5 Inflatable Business Newbie Mistakes!

Starting your own inflatable business comes with its fair share of twists and turns. We're diving headfirst into the world of inflatable entrepreneurship, uncovering the top five mistakes that newbies often stumble upon.

1. Purchasing Themed Units

Themed units are like a party with a guest list; fun, but exclusive. While undeniably fun, themed inflatables limit your rental market to a narrow audience seeking that specific theme. Cast a wider net by offering universally enjoyable units and save the themed dazzle for when you're ready to steal the show!

2. Not understanding the market

Do your research! Know every nook and cranny: neighborhoods, schools, parks—you name it. Knowing your turf inside out is the key to reaching your audience and sealing the deal. Don’t forget to get familiar with your competition: find out what areas are already being covered and how much others within your area are charging.

3. Being Shy with Marketing

Without marketing, your business may not reach its full potential audience, resulting in fewer sales and slower growth. Be bold and proactive! Invest in brand materials like banners, flyers, and business cards. Consider creating a website to promote your products and become active on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Encourage satisfied customers to leave positive reviews on platforms like Google My Business, Yelp, and social media. Positive reviews can build trust and credibility with potential customers.

4. Underestimating Operational Costs

Newbies often get blindsided by the full bill of running an inflatable rental business. It's not just about the bouncy castles – think transportation, storage, upkeep, insurance, and more! Neglecting to budget for these can turn your business dream into a deflated disaster. So, bounce smart and budget like a pro to keep your dreams soaring high!

5. Thinking of Your Preferences Before Your Clients Needs

Small business owners often fall head over heels for a particular inflatable unit. But just because it's fabulous doesn't mean it's flying off the shelves! Get on the demand train and take the time to mingle with your clients to find out exactly what floats their boat.


Need a quick recap? Check out our Youtube video below!

EZ Inflatables Inc.


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