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Party Rental Business  Q & A


How many units can I start with?

If you want to start your rental business gradually, then 3 units should be sufficient.
For about $4200 you can purchase 2 Jumpers, and 1 combo unit (Mini slide and Jumper). 


What kind of income is realistically possible?

This all depends on how you market / advertise and manage your rental business. Companies make $15,000 to $250,000 +  per year.  A well run company could double their business every year for the first three to five years.


Is it possible to run this business out of my home on a part-time basis?

Yes, most people start at home renting on weekends until they have enough business to quit their job. Running the business part time could be very profitable.


Do I need any kind of special training to operate the inflatable?

You would need to learn the following
1) Transport the inflatable properly.
2) Roll and unroll the inflatable properly.
3) Tie down the inflatable properly.
4) Clean and maintain the inflatable properly
5) Market your business in every form of media



Is there a lot of competition?

It depends on what part of the country you are in, but most everyone that manage their business properly does very well.  There is lot less competition if you do Corporate events, Church events and specialty events. There is also a lot more money in these types of events. Big events and parties can bring you revenues of anywhere from $1,000 per event to $10,000 event.


What other things  should I buy if I want to rent to big events?

Mini Slides, giant slides, interactive games, climbing walls, dunk tank, small carnival rides, snow cones, obstacle courses, boxing rings, popcorn machines, candy machines, table and chairs. 


How much, on average, do different items rent for?

It all depends on the part of the country you’re in below is a guideline.

Jumpers, $99 to $275.
Combos (Mini slide and Jumper) $ 199 to $400
Giant slides, $299 to $700.
Interactive games and Obstacle courses $300 to $1,200




Are all inflatable manufacturers the same?

You must do your homework. There are many manufactures that have been around only a few years, so it is difficult to gauge what quality of products they sell.


What is the life expectancy of an inflatable product?

We can only give you the life expectancy of our inflatables. If you take care of the inflatables we manufacture, they should last about five years to seven years.


Do I need rental liability insurance?

We recommend that all of our customers get insurance. There are many companies that underwrite specialty insurance.