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    Posted: 18 April 2012 at 2:22pm
Hey guys, iv been thinking for a wile now and i want to make paintball store and playing feild in my area. the reason for this, is because there are no feilds in area. there is a place where me and all my buddys go to get air and paintballs is an hour awayCry  and there prices arent very good! lol. iv talk to 2 of my friends about it and they think its a good idea but idk. im not sure where to start or if its even a good idea.  if someone could help me out that would be great!  thanks RyanSmile
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yea i new i need that but im not shure what kind and stuff. what i want to do is start out with just a small local store that sells everything you need to play and if it works then i want to make the feild and stuff. my biggiest worry is the profit, i mean im not trying to get rich off of it but i dont want to go broke! lol
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if any body has any ideas for me that would be great
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Let someone else do it, if you have to ask these basic questions you're probably ill prepared and ill funded.
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no im not i just wanted another opinion
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How old are you? Do you have any business experience? Have you considered marketing? Start-up costs? Plus MANY more things to consider.

It's all well and good to have "a good idea," but judging by your posts, I'm not sure you are ready to start a business...


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Im 17 and i do have business experiance and i would be doing the store with my friend and his dad. and his dad owns a fireworks store ao he knows what to do and everthing. and he wants to make a store too so i have good resorces and everything.
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Will your store sell punctuation, or are you fresh out?
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Tip #1: Professionalism. Grammar, punctuation, and a general understanding of English as a written (and spoken) language will benefit you by presenting you as an educated, responsible adult. I would honestly be hesitant dealing with anyone that replied to e-mails or posted on a forum (say, advertising your field online) in a way that seems you fell asleep in school. Presentation goes a LONG way.

Tip #2: Play time. Do you like playing paintball? If so, abandon any ideas to start a field. If you are an owner and operator of a field and pro-shop, you will NOT have time to play until you are established with your own competent employees. "Competent" being the major qualifier here. A good reffing staff will make or break a field.

Tip #3: Money. You will be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in start-up costs. I don't know how you plan on obtaining that money, but you can count on paying off that debt for years to come. IF you succeed. On that note, paintball is not a viable income. You will need side jobs or rely on someone else's funds until you develop a sustainable reputation. This is NOT a firework stand. There are not a lot of ways to make money on paintball. Paint profits only go so far, and a brick-and-mortar pro-shop will have a very tough time competing with online retailers. Where do you plan on getting the money to invest in a store?

Tip #4: Reputation. Your success depends on your reputation. If your staff are incompetent boobs, or arrogant jerks, you will lose customers, and they will spread the negative word. Congratulations, you just forced yourself under. Advertising, professionalism, quality field, and many other factors come into play here. Also, you will have to balance pricing and profit. You may soon find out why the other store's pricing "isn't very good."

Tip #5: Fields and acreage. The renters and recballers are the bread, butter and backbone of a thriving field. You cannot cater to speedball, and you cannot cater to woodsball. You will need enough land to have a multitude of options for anyone who wants to play. That is how you will draw your crowd. You can have all the advertising you want, if people don't like your product, it doesn't matter how well organized you are.

There are MANY more things to consider, but I'm a lazy bum, and that's about as much as I want to write at the moment. Still interested?
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