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Video of how to pack away a bouncy castle

Good video showing you how to pack away a bouncy castle and put it back in its carrying bag.

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Airquee Ireland Open Weekend on 7th & 8th February 2015

06 Feb 2015 I have just received a Press Release from Airquee….. —————————————————————- The Airquee Ireland Open Weekend is in Beragh, County Tyrone Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015. Visit Airquee at our Ireland Show to touch, see and experience the original Disco Dome Read More …

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History of bouncy castles

In the late 1950s, former NASA employee John Scurlock was a mechanical engineer who was also interested in physics. His greatest legacy was the invention of the safety air cushion used by fire and rescue teams when rescuing people jumping from heights such as buildings. Read More …

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The 10 Key Elements of a High Quality Bouncy Castle Website

Courtesy of: Quick Sprout The BIHA recommend www.BouncyCastleNetwork.com as a high quality provider of bouncy castle hire websites and online booking systems.

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Getting Started on Facebook and How to Convert Fans Into Customers

Second only to Google, Facebook is the most visited website in the world, with over one billion users and growing. Facebook can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business and who are interested in the products and services that you Read More …

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How long is your website taking to load

How long does it take your website to load? Every extra second can have a huge impact. A study by the Aberdeen Group discovered that every one-second delay in page load time resulted in 16% decrease in customer satisfaction, and a 7% loss in conversions! Read More …

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Build a Positive Online Reputation by Publishing Content

Marketing your inflatable hire business online is all about good and relevant content. Customers who visit your web site want to be informed of products or services that can give them what they want or need. What some businesses fail to realize is that content Read More …

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Creative Ways to Get More Customer Reviews

Online customer reviews are vital for any inflatable hire business. But are you putting them on the backburner? Many businesses are and it’s a major mistake. Your potential customers will read online reviews before hiring from you. There are hundreds of review sites online these Read More …

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How to Handle Negative Online Customer Reviews

How to Handle Negative Online Customer Reviews If you market your business online, negative reviews are bound to happen. It is important that you know how to properly handle them, so you do not damage your credibility. What should be your game plan for handling Read More …

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Importance of Deleting Inaccurate Online Information

Nothing is more frustrating to a customer than searching for your business phone number only to discover that it is disconnected. This gives them the impression that you either went out of business or you neglected to update your online profiles. If you’re still in Read More …

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Tips for Hiring an Online Reputation Consultant

As an owner of an inflatable hire business, there comes a time when you have to decide which tasks you will delegate and which ones you will handle on your own. You cannot do everything, so your energy needs to be focused on those things Read More …

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Social Media: Catalyst for a Positive Online Reputation

People have a constant need to be connected, and social media has made it possible to know what people are doing all the time; sometimes, much more than we want to know. But in the business world, social media is so much more than that Read More …

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Why Fake Customer Reviews Can Damage Your Reputation

Why Fake Customer Reviews Can Damage Your Reputation As you know, the business world can be brutal. Have you ever been tempted to write a fake online review for your company out of desperation? Or maybe you thought about asking a friend or family member Read More …

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More Search Engine Exposure Means More Trust For Your Inflatable Hire Business

Subject: More Search Engine Exposure Means More Trust Wondering how you can impress potential customers who are online searching for inflatables to hire in your local area. One way is to ensure that your company has a strong presence in the search engines – including Read More …

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The Importance of a Positive Online Reputation For Your Inflatable Hire Business

Where would you be without your customers and clients? Your answer is probably “nowhere” because the fact is that they are the foundation of every business. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you ensure they are satisfied with the products or services that they receive Read More …

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Safer annual play through an annual MOT test

For several years now there has been a national scheme to improve safety in inflatable play and it’s fast becoming adopted as the means by which end users can purchase or hire a bouncy castle or other inflatable in the knowledge that it has been Read More …

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Why Your Hire Business Needs a Website and How Google Helps To Find You customers….For Free

If your business doesn’t have a website and you are stuck in the dark ages depending on Yellow Pages and classified ads to send you customers, then literally the only people who are going to find you are people who have already done business with Read More …

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Entertainment Ideas A – Z

The inflatable hire business is a great business to be in, and people have birthdays and events all year round which require a bouncy castle or other type of play inflatable. In order to maximize profits it is sometimes a good idea to have add-ons Read More …

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

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………. By Read More …

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12 reasons your hire biz should have a mobile website

The Top 12 Reasons Why Your Website Needs to be Mobile Responsive to Grow Your Business People go online and visit websites to learn more about businesses, brands, products and services and to make quick and easy online purchases. If you don’t have a website, Read More …

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Could complacency cost you your inflatable hire business?

