children shouldn’t be jumping on it all day, it’s not professional nor is it great customer service to get upset at the customers for this. Instead they need to know how to calmly, and with good humor, get the kids out of the house so that they can deflate it. Remember: delivery and pick up are likely the only two times your customer will ever see you, so you need to make sure that you’re very professional during both times.

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Dealing With Competition in the Jump House Business

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : April 25th, 2011 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Pink Birthday Cake IIAny company that you begin is going to have competition against it, and if there’s no competition existing when you start your business, you can bet your last dollar that there will be competition within a very short time, especially if the business is extremely profitable. Once other competitors start coming into the situation things can get tricky. You may suddenly find yourself inundated with other people who are trying to tear your business down so that they can get rid of the competition. So how do you deal with this type of situation when you have a jump house business?
Focusing On You

One of the worst mistakes you can make, after you’ve purchased your jumper for sale and have begun your business, is to focus on your competition. That is one of the most frequent mistakes that people who are jumping into the business make. They worry more about what their competitor is doing, and what they’re planning or how they’re going to try to discredit their new company, than they do worrying about their own jump house business. That actually works to the other guy’s advantage, as you generally wind up sabotaging yourself.
Instead of focusing on what the other guy is doing, spend your time focusing on your own business. Don’t think about what types of tricks the other guy is going to pull next. Instead, worry about your business and what types of promotions you’re going to do in order to get more business. If you focus on your own jump house business instead of worrying about what your competitors are going to be doing you’ll find that you will get much more done and your business will be that much more profitable. You can even spend your time trying to plan out which jumper for sale you’re going to be purchasing for your business next.
It’s also very important to keep an air of professionalism, and one of the best ways to do that is to ignore whatever your competitor is saying about you. If someone asks you to refute any lies that they’re saying, it’s definitely fine to do so, but the best business option is to simply ignore anything that they’re saying and to focus on building your brand. This way you’ll have a strong company and you’ll be raking in the profits, all while they’re sitting around hoping that their plans to get you out of business succeed.

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Building Your Bounce House Business One Zip Code At a Time

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : April 22nd, 2011 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Birthday Cake MoonwalkLet’s not gloss it over: starting your own business is a very scary thing, especially if it’s the first business you’ve started. Even those people who have begun a number of businesses tend to get a bit nervous when they begin a new one, as you never know how the public is going to react to your business. If you’re thinking about starting a bounce house business, it’s natural to worry that any of the cash you’ve invested in the business by purchasing a new product from a bounce house manufacturer is going to be wasted, but if you do things right you’ll see a huge return on your investment.
Zip Codes Near You

One of the largest mistakes new business owners do is to try to take on too much at once. It’s a bit like overfilling your plate during the holidays and later paying for it in the form of a belly ache. Although when you talk about biting off more than you can chew in the business industry, you’re talking about having too much stress, too much work, and not enough of a profit to justify either of them. Growing your bounce house business is definitely something that you want to have happen, but if it happens too quickly you won’t be prepared to handle your customers needs, which will then give your company a bad rap and may wind up with you having to shut down your business.

Instead of trying to move too fast, learn to grow fairly slowly. One great tip is to conquer your own zip code before you start working at other zip codes. What does this mean? Once you’ve purchased all of the houses you want from your bounce house manufacturer you need to focus on renting your bounce house to those who are within the same zip code as you. It’s always great to start out with friends and family and your inner circle of confidantes, because then you have a group of people who will always sing your praises to others. Referrals can make up a huge percentage of your business if you do it right and provide great service and a great product, allowing you to rake in even more profits as you won’t have to spend as much on advertising. Once you’ve dominated your zip code with your bounce house rental company, you can then work on dominating a zip code that’s near to you, and then another, and then another, until your business has grown as large as you want it to be.

