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Should You Add a Water Slide to Your Rental Units

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : March 31st, 2013 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Multi Color Excalibur CastleYou’ve owned a bounce house rental business for a little while and you think you are ready to add some new units. It’s fun to look at all the different units each bounce house manufacturer website has available as the unit seem to change on a yearly basis. You’re scrolling through the pages when suddenly you come upon an inflatable slide. You realize that you’ve been thinking about getting an inflatable slide for a while, but you posit hesitate once you see that the slide is actually on the page promoting and inflatable waterslides sale.

It is actually amazing to see how many successful bounce house rental business owners hesitate when it comes to adding an inflatable waterslide to their collection. But why would someone who owns a successful bounce house business be so concerned about adding this type of inflatable unit? It’s a good question, and the only answer that we seem to be able to come up with is that the business owners are worried that children will be more likely to get injured on a waterslide than they would in the bounce house. The truth is, however, if you know how to safely use an inflatable waterslide it is just as safe as an inflatable bounce house is.

There are number of reasons why it is a good idea to purchase a waterslide when you come upon an inflatable waterslides sale, starting with the fact that you be able to easily and quickly diversify your business. Not only will you be able to offer units that children can jump around in, you will also be able to offer units that children can get wet in as well. There is nothing better on a hot day then being able to climb up on top of a gigantic inflatable unit and to slide down the same unit splashing into crisp, cool water. When it is time for you to expand your business, think about adding an inflatable waterslide. You will find that not only are your clients intrigued by your new option, but also that they are more likely to rent the slide simply because it is something new and different that they have not yet seen.

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Two Different Types of Startup Companies

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : March 28th, 2013 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Monster Truck BounceWhen you first start looking at commercial inflatable bouncers for sale, it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of starting your own business. Because of this many people overlook the fact that one of the most important parts of starting your own business is selecting the right inflatables. The correct assortment of inflatable units can make you money, while the wrong assortment will only cost you money. There are number of different types of inflatable units including bounce houses, bounce houses with slides which are often called combo units, waterslides, inflatable events such as sports games are obstacle courses, and even inflatable waterslides.

Because you are start a business you will likely have a budget you need to stick to. It’s important for you to figure out what your budget is going to be before you start looking at the commercial inflatable bouncers for sale. This way you will know exactly how much you can afford to spend and can start planning accordingly. You will definitely need to have more than one unit if you want to make sure that your bounce house business is successful. There are basically two different types of setups that most bounce house businesses start – the three unit company or the five unit company.

The three unit company generally consists of two bounce houses and a combo unit. The five unit company generally consists of two bounce houses, to combo units, and a water slide. This does not mean that you are required to purchase these exact types of units for your company, but it is true that these are the best combinations that will give you the most flexibility. Basically it means that it’s the best way to make sure that your business appeals to everyone. If you are starting your bounce house business it is important to remember that you have a goal: to make sure that your business thrives so that you can expand, which means adding more units. Themes are not necessarily important, as having a number of themed units can be offputting to some customers. Instead focus on getting high quality, commercial inflatable bouncers for sale that you know that your customers are going to love.

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Is a Bounce House Rental Business a Good Option for Work-At-Home Moms?

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : March 25th, 2013 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Extra Large Fun HouseNot so very long ago the majority of mothers stayed home to raise their children while the dads went off to work. That changed, for many different reasons, and during the 80s and 90s more and more mothers were out working right alongside their husbands. Now, however, there seems to be a real trend from others to stay home once again and raise their children. Their finances however, do not tend to agree and so that is why many moms are looking for businesses that they can open while they stay home and raise their children. When you see commercial bounce houses for sale it is easy to believe that starting a bounce house rental business would be a great option for a work at home mom business. But is it truly a good option?

