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Mark Jerram

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  1. 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business
    Nick James
    Many people start up a bouncy castle hire business on their own without getting proper advice and support from others in the industry. However, this approach leaves them wide open to make mistakes that can harm their inflatable hire business and slow its growth. . . . keep reading

  2. The Secrets of How to Start and Run a Profitable Bouncy Castle Hire Business (Part1)
    Nick James
    If you know the trade secrets of running a bouncy castle business, not only will it be much easier and more enjoyable, but you are much more likely to succeed….This report has been written to show absolute beginners exactly how to profit from this lucrative business in a step by step way and avoid the mistakes that others have made in the past who perhaps. . . . keep reading

  3. Another 26 Marketing Ideas To Promote Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business
    Nick James
    There are many different ways to market and promote your Bouncy Castle Hire Business effectively. Here are 26 ways that are easy and proven to work . . . keep reading

  4. Here are some unsolicited testimonials and comments that have been received from happy subscribers since this site went live. More will be added at regular intervals.
    "Both BouncyCastleOwner.com and the BIHA website have been extremely helpful for us during our first few months of business - Thanks"  Steve Harr . . . keep reading

  5. Matt Doyle explaining why your choice of domain name for your website is so important to attract more customers.
    Matt Doyle explaining why your choice of domain name for your website is so important to attract more customers. . . . keep reading

  6. Interview between Mark Jerram (BIHA) and Matt Doyle - Sept 2009.
    Watch an interview between Mark Jerram (BIHA) and Matt Doyle - Sept 2009. . . . keep reading

  7. What Is A Bouncy Castle?
    Nick James
    Bouncy castles are large cold air inflatables that people (usually children) can enter and bounce around on. They have been marketed under a variety of names Astrojump, moonwalk, bounce house, moon bounce, or jolly jump in the US . . . keep reading

  8. The 14 Best FREE Marketing Ideas For The Bouncy Castle Hire Business
    Nick James
    There are many ways to get free marketing and advertising for your bouncy castle hire business which work anywhere. Here are the best 14 ideas that you can immediately benefit from especially if you are on a tight budget. . . . keep reading

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Revealed: Secrets That Highly Successful Bouncy Castle Hire Companies Use To Build An Extremely Profitable Business And How You Can Copy Them!
    Nick James
    Some bouncy castle hire companies only make small profits whereas others rake in massive profits all year round. You can copy what these successful companies do if you have the know-how. This report does just that . . . keep reading

  12. 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 . . . keep reading

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. How Starting A Bouncy Castle Rental Business Can Help You Through The Credit Crunch.
    Mark Jerram
    The bouncy castle hire business is a very easy business to get into... We are specialists at helping people start out in this business. We offer a simple solution to help you make extra money... money that will help you beat the credit crunch! We have researched and found that when times are hard . . . keep reading

  17. 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 . . . keep reading

  18. How To Promote Your Bouncy Castle Business For FREE On The Internet.
    This article looks at 14 ways to get completely FREE advertising for your bouncy castle rental business on the internet. Take advantage of this, it's really easy, and watch your bookings increase as more and more of your potential customers search the internet for your services. . . . keep reading

  19. The Top Reasons Why Your Website might Appear To Be 'Invisible' To The Outside World...
    Nick James
    At one time or another you may have used a submission tool, or submitted by hand and then wondered why you had not been indexed. Unfortunately, there are many reasons that may delay or prevent you from being indexed by a search engine. There's rarely one simple answer for why you're not being found. Fortunately, there is generally an explanation and a way to correct the problem if you know what to look for. . . . keep reading

  20. GENERATORS -- What Size/Power Should I Use For My Bouncy Castle Fan?
    Nick James
    Many Bouncy Castle Owners are not sure what size and power of generator they need to have to run a standard fan which is 1.1kw/1.5hp. If a generator is 2.7kw, does this mean it's powerful enough to run 2 fans? Actually No! Here's why . . . keep reading

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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

Why you should ALWAYS display the BIHA logo shield on your business stationery and website etc.
Mark Jerram
If you are a member of the BIHA then you have full permission to download the BIHA logo shield, and put it onto your website or business cards, letter heads, vans, uniforms, or anywhere else connected 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

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

Matt Doyle explaining why your choice of domain name for your website is so important to attract more customers.
Matt Doyle explaining why your choice of domain name for your website is so important to attract more customers. keep reading

Interview between Mark Jerram (BIHA) and Matt Doyle - Sept 2009.
Watch an interview between Mark Jerram (BIHA) and Matt Doyle - Sept 2009. 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
      5 seconds
      6 - 10 seconds
      11 - 15 seconds
      16 - 20 seconds
      21 - 25 seconds
      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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      2
      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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