So You Want To Learn How To Start Your Own Paintball Field...

If you want to learn how to start your own paintball field, know this:

It is a major commercial undertaking that requires that you do a great deal of homework to see if the idea is viable or not. The first thing you need to do is check to see if you have competitors nearby. If not you might have a gold mine on your hands. If so, then you might want to consider doing a deal with the current operating paintball field to expand their business.

You also need to find out if the site you have chosen for your paintball field has the appropriate zoning to operating that kind of business. If city officials are unfamiliar with paintball, you may have some convincing to do. It's very important to get permission -- otherwise, you may face stiff fines from your municipality or city.

How To Start Your Own Paintball Field PII: Your next steps are...

* incorporate your business (a must to limit your liability)
* acquire business insurance (and especially liability insurance)
* clear and pave land for a parking lot
* buy bunkers
* thin woodland areas of trees and brush
* purchasing a CO2 tank and a nitrogen tank for reloading weapons
* order uniforms for referees
* hire a book keeper
* buy a cash register
* acquire a credit card merchant
* buy equipment to be rented out such as goggles, markers and barrel plugs,
* buy thousands paintballs wholesale or cheaply
* install electricity, phones, running water and possibly a shelter
* electricity, phone, running water (you'll need a bathroom!)
* create an advertising campaign


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Starting your own paintball field is not inexpensive, however. As long as you have good credit and a solid business plan, some banks will be happy to lend you start-up money . This s especially true if you can prove, by citing statistics that paintball is big business. It is after all the third most popular extreme sport in the United States. Don't even think of starting a commercial paintball field without a business plan. The reason most businesses fail is that nobody bothers to do a business plan. Remember your business plan is meant to keep you on track as well as serve as a promotional tool.

Once you have opened your own paintball field you might also face some other significant choices. Do you want to split your field into two fields so that it can generate more income by engaging twice the players? Do people have to reserve a field to play or will you accept drive-by business? Will you allow people to play in the field at night? If so then you will need to invest in Day-Glo paint and nighttime lighting.

How To Start Your Own Paintball Field PIV

Start talking to wholesalers about buying paintball and other equipment in bulk. Consider becoming a retailer yourself to help support the business. Buy a few books about different game formats so that your referees (which you also need to hire!) can keep games interesting for you customers.

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If starting a commercial field sounds like too much trouble, you can use a wire to create a playing perimeter within your own land n and set up some bunkers (inflatable bunkers, planks of wood or hay bales) so you and your friends can play games at your leisure.

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