Many hire businesses try to go it alone, but according to Business link, failing to get advice on how to grow your business could prove fatal. Small businesses suffer from potentially fatal complacency after their first full year of trading, according to Business Link in Read More …

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How to roll up a large inflatable – VIDEO

Following on from a question just raised by Chris on the discussion forum (on BouncyCastleOwner.com ) about how to fold up and roll a bouncy castle. I found these excellent videos on YouTube….. and also one from the USA NOTE: This is FREE article. If Read More …

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How to set up a bouncy castle in a sports hall – Video

Click here to watch a video of setting up a bouncy castle in a sports hall NOTE: This is FREE article. If you are interested in reading premium articles please click on the Members Only Area Not yet a member? Please click here to join Read More …

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Safe Use and Operation of Play Inflatables – including Bouncy castles

You can read this very important document by clicking on: http://www.pipa.org.uk/publicBestPractice.pdf NOTE: This is FREE article. If you are interested in reading premium articles please click on the Members Only Area Not yet a member? Please click here to join the BIHA now

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Inflatable Fitness Club for After School

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 brand new modern, energetic fun way for kids to exercise. Our giant inflatable Read More …

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Get more bookings providing inflatables for Stag and Hen Nights

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 Read More …

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How to create a PayPal button for your website so that you customers can pay their deposits

Creating a PayPal “buy now” button, or “add to cart” button, for your website is actually very straightforward. But you do need a Premier or Business PayPal account. (You will NOT be able to do it, if you just have a personal PayPal account). You Read More …

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Check your bouncy castle website works on a mobile phone

Why it is vitally important to check your website works when viewed with a mobile phone. If you have a website, (it is vitally important for all inflatable hire companies!) you need to get or borrow either an iPhone, Blackberry, Droid smart phone, or any Read More …

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How to get more referrals for your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

Getting referrals is one of the easiest ways to increase your profits in your inflatable hire business. But how do you get more referrals from your customers and from the people you know? “Is there a right and a wrong way to ask for referrals? Read More …

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Generator applications for running fans – A website Guide

Here is a website for working out generator applications…. http://www.macgen.com/calcul.html#kwtokva To make it easier here’s my ‘unofficial’ guide based on my own experience on minimum requirement to operate fans. Advise to start the fans one at a time. 1 x 1.5 blower = 3 to Read More …

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How a bouncy castle should be correctly set up

To see how a bouncy castle is correctly set up please watch the following video:

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85 Mistakes which some Inflatable Hire companies make which is hurting (or even killing) their businesses

I hope you find this post useful. If you think of any other serious mistakes which could potentially harm the profits of inflatable hire businesses, please could you post on the forum. Thanks. 1) Not attending the main industry Trade Shows i.e. The Leisure Supplies Read More …

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What You Should NEVER Say To a Potential bouncy castle Customer

(Unfortunately, many bookings are lost because of these two inappropriate words that are used). Never say the price of your bouncy castle rental first of all. If you do it is very likely that the customer will say “thank you” and contact the next rental Read More …

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A very easy and free way to promote your bouncy castle hire business

One of the easiest ways to market your hire business. Every time you go out to where people congregate – particularly your potential customers try to make sure that you regularly wear a jacket, tee-shirt or sweater (or baseball cap) with your company logo on Read More …

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Here come “Bessie the Bouncy castle”

Being in the bouncy castle industry most of us know how much all children love a bouncy castle! Well now we can introduce you to “Bessie The Bouncy Castle”. Michelle Traverse is Bessie’s creator and she’s hoping that her new children’s character will become the Read More …

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How to get more bouncy castle hire bookings in the winter

I am currently working on a free report to show operators how they can get more bookings during the winter, because traditionally this in the time when revenue and profits are at their lowest. Some of the ideas are as follows……… a) Contact all the Read More …

