How to start a fun casino hire business in London – Part 2
Starting a fun casino hire business in London
Starting a fun casino hire business sounds like a bit of fun if you love casino games and enjoy entertaining people. It is very important that you have experience working in a casino as a croupier or a dealer. This will help you to provide a professional experience to your clients. It has so many rewards such as being self employed and actually enjoying what you do. However there are a few things to factor in before taking the plunge.
Find mentors in the Fun Casino Hire industry
This is extremely important. It is a business unlike anything else and you need to be able to talk to people who have done this before you. There are so many expensive mistakes I would have avoided if I had taken the time to speak to some experienced and willing fun casino hire owners before taking the plunge.
Make sure you sort out your storage issues before you start buying equipment
I found out the hard way that storage is very expensive in London. If you’re fortunate enough to have storage facilities already, good on you. Find out first before you buy your equipment. Don’t just throw your equipment into a damp garage, it can cost you a lot of money to keep replacing your equipment.
Keep records of every penny you invest into your fun casino hire business
There are so many hidden costs when you start having events. Petrol, replacing chips regularly (yes, you will do this often as guests sometimes keep a few chips as souvenirs), creating and printing fun money, building your website etc. will be some of your overhead costs. You have to be totally honest with yourself when you start out else you won’t know if you’re making money or not.
Invest in a good website
This is very important in the Fun casino hire business. Even your referrals will want to look at your website to see what you do. It’s effectively your shop window. Please check out www.nomadic-events.co.uk. We hope you like what we’re doing with our website.
Invest in good equipment for your fun casino hire
This sounds obvious but it’s not that straightforward. The trick is ‘don’t buy what you won’t be able to sell’. Don’t buy other people’s junk because you are just starting out. You don’t need many roulette wheels or blackjack and roulette tables when you start your fun casino hire but you need good ones. Also, try to find equipment that is not too heavy, you might need to carry them on your own sometimes when you have events. Don’t go running around buying everything off the local Del Boy (the wheeler and dealer from Only Fools and Horses).
Insure your equipment and find out more about public liability insurance
This is very important as many hotels will not allow you to bring in your equipment if you don’t have liability insurance
Next week, we’ll be looking at how to grow your business. I sincerely hope this blog has been useful. Please check out our services at www.nomadic-events.co.uk or our Facebook page ‘Nomadic Fun Casino Hire’ to see the services we provide. Please feel free to leave your comments below, It would be nice to hear from you.
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