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Why You Should Start An Inflatable Rental Business

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2014-06-03 10:22:55
 

 Why You Should Start An Inflatable Rental Business  America is a wonderful place to become a business owner. In this nation, you have the opportunity to start a business and instantly build credibility. If you’re looking to be your own boss, sell entertainment and make bank, the inflatable rental business may be the perfect fit for you!   One of the great things about the inflatable rental industry is that you can start making money right away even if you have minimal capital to start with. A $5,000 to $10,000 investment may be all you need to make your money back in as little time as two weeks. Moreover, in this business, you can make an astonishing return on your investment … a whole 30 percent! That is unheard of in most industries.  Think it is too good to be true? Let’s get into the percentage breakdowns.Revenue – 100 percent Labor – 25 percent Fuel – 5 percent Office – 8 percent Insurance – 5 percent Storage – 8 percent Advertising–

Transportation For Your Inflatable Rental Units

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2014-06-19 15:28:59
 

Transportation Your vehicle will be an important element to your inflatable rental business, as they will become your trusted means to get you and your units safely to and from events. As a result, you’ll want to be sure to choose a vehicle that will serve you well throughout your years in this business.  When you are just beginning, a classic pickup truck is always a great option to consider. As your business expands, you may want to look into adding a trailer to your truck, or consider using a box truck.   Here are some helpful tips to consider when choosing your vehicle:   Pickup truck When looking for a pickup truck, it wise to choose one that has an open bed (a Ford F-150 is a great starter option) and a lift gate.   A lift gate will make your life much easier as you deliver your units. With a lift gate, you can put your unit in at a 90-degree angle, and flip the unit straight into the truck bed. You can then secure it afterwards with tie downs.   As your bus

Insurance for your Inflatable Rental Business

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2014-07-01 09:43:31
 

InsuranceTypically speaking, there are three different types of insurance that you’ll need to properly operate your inflatable rental business. The different types are liability, worker’s compensation, and property insurance. For the purposes of this post, liability insurance will be discussed.   Liability insurance is crucial to have. In the event that someone gets hurt while using your inflatable units, you’ll want to have this type of insurance in order to protect yourself. Moreover, liability insurance also lets you rent your units to venues, like parks, schools, and/or recreation centers that usually require you to have liability insurance. You can expect your liability insurance to cost you roughly five percent of your revenue.   To obtain liability insurance, you’ll need to go through an inflatable insurance broker who will work with you on obtaining a policy that matches your needs. Your broker will then go through an underwriter to get you the best policy

Necessary Supplies for Your Business

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2014-07-03 11:39:58
 

Necessary Supplies for Your Business   Once you’ve purchased your first inflatable units, you’ll be eager to start renting them out. But before you do, there is additional equipment that will allow you to run your rental business more effectively.    Here are a few of the standard supplies and equipment that you should consider adding to your arsenal.   Hand Trucks/Dollies Lifting heavy inflatable units over and over again can cause you undue physical wear and tear. A solid hand truck or dolly will serve you well throughout your years in business. Be sure to purchase a dolly that is made to carry the weight of the units you’ll be using it for. Using a dolly to carry weight it was not meant to handle could place you or those around you in danger, so don’t try to cut corners on this important purchase. Keep in mind that you may need a bigger dolly or a hand truck for larger units. For smaller units, you can usually find the dolly you are looking for at home improv

Branding and Marketing Basics

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2014-07-08 12:55:02
 

Branding and Marketing BasicsEvery enduring business has effectively created a brand and a strategy to achieve success. It is best to do the same for your inflatable rental business. When it comes to branding, keeping consistent is key. Your words must be followed by actions. For example, if you say your company delivers on a particular goal – whether it be clean inflatables or punctual delivery every time – then you need to make sure you stand by what you say. Before you begin to brand, however, you’ll first need to create a name for your business. Don’t rush this important decision. After all, your company name will be plastered all over your website, on your social media channels, as well as on your marketing and advertising materials. When thinking of a name for your business, keep in mind what you want to communicate to others. What drew you to this business, and what do you want others to know about your company? After you’ve given that some thought, the next steps

