How to start a family entertainment center business?

Have you thought about starting a family fun center or entertainment business such as a bowling alley, laser tag arena, kid’s entertainment center, or another type of indoor party attraction? The basic model for a family fun center has been proven to be an effective business model and a great way to start a business that can create happiness and memories for thousands of people every year, but of course your own unique take on a fun center, perhaps with a special theme, new attractions, or other improvements, could be the next best thing that kids and adults alike will come from all over to enjoy! With that in mind, here are some steps to help you get started–and remember, you can always contact us at US Design Lab for a free consultation on your potential business!


Think about why you want to start a family fun center or other entertainment business. If you want to challenge yourself by becoming an entrepreneur and developing your own flourishing business that can entertain families, friends, and coworkers, and allow them to make lasting memories, as well as create an ambitious job in a fun working environment for yourself, you’re right on target!


Make sure your concept is feasible. Obviously, any new business is going to need money to grow and thrive, but you don’t need to have all the financing figured out right at the beginning. If you’ve conceptualized your entertainment center alone, you may want to consider finding a business partner. Depending on your strengths, you can find someone who complements you; if you’re the creative type and have a vision but don’t want to deal with numbers, you could consider partnering with someone more business-minded, or vice versa. Think about what kind of fun center you want to open; who is your target audience, and what would they find appealing? Obviously, kids, teens, and adults all have different ideas of what’s fun, but there’s always a way to include everyone if that’s your goal. You can do research into different entertainment centers around the world to get inspiration, but visiting a few yourself is the best way to figure out what you think works and what doesn’t for your own family fun center.


Once you’ve got a more concrete concept in mind for your entertainment business, a feasibility study of some kind will be useful in figuring out what kind of financing you will need to create your center, from design to construction to furnishing! As an entertainment center design firm, with over 20 years of experience in multiple countries, we would love to be part of your journey and can bring your vision to life on a budget! We are also partnered with interior furnishing manufacturers who can help you with making the inside of your entertainment center as fun as can be, and who can work alongside us from the start to make sure that everything is cohesive and designed to maximize fun and return on investment!
Ready to start your adventure in the family entertainment industry? Give us a call or contact us through our website!