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Advice on Starting Your Own Jumper Inflatables Business

Oct 10, 2007
Jumper inflatables (e.g. bounce houses,combo units, slides, water slides, interactive games, obstacle courses, inflatable movie screens, advertising balloons and arches) are fast becoming a key component in the home and even in the workplace and many people are beginning to realize just how lucrative the inflatable jumpers business is.

Like any other business, starting your own inflatable jumpers business takes care, attention to detail and a willingness to dedicate yourself to the goal of success.

A great way to get started in the inflatable jump toy business is to consult with another business who can provide you with information, ideas and supplies; in some instances, affiliate plans are worked out to begin with, and these often work very well.

Here are a series of recommended steps to take if you're serious about starting an inflatable jumpers business.

First, get a license,a business name and a business location. Make sure you have all proper permits required for selling jumper inflatables on the property of your choice.

Second, research your competition. This is highly important,as you need to figure out how they work and what goes into making a bounce house and inflatable toy business successful. Find out which jumper inflatables businesses exist in your city, or even vendors who sell things like bounce house inflatables.

Find out what they charge for buying and renting their inflatables, what areas they deliver too, whether they only rent inflatables or offer other items like chairs, tables, etc.

Third,set up your business operations. This means everything from a website and logo design to new business cards and updated information. This is imperative for branding and marketing purpose.

Since starting a jumper inflatables business is easier compared to many other businesses, the amount of overhead is necessarily much less.

Fourth, in order to start a jumper inflatables company, you have to have merchandise. This means buying or renting jumper inflatables, so determine how much money you can invest to begin with.

Set out a budget and look for good deals on decent jumper inflatables; remember, if you buy a crappy product, its not going to last long; inflatable jump toys are no different.

Additionally, make sure you have some variety; instead of getting all bounce house inflatables, for instance, think about getting water slide inflatable jumpers, interactive games, combination units and much more.

Budget money for accessories on top of the jumper inflatables, like a dolly, tarps, storage bags, patch kits and anything else you can think of.

Five, market, market and market some more. This is one of the most important things you an do to ensure your company is successful. Pass out and post tons of fliers locally, build up a presence online or get someone to help you, advertise in the local yellow pages and newspaper and generally go out and promote yourself and your product.

And last but certainly not least, ensure the jumper inflatables you buy have your brand name painted on them; this is a great way to further advertise your services to the world.
About the Author
Aurora Brown writes for Social Media Systems online marketing company. Ultimate Jumpers is a jumper inflatables manufacturer providing inflatable bounce houses, water slides and more. They also author a jumper inflatables blog.
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