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15 email marketing best practices for your inflatable hire business

Do you find a high proportion of your customers and prospects contact you by email to hire your inflatables ? If so, do you collect their email address, so that you can email them at a later date with special offers such as “Two inflatables Read More …

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5 reasons why your LOGO is so important for your inflatable hire business

Historically, logos have been more a luxury than a necessity. Businesses attracted customers because they were the only game in town, so to speak. No longer. Today’s highly competitive inflatable hire companies and visually oriented consumers have catapulted the logo to prominence. Now your logo Read More …

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What to look out for when buying a second-hand inflatable

Buying second-hand has always been a sensible alternative for those major purchases in life. Houses, cars, and boats, for example, are popular second hand purchases. Yet, buying second-hand also carries inherent risks. Are you getting a good deal or inheriting someone else’s problems? You’ll need Read More …

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SAFEchild – Guidance on child protection issues

About SAFEchild www.safechild.co.uk SAFEchild provides guidance on child protection issues in line with current child protection legislation and promotes the Government’s “Every Child Matters” agenda. Established in 1999 SAFEchild is a registered charity and is dedicated to promoting the welfare of all children and young Read More …

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Leaflets and flyers for your hire business – What should be included

Most established bouncy castle business owners follow a similar pattern of information for their leaflets and flyers……. I.e. Company name at the top in small lettering. Then Bouncy castle / inflatable hire underneath. Directly underneath this they have a photo or two of their BEST Read More …

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Do you use Twitter to win more bouncy castle hire business?

By now you should have heard of Twitter which is a relatively new social / business networking blogging platform. This has caused a massive sensation in the business world, as savvy business owners are realising that their customers can keep up with what is happening Read More …

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How to prevent bouncy castles getting damaged from rubbing against metal stakes

Someone recently posted the following question on the discussion forum at: www.BouncyCastleOwner.com “Just wondered when you peg down your inflatables do you put the peg straight over the anchor point or not? Trying to prevent taking my castles to get a little bit of stiching Read More …

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How to Carry Out Minor Cosmetic Repairs on your Bouncy Castles

How to Carry Out Minor Cosmetic Repairs. Bouncy Castle (of commercial strength) are extremely robust. But, if your inflatable is in need of repair, the chances are that is has been caused by adults jumping on a childrens’ unit. Always ensure that childrens’ units are Read More …

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How to pack away your bouncy castle

1) Make sure that the bouncy castle is completely empty of all children and any debris such as leaves, small toys, stones etc. 2) Switch off the electrical supply and disconnect the blower. 3) Allow the bouncy castle to completely deflate, whilst packing all the Read More …

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Inflatable artwork creator denies manslaughter charges

Two women died because the Dreamspace Artwork installation in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham in the UK was not properly tethered, a court was told. Two people died when a walk-through inflatable artwork broke free from its moorings because of the creator’s gross negligence, a court heard Read More …

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How to clean your inflatables

Remember to always have your hire agreement signed and check your unit over when you collect it. Should your bouncy castle be particularly dirty (this should be rare) then you may have to discuss a cleaning charge with the customer as per your signed agreement. Read More …

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Excellent video from 1950 showing how important leisure is to Society

I recently came across this excellent 18 minute video (made in America in 1950) showing how crucially important leisure and entertainment is to the health of society (particularly children as they are growing up) . This video may well give you some inspiration (and ideas) Read More …

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PUWER REGULATIONS 1998

Please refer to the following link for a simple guide to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg291.pdf Posted By Mark Jerram 6th January 2009

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How to Improve Cash Flow in Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business

In any bouncy castle hire business (especially if you have corporate clients), cash flow – money coming in and money going out – is absolutely vital to the continuation and success of your business. Money going out is the simple part, there are always expenses Read More …

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10 Ways To Reduce Your Bouncy Castle Business Costs

In order to maintain good cash flow, while running a bouncy castle hire business, it is vital that you reduce your business costs as much as possible, especially in these uncertain economic times. This short article looks at ten ways that you can quickly reduce Read More …

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Victory for anyone supervising bouncy castles

