Start Your Own Inflatable Rental Business

Start Your Own Inflatable Rental Business

Written by: Bill Graham



Time to read 1 min


Starting an Inflatable Rental Business can be a great part time endeavor or a fantastic full time business. 

Requiring a low initial investment, inflatable rental businesses provide a quick return on investment. With low overhead, maintenance for inflatables are minimal.

 Because inflatables deflate, very little room is required for storage which makes this a business that can be run out of your own home. Another huge benefit to the inflatable rental business is that it promotes itself adding organic word-of-mouth advertising to your marketing. 

But the very best and most important reason to start this business is that it brings children so much joy. The faces on kids when they see a huge bouncy house in their yard is priceless. It’s like bringing the carnival to their front door.


$85 to $300 for an 8-hour period. Variations on price depend on the neighborhood, season and type and size of bouncy house or inflatable.

1 inflatable typically rents twice a week.

Assuming you rent for a reasonable amount of $100 per rental here is a chart showing approximations on how much you can make.

1 $200
$800 $9,600
2 $400 $1,600 $19,200
3 $600 $2,400 $28,800
5 $1,000 $4,000 $48,000
10 $2,000 $8,000 $96,000
25 $5,000 $20,000 $240,000
50 $10,000 $40,000 $480,000


Name and registration - Come up with a fun company name and register it with your local City Hall.

Laws and Licenses - Each state and city may have rules and regulations regarding inflatable rental businesses. Be sure to contact your local government to ensure you comply with all laws. Obtain a business license from your local city hall.

Supplies - Purchase a business starter kit from We have several sizes to choose from. 

Insurance - Be sure to insure your inflatable to protect yourself from accidents. Contact us for a list of Insurance providers.

Domain and Website - This step is not completely necessary depending on the size of your company but is a good step toward legitimizing your business and increasing sales. 

Advertising - This is one of the most important steps. Be sure to let all your friends and families know. You can put in local ads in the yellow pages, create social media campaigns; there are a million ways to advertise. Find the one that works best for you.

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