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Finishing Touches

December 1, 2016

Tented events take place in all kinds of weather, upping the demand for doors and specialty sidewalls. The popularity of tented events can be attributed, at least in part, to the human desire to be outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean that people actually want to experience being outside. Instead, they want the panoramic vistas while …

Moving on up with multiple locations

August 1, 2016

Expanding to multiple locations offers numerous benefits, if the timing is right and both will and cash flow are strong. Delores Crum didn’t see that she had a choice. Sure, her party, tent and wedding rental store in south Austin, Texas, opened in 2000, was doing well. But up in north Austin, another rental company …

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Case study: Expanding from one location to two

July 13, 2016

Expanding a party and event rental business from one location to two ideally results in higher revenue, a bigger market share and more opportunities for the business and its employees. But every so often, the unexpected happens. Consider Jill Redmon, president of Montana Party Rentals in Bozeman and Wyoming Party Rentals in Jackson Hole. Redmon, …

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Winter wise

December 1, 2015

As tents and heating options improve and more cold-weather events take place, tent rental companies are eyeing winter installations with interest—and caution. Howling 30-mile-per-hour winds. Crews having to go inside every 15 minutes to warm up. Snow for the entire 10 days of setup, so much of it that snow removal crews had to haul …

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Are winter tent installs right for you?

November 19, 2015

Winter tent installs offer tent rental businesses opportunities to keep inventory and crews active, taking the edge off of what can be a slow time of year for those companies located or working in severe-weather areas. But as attractive as the prospect of staying busy is, winter installs aren’t right for every company. For one …

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Challenge accepted

October 1, 2015

Custom tenting projects may seem daunting, even impossible, but for tent rental companies willing to tackle them, the rewards can be exceptional. To some extent, every custom tenting project offers tent rental companies the chance to exercise their imagination and don their problem-solving caps, but certain undertakings require going above and beyond. Such opportunities help …

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Just right

August 1, 2015

Accurately determining space needs is critical for a successful tented event. The strategies of experienced tent and event pros help to make the process more science than art. Determining space requirements for a tented event can be fraught with consequence. Cut estimates too close and the event may feel as crammed as a rush-hour subway. …