Working Hard

There are many businesses that can be great options for parents that work-at-home, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that renting out bounce houses is a good option for all work-at-home moms. The difference between this type of business and others that allow you to work at home is the fact that you can’t always be home. When you rent out the bounce houses you need to be able to travel to the locations, generally on the weekends, in order to set up your bounce houses for the customer. Many work-at-home moms do not want to work on the weekends as is the only time they have available together as a family, and if the idea of working every weekend is something that you have a difficult time with than you may not want to start your own bounce house business.

If, however, you have no problem working on the weekends and you are able to handle setting up the bounce houses, and taking them down, then you may want to look into commercial bounce houses for sale. One reason why a bounce house rental business is a good option for work-at-home moms is because your entire family can participate. If you have children that are school-aged you can include them in all sorts of different parts of the business, from advertising to setting up the bounce houses.

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What to Put On Your Information Sheet

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : March 21st, 2013 Date Updated : May 30th, 2018

Fire Truck Bounce HouseWhen you own a business that rents out inflatable jumping castles it is easy to get confused. One of the worst things that can happen when you own any type of business is getting so disorganized that you don’t know your up from your down. Unfortunately it’s very easy to get disorganized when you own any type of business that does renting, especially if you own a business that rents multiple types of items. One of the most important things you need to learn when you own a business that rents bounce houses is how to stay organized. If you are someone who is naturally organized this may not be difficult for you. If, however, you are someone that is not naturally organized you may have a bit of a problem.

One of the things you will definitely need to make sure that you have if you want to stay organized with your inflatable jumping castles rental business is an information sheet. The information sheet should be your go to sheet for all of your clients. But what type of information do you put on the sheet? All of the information that you need in order to make sure that you arrive on time and prepared to handle your customers needs.

First, make sure you have the name of the person who was responsible for booking you as well as their contact number and mailing address. Now remember, their mailing address may not be the same address as the location of the event so make sure that you have two separate lines – one for the mailing address and one for the location of the event. In today’s technical world many people believe that simply getting the physical address of the location of the event is enough as they will be able to put the location in their GPS and be guided directly to the site. This is not necessarily true. Not all GPS units work perfectly, which is why you also need to make sure you have written down on your sheet exact directions to the event so that the chance of you getting lost is low.

Make sure you also put down the time the event is supposed to take place as well is the time that you told your client that you would arrive. Write down the type of surface the bounce house will be placed on and whether or not it is level and free of obstacles. Write down how far the power source is from your bounce house and the deposit amount as well as the date of the deposit. All of this information will help to keep you organized and ready to serve your clients.

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Someone to Have Your Back

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : March 17th, 2013 Date Updated : November 9th, 2018

Sport Arena inflatableThere are a lot of things you need to think about when you start your first bounce house rental business. There are also a lot of things that you will not know to think about. It is definitely true that it can be quite intimidating to start a bounce house rental business, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. As thousands of successful business owners will tell you, there are a few things that you need to have in order if you truly want your business to succeed. One of the most important things you need actually has nothing to do with an inflatable bounce manufacturer or with business acumen.

A Friend in Need

So what is one of those things that you need to have in order to make sure that your business is successful? Believe it or not the answer is a friend. It doesn’t matter if you are one of the smartest business people in the world – unless you have someone who can speak with you honestly and who can give you true feedback, both positive and negative, your business is much more likely to fail. But why do you need a friend in order to make sure that your business succeed?

Firstly, friends are amazing at helping you to make those difficult decisions. Have a friend look over the inflatable bounce manufacturer website with you and give their opinion on the different bounce houses and inflatable slides that are available to purchase. The opinion of one person may be different than the opinion from another, and having another pair of eyes to look over the different bounce houses available with you can help you to make the right decision for your business. Friends are also extremely helpful when it comes to managing stress. Yes, running a bounce house business can be very stressful, especially if this is the first business you have ever owned. A friend, however, is there for you to talk with about the stresses on the business. Not only can they help you to alleviate the stress, they may have some great ideas to help you make your business run more smoothly. And finally, once you get to the point we need to hire employees, hiring a friend is often a much more safe bet that hiring a stranger.

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