Want to Start an Escape Room? Read This!
With more and more escape room games opening around the country and more businesses focusing their attention on this growing niche, it can be exciting to think about opening an escape room business yourself.
While it’s true that it’s a lot of fun, and that it can be very lucrative, there are also a lot of things you should consider first to make sure you’re fully prepared to handle all the ups and downs.
First, you have to make sure you have a great location. As you’ve probably heard a million of times, location is key. And, in addition to finding a spot that is convenient or in demand, you also have to make sure the facility will work with your escape room concept. For most people, you’ll need to find a building that has lots of separate rooms, or you’ll end up footing the bill for pricey custom construction.
Next, you need to have a solid plan in place for getting your business started. In order to get your escape room officially up and running, be ready to spend money upfront, and well before you’ll ever make money selling tickets. Look into options like getting investment money and small business loans before you decide that putting these expenses on a credit card is a good idea.
Finally, you have to make sure that people know about your escape room! From online marketing and website building, to good old-fashioned word of mouth advertising, the only way your business will ever be a success is if people show up!
Not everyone is made for owning an escape room business. But, for those that are, it’s one of the best jobs you could ever have!