Inflatable Rental Business Mistakes to Avoid

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2014-07-22 13:26:50
 

When launching any sort of business, it is easy to fall into certain traps and make a few mistakes here and there. It can pay off to become organized in terms of your finances and knowing your target market before you begin. These are nine of the biggest mistakes that new inflatable rental businesses make and how to avoid them.    Thinking too small Ordering just a few inflatable units to begin with makes practical sense, but only having a few units in your inventory may make it harder for you to earn money on your investments, and beat your competition. Research the units that your competitors offer, and order units that allow you to stand out. If you’re unsure about what type of inflatable unit to start with, remember that an inflatable combo (which has bounce, climb, slide, and sport activity areas all in one unit) is always a good choice for a new business. Read more about why inflatable combos are great units to start with.   Going cheap It’s true what they say:

The Thrilling Shipwreck™ Water Slide From eInflatables Hits the Market

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2014-07-24 15:30:47
 

eInflatables, the number one inflatable water slide manufacturer in the world, is releasing one of the fastest and most electrifying inflatable water slides ever created! The exhilarating Shipwreck™ Water Slide is a three-piece unit that is shaped like a figure eight for a heart-racing good time. The slide is thirty-seven feet tall and has dual lanes, which allows riders to race each other for added excitement and excellent throughput.Children of all ages will be thrilled to enter the pirate themed slide by climbing up the ladder that splits into two as their anticipation quickly builds. Once they take a seat on the slide, riders will be catapulted through the ship. They’ll make two steep turns and zip over and under each other as they scream with joy – ending their ride with a big splash in a pool of refreshing water. This unit is also available with a landing mattress, which provides options for inflatable business owners who do not want to utilize the unit with a poo

Website Considerations for Your Inflatable Business

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2014-07-29 13:50:50
 

Your website is one of the most important tools for marketing your inflatable rental business. Nowadays, your customers will likely begin their search for an inflatable rental company online. As a result, your website is the very first impression a customer will have of your business, so it is important that your site represents your company in the best light possible.Here are three things to consider when setting up your website:  Keep it simple Make sure your website is easy to read, and that it provides useful information for your customers. Keep in mind that simple layouts work best. A white background with black text is always easy to read. Avoid colored backgrounds with colored text as much as possible, as this makes the text more difficult to read, and it can come across as looking unprofessional. Keep each page simple, to the point, and easy to understand.Make it easy to buy A well designed website needs to outline the products and services you offer, and also need

See the Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™ in Action! | Video

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2014-07-31 13:54:43
 

New for 2014 is the Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™! This interactive unit offers a hands-on experience that allows two players to compete against one another by shooting at targets with low impact two-inch foam balls from a patent protected soft air gun.   The Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™ is themed to activate the players’ imagination. Custom environments like entertaining western cowboy, circus clowns and zombie city are all available. Each unit contains six resettable targets for prolonged playtime in a competitive environment that is both fun and safe. Each Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™ also contains an automatic ball return for faster and easier reloading.  The Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™ fits in perfectly at birthday parties, festivals, fairs, carnivals, corporate events, block parties, and so much more. The Bazooka Ball Shoot Out™ is perfect for children of all ages!   View the official press release on PRWeb!

Assembling a First Aid Kit For Your Inflatable Business

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2014-08-21 15:21:40
 

Operating an inflatable business not only is highly profitable, but also truly fun! However, with the nature of industry comes risk of injury to participants. While your units are always well-maintained and set up properly, excited children playing together are bound to get hurt from time to time.   Therefore, it’s vital that you have a well-stocked First Aid Kit onsite at all your events.    Here is a list of items to include a First Aid Kit for your inflatable rental business:  Dressings and bandages of varying sizes Sterile cotton balls and q-tips Equipment and other supplies: Latex gloves Instant cold pack Aluminum finger splint Tweezers to remove ticks, insect stingers and small splinters Breathing barrier for giving CPR Blanket Hand sanitizer Antiseptic solution or wipes, such as hydrogen peroxide Antibiotic ointment Sterile eyewash or saline, such as contact lens saline solution Calamine lotion for stings or poison ivy Hydrocortisone cream, ointm