Victory for parents (or anyone) supervising bouncy castles. Bouncy castle ruling overturned. A couple ordered to pay £1 Million damages to a boy who suffered brain damage whilst playing on a bouncy castle have won their appeal in the high court. This is seen as Read More …

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How to instantly increase the power of your blowers

All bouncy castles and inflatables need blowers to inflate them and keep them inflated. However, during normal use, the blower’s impeller blades attract airborne debris e.g. dust, dirt etc. which sticks to them and reduces their efficiency in much the same way that the build Read More …

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Different types of inflatables and add-on hire products

Below is a list of different types of inflatables and accessory products which can be hired out as “add-ons” or alternatively hired out as stand-alone products to bring in extra revenue to your inflatable hire business. If you can think of any other additional hire Read More …

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How to remove Party Popper Dye from Bouncy Castles

Subject: Party Popper Dye Removal. Please note that this is not a general cleaning product. So it looks like you might have a problem with the bleeding dye from Party Poppers or something similar……… please read on and also take a look at the image Read More …

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GUIDELINES FOR BOUNCY CASTLE USERS/HIRERS/OPERATORS/ATTENDANTS

Helping you play safe and stay safe Users/Hirer Responsibilities · · Agreeing the Operator/Attendants, ensuring that they have been adequately trained and are competent in their role as supervisor. · Completion of a risk assessment. This must be updated to take account of local operational Read More …

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WARNING – Toy Bouncy Castles

It has come to our attention that there are bouncy castle operators working in this area who are hiring out toy bouncy castles rather than the real thing. These castles are made of a nylon material and are inflated by a little blower which is Read More …

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Anatomy of your bouncy castle

It is very important for you to know the anatomy of your inflatable for the following reasons: If you understand an inflatable’s structure you will be able to make better judgment when buying one. When you need repairs done to your inflatable – you can Read More …

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Who should join the BIHA

You should join the BIHA today if: – You are thinking of starting your own bouncy castle / inflatable hire business. – You are in the process of starting your own bouncy castle / inflatable hire business. – You are in the inflatable hire business Read More …

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Steps to becoming a Registered Play Inspector of Inflatables.

To be eligible you will already have a good working knowledge of the design, manufacture, materials used, operating procedures, maintenance and inspection of bouncy castles and inflatable play equipment. In addition, it is very important that you have a good working knowledge of the standard Read More …

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Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Important new legislation came into effect on 28th May 2008 that will compel businesses (including bouncy castle and inflatable hire businesses!) to adhere to new rules or else risk a prison sentence or a maximum fine of Read More …

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Ten Reasons Why Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business Must Have a Website

10 Reasons Why Your Bouncy Castle Hire Business Must Have a Website. Do you have a website? Bet you’ve heard this question before. What’s the big deal? Why does a local bouncy castle hire company need a website? Isn’t that for companies who do business Read More …

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Top Safety Tips for Concerned Parents Hosting a Bouncy Castle Party

7 Top Safety Tips for Concerned Parents Hosting a Bouncy Castle Party In light of the recent press coverage in relating to the bouncy castle accident case in Rochester, Kent where legal action has been taken against a hirer after a child was injured on Read More …

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BIHA Statement on the Sam Harris Case (Mentioned in National Media)

Following on from the High Court ruling about the tragic case of Sam Harris – please click on the link below for more information regarding this case and a statement from the BIHA. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7390803.stm The official BIHA ruling in case anyone wants to quote it Read More …

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Legal requirements of employing someone in your inflatable hire business

Such are the demands of work on the founder/owner of an inflatable hire business, that it may be a while before formal employment contracts are organized and proper procedures are put in place. This however does not mean that an employment contract does not exist. Read More …

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Beware of large curtains in halls

Many halls and community centres have large curtains which hang down from the windows. Unfortunately, the blower for the inflatable is often placed near the bottom of the curtain. During the party the bottom of the curtain can sometimes be sucked up and block the Read More …

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Why it is easier to run an inflatable hire business in the 21st Century

Why it is easier to run an inflatable hire business in the 21st Century. There are many opportunities around nowadays that were just not available before 2000 (or if they were they were incredibly expensive). Examples are: 1) The internet. Customers can find inflatable hire Read More …

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How to beat the problem of wet weather once and for all

A problem with hiring out bouncy castles in the UK is the unpredictable weather! A heavy rain shower can mean that both the bouncer and the children get wet, the enjoyment is reduced. (Although the guidelines says that bouncy castles should NOT be used in Read More …

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The World’s most profitable hire product?

