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What budget do you need to start a marquee hire business
This is a question I get asked often and my response is nearly always the same – don’t throw a large amount of money at it to start with.
Now this might be a little surprising considering my position, surely it’s in our interest to sell someone as much equipment as possible? Well yes, but we take a longer term view -if we look after you then when you expand or need to replace stock you’ll come back to us for more. If you turn tound afte a year with a lot of stock that you’ve never used then you won’t think much of my recommendations!
Basically I’d suggest something around £3000 to start with if you’re starting it up on a part-time basis:
- Our silver package for marquees (£3057.60)
- A Website (£240)
- Local advertising (£300)*
- Vehicle/trailer/transport (£500)*
- * Depending in what you choose and have available this may be more/less
This is based on someone starting a business slowly and buying more marquees as needed – when our delivery time is generally 2-3 days from stock it makes life a lot easier to expand!
If you need a large return straight away and you’re doing this full time then obviously you’ll need more marquees to start with (this is what our gold package is aimed at).
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