Tips for Starting your Own Bounce House Business

Have you ever been to a party or event that had a bounce house? The kids were probably having a blast. Maybe you’ve even rented a bounce for your own party. But have you given any thought to the profit that can be had with your own bounce house business?

Bounce houses rent for anywhere from $85.00/day on the west coast to $250.00 & up in other parts of the country. Here in Indianapolis, we rent ours for around $225.00 for four to six hours. Soif you charge $150.00 for your rental, you can make an extra $300.00 per week in income.

Like any business, you’re going to have some expenses. A bounce delivery requires a truck or a small trailer. You’ll need extension cords, business cards, insurance, dollys and other small business supplies. Most rental company owners start by doing deliveries and bookings themselves so they won’t have a lot of additional labor costs. The real joy of this business is that you work when you want to work, and if you feel like taking time off….just don’t take any bookings for that day. But, the downside is that if you want to make a great deal of income, you’re going to have to be available when people want to rent. And that’s generally on the weekend.

Insurance is the biggest cost. Although it seems to get cheaper when more units are added, start up costs are tough. Bounce House purchase prices average around $1500.00 but insurance will be around $750.00. That means your first year start up is going to cost around $2500.00. If you rent your unit for $150.00, you’ll still have paid for your costs in less than 20 rentals. And, of course, the more you charge, the quicker your investment will pay for itself.

Moonbounces aren’t the only thing you can rent. We started five years ago with two moonbounces and now have over fifty interactive games. Jousts, Giant Slides, Obstacle courses, video games, casino equipment and fun foods. So, as you can see the business will grow as large as you want it to. About the only way to fail is to purchase the equipment and leave it in your garage. Inflatable moonbounces and other inflatables are their own best advertisement.

Here are a few tips for starting your business.

-Find out from your state and local board what you need to start a bounce rental business. There might be restrictions on what you can do.

-Check on suppliers. You can look on the web for “bounce house” or “inflatable games”.

-Ask the suppliers to give you insurance info. Do NOT make a purchase until you’ve secured insurance.

-As soon as you’ve secured your insurance, order your unit(s)

-You have plenty to do while waiting for equipment. Design fliers and business cards. Get your phone number and Domain name. Start on a website. Tell ALL your friends about your new business.

-DON’T book your units until they’re in your possession. Disappointing your first customers won’t be a good way to start your business.

-The day your equipment arrives is so exciting. Make sure though that you fully inspect your equipment for damages before your delivery driver leaves. And also check to make sure you’ve received everything.

-Now for the fun part. Inflate your new unit and get familar with it. Let the neighborhood kids play. You want your unit seen so people will want to rent it.

It’s hard to believe it’s so easy. These are broad tips but the start up isn’t a whole lot rougher than this. Once you follow the steps, you’ll be selling FUN, and you’ll be making a profit! What a great business!

Cheryl Pierce has been in the rental industry for almost 20 years. Her complete e-book Start a Bounce House Business has helped many bounce house owners to create a profitable business. For more info also visit Party Rental Help from PartyZone

Source by: Cheryl Pierce
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The iPhone 8's software and release schedule causing 'sense of panic' at Apple, tips report

As usual at this time in a new iPhone development cycle, rumors start piling up that Apple is running into production problems with the new editions. Then comes the grand September unveiling, and the issues seem magically resolved, although with new designs we sometimes witness supply bottlenecks for a month or two after release, yet the dust settles down by Thanksgiving on average.
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Apple iPod touch 32 GB Is It Any Better?

The 4th Generation Apple iPod touch 32 GB has hit the market but is it an upgrade or just hype?

Physically it is quite difficult to tell the difference between this and the 3rd generation model unless you are an iPod afficionado in which case you may notice that the 4th generation is ever so slightly slimmer and the volume is now adjusted by two separate buttons.

You really need to look beyond the surface to find out where the development has been.

The A4 1Ghz processor developed for the iPhone has been used in the iPod and as iPhone users know it can handle pretty much anything you are going to throw at it.

Combine this with the iOS4.1 and you have got a pretty fast and competent piece of equipment.

Apple have integrated the Retina display that was developed for the iPhone 4 and that has made a huge difference to the actual display resolution.

This 640×960 screen does give remarkable detail and makes the user experience a lot easier on the eyes. This may help give it some ground as an e-reader which the previous models certainly weren’t due to the screen resolution.

The Apple iPod touch 32 GB does incorporate a camera at long last, in fact two, front and back which makes for easy video calls using the FaceTime Video Call. Although the speakers are tinny and on loudspeaker all the time so a private chat would need to be conducted down at the end of the garden.

The cameras are fairly low quality possibly due to the physical size of the unit, video is reasonable but still shots due come out with a lot of noise. If you want to print and enlarge the images expect some grainy photos.

Perhaps a serious chink in the armour is the lack of GPS. When it has the availability of Google Maps it would be nice if you could tie in your location automatically instead of having to input co-ordinates.

One quick tip for all iPod users that like to download apps for their device is to grab an app called BargainBin which will inform you of free apps as well as those that have gone on sale.

So back to the original question, is the Apple iPod touch 32 GB any better,if you have a 3rd generation iPod and are not interested in gaining a couple of cameras then  I think the answer is probably no,but if you like video,good sound (via decent headphones) and the opportunity to talk face to your friends the answer must be a resounding yes.