In early 2001, one of our members gave the BIHA a simple but brilliant idea to dramatically increase all our profits. It is by far the best idea that we have ever seen. It is totally unique and only a tiny percentage of inflatable hirers Read More …

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Why your electrical equipment MUST be PAT tested

The Law states that it is your responsibility to make sure that all items you hire are safe. PAT testing (Portable Appliance Test) is now law for all electrical items that a business owns which are used by the public, customers, contractors and employees etc. Read More …

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Co-opertition is always better than competition for inflatable hire companies

A BIHA member recently told me the following: “I noticed that I had two types of competitors: Type 1, They would always try to “steal” customers from me by trying to undercut my prices. They would never pass bookings to me, even if they were Read More …

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Hiring to a Hall – what you must ask

Many people hire community halls and other halls (e.g. church halls) for their children’s birthday party. This is a great idea as inclement weather cannot affect the party. They also hire a bouncy castle or small slide for the hall. Unfortunately, the ceiling heights of Read More …

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Beat the Blob Inflatable – A new interactive entertainment

BEAT THE BLOB is the first in a new line of super-interactive activity and entertainment products from UKELO Technology. All parts of the product are made in the U.K. The Blob is an 8 foot high inflatable fed by a small 400 Watt Blower. It Read More …

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How to run a successful bouncy castle hire business (Brief report)

Learn the shortcuts and secrets to success and avoid the mistakes! The author has 14 years experience of hiring bouncy castles, inflatable slides and Bouncy ball ponds, learn from his mistakes and successes! (For more information on hiring bouncy castles & inflatables – please visit Read More …

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An excellent product for cleaning inflatables

One of the best products for cleaning inflatables is G101 cleaner and a bit of scrubbing! Tip: Wash off the G101 after cleaning thoroughly and wear latex gloves as it can cause the fingers to tingle a bit. You can buy G101 cleaner from good Read More …

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Built in “Promotion days” for your inflatable hire business

Traditionally, at special times of the year people celebrate important events where they need to hire a bouncy castle or other inflatable. The most popular event is a child’s birthday. However, there are many other dates throughout the year where people have cause to celebrate. Read More …

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How to get bookings with schools at any time of year.

There is very easy way to get bookings with schools at any time of year – during term time. You just need to contact the head-teacher and ask the following question… (To read the rest of this post you will need to log in) If Read More …

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Why you should watch the dates on your website

A colleague of mine visited a web site last week, and the main headline on one of their products was ‘New for 2012’. Problem is, it is no longer 2012. It is 2014. And things that were new in 2012 can already seem outdated. As Read More …

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The secret of getting bookings with schools at any time.

How to win more inflatable hire business with schools at any time of the year There is a little known secret to get hire bookings from your local schools, regardless of the weather and the time of year. All it takes is a phone call Read More …

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Why your electrical equipment MUST be PAT tested

The Law states that it is your responsibility to make sure that all items you hire are safe. PAT testing (Portable Appliance Test) is now law for all electrical items that a business owns which are used by the public, customers, contractors and employees etc. Read More …

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Brief history of bouncy castles

The first bouncy castle was devised in Britain by John Scurlock in the late 1950’s. While experimenting with different designs and materials for covering tennis courts, Scurlock created an inflatable cover to protect the court from environmental damage. During the testing stages of his new Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Macbeth (Part 2)

This is the second article on www.biha.org.uk which looks at the hilarious practice of performing a Shakespeare play on a bouncy castle. Below is some questions put to the organisers: WHY on Earth are you doing Macbeth on a bouncy castle? Because we can! Er, Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Hire Business – Why Start One?

