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•  Great Christmas add-on hire product

•  Safe Use and Operation of Play Inflatables, including Bouncy Castles.

•  New Inflatable Play Fitness Club for Kids - BIG EARNING POTENTIAL

•  Top 10 reasons why you NEED a website

•  7 lies and myths of the bouncy castle rental business

•  Different names of bouncy castles and other play inflatables throughout the world.

•  Complete list of discussion forum threads (topics)

•  12 Top Tips to get more inflatable hire bookings (For free or almost free!).

•  10 tips from Lady Gaga on how to grow your inflatable hire business.

•  Ideas for inflatables for Stag and Hen parties

•  Grow your business by placing FREE online classified ads

•  How to Get Google to List your Inflatable Hire Business for FREE

•  5 Fatal Internet Marketing Mistakes That Can KILL The Sales And Profits In Your Business

•  Online Booking Software for Bouncy Castle Hire Companies

•  Why you should wear your company name and logo everywhere you go.

•  How to double your profits - virtually overnight (Tip 1)

•  PC time saving tips for every day

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

•  The Top Reasons Why Your Website might Appear To Be 'Invisible' To The Outside World...

•  How To Get A Lot More Referrals For Your Bouncy Castle Business

•  How To Promote Your Bouncy Castle Business For FREE On The Internet.

•  Play Safe: A Guide To Using Bouncy Castles.

•  Are Bad Telephone Practices Hurting Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business?

•  Why Is A Bouncy Castle So Much Better Than Other Childrens' Party Entertainment?

•  Sensible Advertising & Marketing during the credit crunch (Do you cut back or spend more?).

•  How To Quickly Get Rid Of Mildew, Damp And Mould On Your Inflatables

•  How Starting A Bouncy Castle Rental Business Can Help You Through The Credit Crunch.

•  Coronation Street's Chesney Suffers An Injury After Tumbling On A Bouncy Castle

•  8 Steps To Correctly Rolling Up And Transporting Your Bouncy Castles And Inflatables

•  How To Skyrocket Your Bookings By Uploading Videos Of Your Bouncy Castles Onto YouTube.com

•  3 Key Secrets To A Successful Bouncy Castle Rental Company - Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

•  Social Networking Online-- Why Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business Needs You To Do It!

•  DOWNLOAD: Rental Agreement For Bouncy Castle Companies

•  12 Free and Low Cost Marketing Ideas To Turn Around A Failing Bouncy Castle Hire Business - In Superfast Time.

•  Why You Should ALWAYS Get Your Customers To Sign A Disclaimer When You Rent Out A Bouncy Castle

•  A Superb 'add-on' Hire Product (and business opportunity!) For Your Existing Bouncy Castle Rental Business.

•  5 Ways To Get The Air Out Of Your Bouncy Castle At The End Of The Rental Period.

•  GENERATORS -- What Size/Power Should I Use For My Bouncy Castle Fan?

•  How To Get A Lot More Off-Peak Season Business For Your Bouncy Castles.

•  How To Prevent Your Bouncy Castles From Being Stolen

•  Caring For Your Bouncy Castle

•  What Is A Bouncy Castle?

•  Revealed: Secrets That Highly Successful Bouncy Castle Hire Companies Use To Build An Extremely Profitable Business And How You Can Copy Them!

•  Top Success Tip: - How To Get Bouncy Castle Insurance At The Lowest Premiums

•  Top Success Tip - Choosing The Best Name Of Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

•  The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

•  How To Make Sure That Adults Don't Play On (And Break) Your Childrens' Bouncy Castles.

•  82 Blunders Which Could Damage Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

•  Another 26 Marketing Ideas To Promote Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

•  How To Ensure The Rain Does NOT Spoil The Bouncy Castle Party!

•  How To Pull In Extra Profits By Offering Add-On Rental Products & Accessories

•  The 14 Best FREE Marketing Ideas For The Bouncy Castle Hire Business

•  Inflatable Hire Disaster Preparation Kit

•  10 Tips For Buying New Inflatables Safely

•  The Secrets of How to Start and Run a Profitable Bouncy Castle Hire Business (Part3)

•  The Secrets of How to Start and Run a Profitable Bouncy Castle Hire Business (Part2)

•  The Secrets of How to Start and Run a Profitable Bouncy Castle Hire Business (Part1)

•  10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

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    • Forum for manufacturers, suppliers, repairers, testers and anyone else supplying goods or services to the inflatable hire industry.
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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?
      1
      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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