Posts Tagged ‘Game Rental Company’

Rain Plan

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Rainy Day

In Colorado you never know what the weather is going to be like. One day it is 85 and sunny and the next it is 38 with a chance of snow – especially in the fall!  All of the work you put into your outdoor event can be ruined by one weather report.  Instead of checking the weather every hour the week leading up to your event, focus on making a Plan B.  It may be tempting to just push your event back a couple of days, but sometimes it isn’t that simple.


While you are in the process of planning your event, ask about weather policies and what the options are for bad weather.  Generally if you start the conversation early and know your options, you will have a better ability to come up with solutions to weather related issues.

Before you make any changes, check with your vendors and venue.  Ask their opinion, as they may have a simple solution for weather or can help you come up with one. Many outdoor venues may also have an indoor option that you can switch to.

If you do decide you would rather reschedule your event there are a few things to keep in mind.  Make sure you survey for what date works best.  It is important to talk to your venue, guests, and vendors before confirming a new date and time.  The items and location you wanted may already be booked on the day you are looking to reschedule, so it is important to be flexible.  Guests will understand if you have to change venues due to weather, but make sure you give them plenty of time to adjust their schedules.

When making a rain plan or moving event dates it is important to be decisive.  To avoid guest’s confusion about the event details, it is key to make a decision and stick to it.  You do not want to be scrambling to change things the day of the event because you were not sure if you wanted to make the changes.

Being An Invaluable Resource For Clients

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Dovie

Fun Productions' Event Designer, Dovie

Do you have a New Year’s resolution for your business? I will let you in on one of my best found secrets of 2012 that helped me realize the full potential of this resolution: to become an invaluable resource for clients by providing more than just my preferred vendor list. I let my new and existing customers know that I am their personal resource for all things events! Sure everyone has that “go to” company(s) that they recommend based on past performance when clients need referrals, maybe even a few favorites in each category. Here is the difference; I encourage them to call me if they need referrals, even if they don’t rent my equipment! Believe it or not, I have developed more business relationships and closed more sales from being known as the best resource in my community and work place.

Often I work with elementary PTA parents or high school after prom volunteers that change faster than the seasons. Has this ever happened to you? Do you know a company where the turnover is so high you can’t keep track of who knows your business as well as the last guy? When my company’s brochures don’t make it to the next round of committee members, I will ensure that at the very least they know to call me for all things event related when I reach out to them.  This allows clients the freedom to get the assistance they need to accomplish their events without having to feel bothered.  

My prices are not always the lowest, but the higher level of service I can provide seems to drive future business my direction and aid in justifying that cost. Whether my Mitzvah clients are referring me to their neighbors or a hotel passes my card off to their client directly, I see it as opportunity to remind this new person that I’m here to help, no matter what they rent or don’t rent from me. Give it a try and feel free to share your experiences with me at dovie@funproductions.com. I would be happy to blog about it here in the future!

Safe Inflatables

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fun Productions' Inflatables at play

Did you know that at Fun Productions, Inc we consider safety to be extremely important? 

We have always exceeded the safety standards and manufacturer recommendations for safety.  It is this commitment to the highest standards that has made it possible for Fun Productions to be honored to say that we have never in our 12 years of renting inflatables had a major injury or accident. 

Not only do we research and train using the industry recognized safety guidelines, we are on the forefront of setting safety standards in Colorado.  We have testified before the Senate and have sat on committees to help define some ways that operators can safely provide amusement devices for special events. 

As a customer of inflatable devices please check that your operator is doing the following to insure that you will have a Fun and safe experience;

~Is the provider a licensed business in your state and/or city?

*Do they have a business license registered with the state?

*Do they have a sales tax license?

*Are the people who are setting up your event employees with Worker’s Comp and Unemployment Benefits or are they illegally paid under the table? If they are sub-contractors they may not be getting the proper training and they may not have any sense of liability.

~Is the provider insured? 

*They should have property, auto, work comp, unemployment and most importantly liability insurance with at least a million dollars of coverage.

~Do they address proper set-up? 

*Inflatables must be staked or weighted properly. If your provider does not address these issues you are putting yourself, your children and your guests at serious risk.

*Have they discussed power needs with you? Insufficient power may cause the unit to deflate and cause injury or accidents.

*Make sure the inflatable vendor includes a written guideline of all the rules, safety standards, wind limits, and weighting requirements.

There has been so much recent press about the risks, it is important for all of us here at Fun Productions to make sure our treasured clients know that we are committed to keeping you safe.

Check out this article, if you’d like to learn more: RECENT INFLATABLE RIDE ACCIDENTS HIGHLIGHT PARENTS NEED TO VERIFY OWNER’S INSURANCE & SAFETY PREPARATION

Questions To Ask All Game Vendors

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

 Team on Giant Twister

Whether you choose Fun Productions or another game vendor for your next event, be sure to ask the right questions and get the right answers! Here are a few issues to consider:

  1. Do they have a contract to guarantee you that they must show up and that they must bring the equipment you have ordered?
  2. What are their written safety rules, guidelines and processes?
  3. What is their safety record?  How many major incidents/accidents have they had and what were they?
  4. Are they insured?  Is their insurance with a reputable A rated U.S. insurance company? Are they able to additionally insure you and your venue with at least a $1 million dollar policy?
  5. Are their games clean, do they smell good and are not ripped, torn or full of debris?
  6. Are their staff sub-contractors or employees?  Does their staff stay with the inflatables to keep guests safe and to help them use the equipment properly?
  7. What are their policies for Customer Service, their standards for appearance, and their training procedures?

Did you know that Fun Productions welcomes all of these questions? We are happy to answer any such inquiries, and will provide responses to set your mind at ease and ensure your next event with us is a success!