Bouncy castle hire business – the rewards Hiring out a bouncy castle or another type of inflatable for children’s or adult’s parties can be a highly profitable and enjoyable business that won’t take up much of your time, or cause you sleepless nights. As an Read More …

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Hiring a Bouncy Castle for Adults

Adult bouncy castles are a winner at adult parties. This article has a few ideas on how hire of an adult bouncy castle for your event could add an extra dimension of fun. How did it all start? Bouncy castles were the brain child of Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Hire Business – Tips On Making It A Success

Getting business Put the word out, tell all the parents you know about your business. Price your hire to allow for a discount to anyone who passes business to you by telling a friend, or otherwise reward these people in some way. Advertise in the Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Hire – 11 Safety Considerations For Hire Companies

If you are hiring out bouncy castles and other inflatables then safety should be your prime consideration. Here is a list of 11 considerations to keep in mind. 1. Insurance: check that your insurance cover is high enough. Levels change from time to time, so Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Business – Tips On Setting Up

Do your research: as with all prospective business ventures, thorough research of the bouncy castle market in your area is essential. Look through the local newspapers, go on the internet, look in the Yellow Pages and find out how much competition there is in your Read More …

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The most powerful way to advertise your inflatable hire business

It sounds too simple to be true, but it really is… A well-targeted and timely PRESS RELEASE to the media is the most powerful form of marketing and advertising on the planet! A high quality press release, with the proper targeting and distribution to reach Read More …

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Effective outdoor advertising techniques for inflatables

Outdoor advertising is an affordable way to gain high-frequency visibility to your target audience. There are many forms of Outdoor Advertising. You have conventional forms such as billboards, vehicle advertisements, or street furniture. On the other side of the spectrum, you also have more unconventional Read More …

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The importance of having a website for your bouncy castle hire business

In the beginning of the Internet, not many people created their own website for the simple fact that the Internet wasn’t that popular back in the days. As time passed by, the Internet gained more and more popularity and in the present the number of Read More …

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Steps to running a party rental business (Article from the USA)

I’m sure you’ve seen moonbounces (Bouncy Castles) at various parties & events. Perhaps you’ve even rented one. But have you ever thought about the financial windfall that can come with owning a couple of the units? Moonbounces rent for anywhere from $85.00/day on the west Read More …

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Advertising balloons – a great way to promote your clients business

Advertising has always been a world of mysteries for those who are linked to it. There is a lot of substance in achieving the proper advertising technique for the promotion of products in the global market. People keep looking for the correct promotion solutions to Read More …

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Starting a home-based business with inflatables (Article from the USA)

How ordinary people can make so much money working only 8 days a month. Looking for your own home business? A business that only needs part-time hours? We may have the answer. There are very few business ventures which can be run on a part-time Read More …

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How to increase your income in the winter months

I am currently working on a free report to show bouncy castle hire operators how they can get more bookings during the winter, because traditionally this in the time when revenue and profits are at their lowest. Some of the ideas so far are as Read More …

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How to legally reduce your tax bill in your bouncy castle business

Know your Personal Allowance Your personal allowance states how much of your income you are allowed to keep from savings, pensions and earnings before tax is due. This tax year runs from April 6, 2007 to April 5, 2008. For those under 65 it is Read More …

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Why it is easier to run an inflatable hire business in the 21st Century.

Why it is easier to run an inflatable hire business in the 21st Century. There are many opportunities around nowadays that were just not available before 2000 (or if they were they were incredibly expensive). Examples are: 1) The internet (especially Broadband). Customers can find Read More …

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Bouncy castle tragic incident – 2003

In August 2003 a young boy was tragically killed on a bouncy castle in the United Kingdom. Please click on the following link to read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/3380593.stm Please note that this type of accident is extremely rare, but it does highlight the importance of proper Read More …

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How to start and run a profitable bouncy castle hire business – At a glance.

Learn the shortcuts and secrets to success and avoid the mistakes! The author (Mark Jerram) has 14 years experience of hiring bouncy castles, inflatable slides and Bouncy ball ponds, learn from his mistakes and successes! (For more information on hiring bouncy castles & inflatables – Read More …

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How to quickly raise £2,000+ to start your inflatable hire business

Many people would love to start up an inflatable hire business, but they do not have the necessary capital to invest in two or three 12ft x 12ft bouncy castles to get the ball rolling. However, there is a way to raise this capital quickly Read More …

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Improve your hire business the Japanese way!

