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Great Christmas add-on hire product
Now we're nearing the end of the busy summer season, many hire companies are turning their attention to the next main busy part of the year which is December. Many people hire out inflatables in halls for Christmas parties. However, a brand new hire product has just been introduced. keep reading

Safe Use and Operation of Play Inflatables, including Bouncy Castles.
HSE
You can read this very important document by clicking on: http://www.pipa.org.uk/publicBestPractice.pdf keep reading

New Inflatable Play Fitness Club for Kids - BIG EARNING POTENTIAL
INTRODUCING www.jumpgym.co.uk 10 ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF £3995!! £14,995 is the price that will be charged once 10 areas are sold What Jump Gym is... Jump Gym is a bran keep reading

7 lies and myths of the bouncy castle rental business
Nick James
Are 7 Bouncy Castle Lies and Myths Stopping You Earning All The Money You Can Handle Let's face it -- you'd rather be making all the money you can handle from your bouncy castle or inflatable rental business than, not! Am I right? Well, I've got to be frank and up front with you because there are a few niggly lies that have been flying around and it has affected quite a lot of people in the business we're in. So, without much more intro, let's get into it… keep reading

Top 10 reasons why you NEED a website
Mark Jerram
Your inflatable hire business deserves the same amount of attention as any other business - large or small. Technological advances in a world that never pause now enable small businesses to compete with large corporations, and having a website is now an extremely affordable way to market your small business. We have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why you need a web site: keep reading

Complete list of discussion forum threads (topics) Complete list of discussion forum threads (topics)
Mark Jerram
Here is the link for the complete list of 1,565+ topics (threads) on the discussion forum on BouncyCastleOwner.com (Since 2008) keep reading

12 Top Tips to get more inflatable hire bookings (For free or almost free!). 12 Top Tips to get more inflatable hire bookings (For free or almost free!).
Mark Jerram
12 Top Tips to get more inflatable hire bookings (For free or almost free!). This short report will show you 12 ways that you can immediately use to get more bookings for your bouncy castles and other play inflatables. I have tried to focus on methods that are free of charge or almost free. keep reading

Different names of bouncy castles and other play inflatables throughout the world.
Mark Jerram
Bouncy castles - traditionally very popular for childrens' birthday parties, are known by different names throughout the world. In the UK, they tend to be known as bouncy castles or inflatable castle keep reading

10 tips from Lady Gaga on how to grow your inflatable hire business.
Here are 10 brilliant marketing tips from Lady Gaga, which show you how to grow your inflatable hire business the Gaga way. keep reading

Ideas for inflatables for Stag and Hen parties Ideas for inflatables for Stag and Hen parties
Stagdo.org.uk
Inflatables for all ages (both physical and mental) provide a whole host of fun at stag and hen parties. With numerous suppliers offering a wide range of activities, there is sure to be something to suit everyone, providing a hilarious spectacle for contestants and spectators alike keep reading

How to Get Google to List your Inflatable Hire Business for FREE How to Get Google to List your Inflatable Hire Business for FREE
Mark Jerram
This amazing little trick can generate hundreds (or even thousands) of new customers for you. It only takes 5 minutes and it's absolutely FREE! Watch this Video to see how to take advantage of this opportunity to GROW your inflatable hire business. keep reading

Grow your business by placing FREE online classified ads
Mark Jerram
You can grow your inflatable hire business by creating highly targeted ads and submitting them to multiple FREE classified sites. There are several free classified websites these days. Some hire companies have had great success generating new leads with... keep reading

5 Fatal
Internet Marketing Mistakes That Can KILL
The Sales And Profits
In Your Business 5 Fatal Internet Marketing Mistakes That Can KILL The Sales And Profits In Your Business
Not using the internet actively as part of your marketing strategy is like no longer accepting mail or using the telephone and never advertising in the yellow pages, on the radio, in newspapers, on television or by mail. And it's like all these things combined. No intelligent business owner would try to do business without a telephone and an address to receive mail. But if you're trying to run your business without an internet marketing and communication strategy over time you'll find that your marketing and communication become less and less effective as the internet takes over more and more of our communication and media tasks. Of course many savvy business owners have realized that they can no longer afford to ignore the internet as a marketing and communication channel... keep reading

Online Booking Software for Bouncy Castle Hire Companies Online Booking Software for Bouncy Castle Hire Companies
The BIHA / BCO is pleased to announce a new official supplier of online booking software to bouncy castle hire companies..... keep reading

Why you should wear your company name and logo everywhere you go.
Mark Jerram
Do you regularly wear a jacket, tee-shirt or sweater with your company logo on the front or back? keep reading

How to double your profits - virtually overnight (Tip 1)
Mark Jerram
Welcome to the "Tip of the Week" 17 Nov 2009 fromBouncyCastleOwner.com (inpartnership with the BIHA) Thanks to this excellent profit generating tip go to Julie at KBLEvent Hi keep reading