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18 iPhone keyboard tricks to type faster

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Shortcuts, tips and keyboard tricksFrom cool tricks to shortcuts, and a quick tutorial on how to download third-party keyboards, we look at all the different options out there, but we focus on the stock keyboard as that is what most people end up using anyway.

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Microsoft Exchange Alternatives – Empower your Organization With Intranet Solutions

An intranet solution that truly works need not be expensive. Recently, an intranet solution, which is fast becoming a “household name” as a Microsoft exchange alternative has proven it can deliver the same functionality of a high-end solution to its clientele composed mainly of small and medium-sized businesses – at a much lower price. Requiring no setup fee and no IT expertise to run the application, it is truly a breakthrough in online collaboration and communication.

How important is an intranet solution to an organization?

Intranet solutions have become indispensable tools in the online management of a business, formerly constrained by distance and time. A business that stations employees overseas, or hires offshore employees for certain projects can identify with the difficulties of running a business hampered by limitations to communicate, inform and collaborate – the safest and fastest way. As projects are usually time-bound, collaboration becomes not just necessary, but a crucial tool.

It promotes productive results. An effective company intranet allows its user-employees, anywhere in the world, to access information that the company has decided to share among them, with the end-view of helping them perform their functions more efficiently, and deliver productive results.

It saves time, encourages efficiency. A suitable company intranet provides a online file storage that saves and secures data and other relevant information, which the company may allow access whenever the authorized employee needs them. This saves time and promotes efficiency, as it makes certain that useful information is available as soon as it is needed.

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Valuable Information On Cell Phone

A mobile radiotelephone, often in an automobile, that uses a network of short-range transmitters located in overlapping cells throughout a region, with a central station making connections to regular telephone lines. Cell phone is also called as mobile telephone. Professional cell phone greetings are a simple, cost effective way to professionalize your image. First let’s look at what an unlocked cell phone. Some cell phones are designed to use a Subscriber Identification Module card or SIM card for short. A SIM card is a microchip that stores subscriber data. The SIM card is issued by a carrier and provides cell service by activating any phone into which it is inserted. A locked cell phone, however, will only recognize a SIM card from a particular carrier. If the cell phone is unlocked, it will recognize a SIM card from any carrier. The “lock” is software setting that keeps the cell phone “loyal” to one carrier.

The advancement in digital technology and microelectronics has included many applications like alarm clocks, calculators, Internet browsers, and voice memos for recording short verbal reminders, while at the same time making such telephones vulnerable to certain software viruses. Not only this cellular phones ad come up with camera which has the capability to send these photos to another cellular phone or computer. In many countries with inadequate wire-based telephone networks, cellular telephone systems have provided a means of more quickly establishing a national telecommunications network.

Do not allow children to use a cell phone, except for emergencies. The developing organs of a fetus or child are the most likely to be sensitive to any possible effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields.

If cell phones played a limited role in society there would be no debating their safety. Wireless communication is packaged into hip, little slide and flip phones that defy location. Talk when and where you want, take business on the road and enjoy a growing range of extra features that deliver music, video, messaging and Internet capabilities. Extraordinarily intuitive and convenient, though they are, cell phones are powerful telecommunications devices.

Well I’ve reached the point with cell phones where I feel the need to lay down the law. There are some real abuses of wireless technology being perpetrated all around us, and the time has come to create some social order out of the cell phone chaos. This is by no means an exhaustive list simply because as the technology evolves, new annoying traits will surely emerge. But commandments usually come in tens, so think of this as the first Ten Commandments of cell phone etiquette, with amendments to follow.

Telecommunications system in which a portable or mobile radio transmitter and receiver, or “telephone,” is linked via microwave radio frequencies to base transmitter and receiver stations that connect the user to a conventional telephone network. The geographic region served by a cellular system is subdivided into areas called cells. Each cell has a central base station and two sets of assigned transmission frequencies; one set is used by the base station and the other by mobile telephones. To prevent radio interference, each cell uses frequencies different from those used by its surrounding cells, but cells sufficiently distant from each other can use the same frequencies. When a mobile telephone leaves one cell and enters another, the telephone call is transferred from one base station and set of transmission frequencies to the next using a computerized switching system.

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Apple iPhone users more excited about the HomePod than they were about the Apple Watch launch

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Raymond James sent out a note to clients on Friday saying that according to its data, 14% of iPhone owners plan on purchasing a HomePod. A similar survey it took prior to the release …

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort… Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,”   Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr.

This man ‘had a dream’…he had a vision, and he knew what it would take to have it come true, not necessarily what would happen along the way, but what it would take to succeed.

One of the many inspirational quotes we can take from this visionary is how he measured success.

The above quote puts it right on the table,   “where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”…where we all are now, as clearly we are all facing incredible unprecedented business and financial challenges and controversy.

Do we look at adversity, challenge and controversy and give up, throwing our hands up in despair not knowing what to do and thus doing nothing?

Each one of us is being tested and each one of us will have the opportunity to be measured as to how well we do.

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Dr. King has it right; we are measured by what we do when confronted by adversity and challenge.

How are you measuring up?

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