In business the Japanese have a word that resonates right throughout their industries… “Kaizen” Kaizen simply means… continuous improvement one little step at a time. This does not mean big, major impact improvements which cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds to implement, Kaizen focuses Read More …

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Keep your customers informed during the booking process

Here is an idea that will re-assure your customers that you will deliver on the day.   If you have ever bought a book from Amazon or a PC from Dell, you will notice that  they keep you informed (usually via email) about every stage of Read More …

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Telephone scam that targets bouncy castle hire companies

Publishing Scams CHARITY SUPPORT PUBLISHING – SCAMBUSTING GUIDELINES Danger SignsBe very wary of anyone cold calling you asking you to place an advertisement in a Wall Planner, Diary, Children’s Fun Book, Drug Awareness Book, Magazine for Emergency Services Personnel, Guide or other publication. They usually Read More …

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Bouncy Castle Hire Agreement

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE AGREEMENT These instructions are intended to help your children have a fun time, and ensure their safety. Please read and follow the safety and rental instructions listed, use your own common sense and have a great time! 1. It is the responsibility Read More …

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19 Free Ways to advertise your bouncy castle hire business

1. Thompsons local 2. BIHA Website 3. Free websites (e.g. freeindex.co.uk ) 4. Referrals from customers 5. Press releases 6. Search engines esp. Goggle + yahoo 7. Write a testimonial or an endorsement for a related product. 8. Join the industry discussion forum at: www.BouncyCastleOwner.com Read More …

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Bouncy Castles – A Goldmine?

Title: Bouncy Castles – A Goldmine? Author: Steve Carter Article: One of the many questions that people ask themselves when thinking of either starting their own business, or earning extra income, is what offers the best opportunity? With so many different opportunities, finding one that Read More …

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Using inflatables for advertising purposes

People advertise in many different ways to attract a specific audience. Some of them use TV and radio broadcasts, some- newspapers, others- billboards and neon lights. But advertising inflatables are gaining popularity in the business world. Advertising using inflatables can be cheaper than any other Read More …

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Grow your youth ministry the inflatable way!

As youth group leaders know, it can be a very challenging job to teach, inspire, guide, mentor and reward the good behavior in today’s youth. Whether you are a youth pastor or a youth organization director, it can be challenging to successfully attract and keep Read More …

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Inflatable Outdoor Advertising

Inflatable outdoor advertising is a very modern and affordable way to gain high-frequency visibility to your target audience. There are many forms of traditional outdoor advertising, such as billboards, vehicle advertisements, or street furniture. On the other hand, you also have more unconventional means of Read More …

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Shakespeare Play on a bouncy castle !!

Bouncy Castle Hamlet Andrzej Lukowski Setting Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy on a bouncy castle is exactly the type of am-dram silliness people expect from the Fringe. In that respect Bouncy Castle Hamlet most certainly doesn’t disappoint: some of the cast can’t act, Hamlet appeared not to Read More …

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Tips on how to reduce your bouncy castle insurance premiums

So how do you persuade an insurer to reduce his premium? The answer is by demonstrating to the Insurer that you have acted reasonably, prudently and in a manner that will allow the Insurers to perceive you as a Risk ‘that will not have a Read More …

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What is an inflatable structure?

Inflatable structures 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 or moonwalk or moon bounce or jolly jump in the US, bouncy castle or inflatable castle in the Read More …

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Beware of cheap, toy bouncy castles

URGENT SAFETY NOTICE : It has come to the attention of the BIHA that there are cheap imitation imported bouncy castles currently on the UK market. These are TOYS and are not designed for commercial hiring, (only light domestic use) as they do not comply Read More …

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How to remove old phone numbers from bouncy castles

Many inflatable manufacturers provide a free service to their customers by painting their phone numbers on their brand new inflatables. This is a great idea as it can increase dramatically the number of bookings and referrals from other people seeing the inflatable. However, if the Read More …

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Using a bouncy castle on the beach

Running a bouncy castle or other inflatable on a beach can be a very good money earner in the summer and autumn. However, there are some extra considerations that must be made for safety reasons and also for the care of the inflatable. Things you Read More …

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How the BIHA creates safer play

***VERY IMPORTANT*** – If you are looking for a bouncy castle hire company for your child’s party or other type of event – please read the following… Some people planning a party or event make the decision to hire the cheapest bouncy castle they can Read More …

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