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    • How many seconds does it take for your main bouncy castle website to fully load up on the small screen of your mobile phone (smart phone).
      1 - 4 seconds
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      26 - 30 seconds
      31 - 50 seconds
      51 - 60 seconds
      More than 1 minute

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    • Do you hire out mini-marquees (AKA Gazebos, instant pop-up-shelters) and/or full-size marquees alongside your inflatables to boost cash-flow and profits?
      No
      Thinking about it now after the wet 2012 summer
      Yes - but mini-marquees and gazebos only
      Yes - we hire out full size marquees only
      Yes - we hire out all sizes of marquees

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    • You discover that one of your competitors is illegally hiring out domestic "toy" bouncy castles to the public - which could cause a serious injury to a child as they are not robust enough for commercial hiring. What action would you take?
      Just warn them that they are breaking the law
      Call Trading Standards but warning them first
      Call Trading Standards without warning them first.
      Do nothing, but wait for others to report them.

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    • Do you charge your customers a "booking deposit" when they book an inflatable with you either through the phone or online? (E.g charge their credit card or ask them to send in a cheque, bank transfer or PayPal payment)
      Never - we're happy for full payment on delivery
      Sometimes - depends on the booking
      Yes - but only if they are a new customer
      Yes - for every booking, unless very short notice
      Yes - we won't deliver without a deposit up-front

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    • How many bouncy castles and other play inflatables do you own which you hire out?
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      3 - 5
      6 - 8
      9 - 10
      11 - 13
      14 - 16
      17 - 19
      20 - 29
      30 or more

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    • Which is your most popular add-on hire product?
      Jenga (all 3 sizes)
      Connect-4
      Croquet
      Giant Chess
      Giant Drafts
      Didi Cars
      Pitchburst
      Boom Blasters
      Giant dartboard
      Basketball Shooters

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    • Do you charge a little extra for hiring bouncy castles to weddings? (and other very special events?)
      No, we keep the same hire price
      We charge an extra £10
      We charge an extra £20
      We charge an extra £30
      We charge an extra £40
      We charge an extra £50
      We charge an extra £60
      We charge an extra £70
      We charge an extra £80
      We increase price in accordance with their budget

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    • Do you use Facebook and/or Twitter as a marketing tool to reach your local prospects and customers?
      Yes
      No

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    • There are 10 main benefits of your membership to the BIHA and this sister site (BCO). Which one do you find MOST useful?
      Learning about Health & Safety / Legislation etc.
      Getting help & advice from the Discussion Forum
      Displaying the BIHA logo to increase your prestige
      Learning from the mistakes (& successes) of others
      Directory listing of your business on BIHA website
      Receiving ideas to help increase your hire profits
      Saving money on PL insurance and other services
      Getting the FREE Tip of the Week from this site.
      General sense of belonging / Less loneliness!
      Hearing about special deals etc.from manufacturers

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    • Which payment methods do you accept from your customers who hire inflatables?
      Cash and Cheque only
      Cash, Cheque and PayPal only
      Cash, Cheque, PayPal and Credit/Debit cards

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    • Do you ask your customers for referrals when they are happy with your inflatable hire service?
      No, never.
      No, unless the customer recommends me to a friend
      I sometimes ask for referrals
      I always ask for referrals at every hire
      I have a system to collect referrals at every hire
      I have a system & they get rewarded for referrals

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    • Should hire prices of your inflatables be included on your website?
      No, I prefer people to call me to discuss prices
      Yes, but only one price e.g. From £50 per day
      Yes, all my prices are displayed on my website
      Cannot answer as I don't yet have a website

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    • How much do you charge for a standard 12ft x 12ft bouncy castle (including 12 x 12's with a 4ft+ safety step) delivered LOCALLY in your town.
      £35 per day
      £40 per day
      £45 per day
      £50 per day
      £55 per day
      £60 per day
      £65 per day
      £70 per day
      £75 per day
      £80+ per day

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    • What is your most profitable type of inflatable which you hire out?
      Childrens bouncy castles
      Adult bouncy castles
      Small inflatable slides (Max 6ft to platform)
      Large inflatable slides (incl. mega slides)
      Castle/slide combis
      Sumo/super hero suits
      Bungee runs
      Rodeo bulls / surf simulators / multi-rides
      Bouncy boxing / Gladiator duel
      Activity centres / Obstacle courses

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    • Do you reduce hire prices in the winter?
      Yes
      No
      Only if the customer wants additional hire items
      Sometimes

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    • Do you own an Apple iPhone (e.g. 3G, 3GS or 4)
      No
      Yes

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    • Has The Soaring Price Of Fuel Made You Stop Taking Bookings Further Afield?
      Yes
      No

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