Amusement Articles

The amusement business and attractions industry has been around since the late 1800's with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind it. For new fun center business developers, looking to start an arcade business or their own family entertainment center, there are a great many resources and pools of information to dive into. This amusement articles archive is a great place to spend some time in and check back often.

Amusement Business Information and Resources

zone action park - fun center businessThis section of the Family Entertainment Center website is about helping you find and research the amusement business with information from our own archives and other industry professionals and experienced fun center business operators.

We understand the thirst for knowledge a new fun center developer is awash with, and present the articles in this section as an all-you-can-eat buffet to help you in the understanding of amusement business demographics and the eternal amusement lease vs. buying your location question.

For a new fun center business, the biggest challenge can be finding your fun center funding, but before you can even really start to think about finance questions, you first must learn the 10 steps to start a family fun center or best determine if your new amusement business is really an entertainment center or if you are about to start an arcade business.

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Amusement Business - Demographics

The amusement business holds a lot of excitement and promise for the new entrepreneur looking to start something of their own. What's not to like about working in a fun environment all day?

But as with any new startup, there has to be a business opportunity to make the leap from working-for-the-man, to working-for-thyself.

The process to really determine the business opportunity falls to the feasibility study and that process starts with a look at the demographics. To clearly determine your local market opportunity and the potential of your fun center idea and it's profitability, you must get an understanding locally of the community demographics.

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Amusement Business Mistakes

When I go on vacation, I take a lot of books with me. I try to make sure that none of them have anything to do with business, but sometimes business lessons come from the strangest places. One of my vacation reads this year was "Famous Last Words" by Jonathan Green. This sometimes funny, frequently poignant compilation of deathbed quotations offers a glimpse at the characters of famous people as revealed by their final words. My favorite (as a business columnist, anyway) comes from showman P.T. Barnum, whose last words reportedly were "How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?"

Whatever words you may utter if your business collapses (most probably unprintable in this column), the failure can often be traced back to some "famous last words" you once said, if only to yourself. Here are some painful examples:

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Amusement Demographics 101 | Family Entertainment Center Business

Starting a new family entertainment center business, indoor party center or other amusement attraction requires some homework. You have a great idea, it appears that idea is needed in your area, but to clearly determine your local market opportunity and the potential of your project idea's profitability, the first step is looking at the local demographics.

The study and understanding of the demographic make-up of your market opportunity can be a complex one. However, prior to really digging into the specific data, and spending volumes of time there, you can do some quick, general rule-of-thumb projections to at least get a start and some degree of initial confidence, that yes this is an idea that could work.

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