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Don’t Let Rain Ruin Your Moonwalk Business

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : April 20th, 2011 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Fire Truck Bounce HouseFor most companies rain isn’t that detrimental. Rain is actually something that can help companies because it makes the landscaping around the business look better, which is more inviting to potential clients and existing clients. But when you (own|have) a moonwalk business, the rain can ruin everything. You may have it set up to deliver five moonwalks, but if it rains you’re out the money, except for a deposit, and you’ve likely angered your customers as well. Even though the rain isn’t your fault, you do need to put things into perspective and to realize how frustrated a parent would be if their child’s birthday party was ruined due to the rain. They’re likely to get mad at you simply because they want to blame someone, and you’re a handy target.

While the rain pouring down isn’t your fault, that’s not going to make your customer happy. In this economy the trick is to make sure that your {company|business is not only appealing to new customers, but also that your current customers keep coming back for more, and one way to do that is to have a rain policy.

Rain Policy

When you have a rain policy what you’re basically doing is making sure that you keep your clients happy in the event of rain, and that you are able to make the money that you need to make to survive. In order to figure out what type of moonwalk rain policy will work well for you, it’s a good idea to figure out how much rain your area usually gets. You should be able to easily find information that tells you how much rainfall is average in your state and even in your specific county. Once you know how much rain to expect, you can then figure out what type of rain policy you should have.

One thing you might want to think about doing is having a cut-off policy. For instance if your policy is to set up your moonwalks a few hours before the party, then you may put on your policy that cancellation must be made at least four hours before the party starts. And if you deliver the day before the party, the same holds true. But what do you do if you’ve already delivered your moonwalks and it began to rain after your delivery? One thing that you may want to do is to offer a literal rain check. This rain check would allow your clients to have another moonwalk party if theirs is rained out within a year of the date of rental. This will definitely keep your current clients happy and it’s a great thing to promote as well.

You may find that no one else who rents moonwalks in your area has this type of policy, which allows you to stand out from the pack and gives you the opportunity to become someone who everyone thinks about as soon as they think about renting moonwalks in your area, which is always a good thing.

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Standard Inflatable Inspection Requirements

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : April 18th, 2011 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Blue & Red Castle ComboMaintaining high quality, trouble-free equipment is a critical aspect to your inflatable business. Inspection regulations for inflatable equipment vary from state to state. It is important for you to keep up to date on new regulations affecting the inspection requirements for inflatable equipment, as this type of legislature can be subject to change at any time.
Many states require large inflatable equipment be inspected and certified on a yearly, or more frequent, basis. A certified inspector of the state will generally perform these inspections. If the state inspector identifies any problem areas or concerns regarding your equipment you will be notified of this and be made aware of the necessary steps to ensure your inflatable equipment is well within operating compliance.
Necessary forms and paperwork, including proof of insurance, will also need to be filed within your state on a yearly basis. An operating permit for your inflatable equipment, which generally includes a $200 fee, is also required in most states.

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While abiding the law pertaining to your state’s operation of inflatable equipment is critical, it is also important to take your own initiative in maintaining and regularly inspecting your inflatables. Most states require inspection once per year. However, it is advisable that an inspection of your inflatable equipment is conducted by you or your staff every time the equipment is inflated, prior to use.

The following are key areas of your equipment to inspect, which will ensure that the inflatable is functioning properly, reducing risk of injury or damage to the equipment.

  • Check each anchor point to ensure that it is snug. Look for worn or cut straps and missing D rings.
  • Inspect the blower tubes and retaining strap and buckle to ensure they are in good condition and the blower tube connection is tight.
  • Make sure the blower flaps fall freely. The blower should have no exposed wire or loose bolts or screws. Also make sure the mesh guards over the air inlet and outlet are secure and intact.
  • When inflated, the walls should be firm and upright. The bed pressure should provide firm footing.
  • Check all surfaces of the inflatable for debris, tears, holes and stressed seams. Be sure to inspect the Velcro flaps and deflation zippers.
  • Make sure there are no tears in the netting.
  • If you do detect a problem or malfunction with the equipment at any time take action immediately. Equipment that is not functioning properly should never be used. The risk of an accident is too great. The best solution for this is to provide comparable equipment from your inventory prior to the event. Regular inspections, before and after events, will keep most problems from arising.

Remember, if you do detect a malfunction in the equipment during your inspection address the problem and provide the necessary maintenance as soon as possible.

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