It’s one thing when you own your own business and you are the only employee, but things get more complicated when you hire employees. Suddenly you are not the only person that you have to worry about, and not only do you have to worry about the safety of your other employees, you have to worry about how they will reflect on your company as well. If you are at the level in your inflatable jumper business where you feel as though you need to hire help, you should always set a few ground rules.
There are a number of different rule that you can put into action, and the rules that you choose to set into place are dependent on the rules that you feel are necessary. This all depends on the area that your business is located in, as certain areas are more formal and expect different things than others. But here are a few basic guidelines that work well for any business, including an inflatable jumper business.
- Rule 1 – No Swearing: Swearing is something that we tend to do as a reflexive action, and believe it or not studies have actually shown that if we swear when we are injured it does help to minimize the amount of pain that we are in. But swearing in front of clients is never okay, and having a strict “no swearing” rule in place is never a bad thing.
- Rule 2 – Dress Code: Let’s face it: you don’t have to wear a shirt and tie in order to set up an inflatable jumper. But while there’s no need to be extremely formal when setting up a jumper, it is a good idea to make sure that all employees wear a similar outfit. Even if they are only wearing brown pants and a plain black shirt you can rest more comfortably knowing that it gives your business a much more professional appearance.
- Rule 3 – Time Management: it is never a good idea to pay for empty time, but when it comes to setting up inflatable jumpers your employees need to realize how important staying on time is. Being late can make a customer very unhappy, which can lead to fewer jobs, so always stress how important time management is to your employees.
Setting up your own bounce house business can be stressful, and yes, the stress can multiply once you hire others. But if you set up a list of rules and stick by them, things will run much more smoothly.