My nightclub is going to be in a suburb of seattle with about 75,000 residents. Many of whom are financially capable and many more who are college students. Its going to be modern (Im going to spend alot on decor) and theres going to be 2 stages. One on the dance floor with bands and dj`s. The other is a smaller stage in the VIP lounge where ill have comedians perform.
Theres going to be a balcony overlooking puget sound and Im looking into how much it would cost vs the benefits of renovating the roof to expand the vip section or just have another dance floor.
Target age group is 18-30. Loud modern music and some killer lights (not disco and strobe but constant colors that light up the walls/cealing). Im going to be promoting the club mostly myself and a few friends and maybe a professional club promoter or 2.
And finally im going to be working 12-14 hours a day for the first year or two to make damn sure my business is the one running the block.
If there are any other arising entrepreneurs looking to get into the nightclub business get in touch with me, Im going to be going to university of washington for a business degree first and saving up about 80k of my own money so it may be a few years before I really get into the business but i have good ideas and im always looking for more information on nightclubs.
do you want to make alot of money? do something you like? work as little as possible to make an average living?
home based business is a BROAD category
before people can give advice they need some backround on what your looking for
Im planning on starting a used car lot, but its not just any used car lot. Its going to be mostly japanese imported and modified american cars. Think fast and the furious, for the average joe. Im going to buy parts in bulk, install as many of them as i can, (of course hire a few mechanics), and hope for the best.
Sounds like a dream, but Ive got it planned out.
First, i get the cars from the irs (impounded cars) where they sell for way less than i can find anywhere else.
After i get the car, i evaluate what i can put on the car to make it really stand out while still keeping the price between 4-10k. Car modifications im going to be putting on are lambo doors, suicide doors, racing fuel cap, floating hood, reverse hood, body kit, new gauges that match the cars color scheme, gull wing doors, shaved doors, push button start, floating trunk, reverse trunk, ferrari doors (conversion kit), angle eye headlights, halogen headlights, drifting kits, body decals, new paint if the car needs it, smoke machine/s, nos, exaust system, tinted windows, racing seats, dvd players, turbo or supercharger, sub woofers, lowered suspension. and any interior work that needs done. (this is just the list of modifications ive thought up now, there will likely be more)
the target market is of course the younger generation that cant get enough of these kinda cars.
a pretty nice perk of the job is that many younger kids will love these cars so much they try and buy them even if they dont have the money. the car gets reposessed, i get the money and the car back.
Anyways. Thats my idea. Just thought it up last night at about 2 am. And of course ive never had any business training or expierence, so what im asking for is people to point out the flaws in my idea so i can correct them. Thanks for all of your advice
im probaly the least qualified to tell you about business or nightclubs since im only 18 and dont even have an associates
any kind of business, you are going to need alot of foresight, planning, and information.
always think things 5 steps ahead.
and advertising, get some really good promoters. Better yet, do it with some of your friends. Club promoter is just as fun as being in the vip except you can choose which sexy ladies to invite to your club. try getting on tv. there are alot of people who are looking for something to do at night. modern club, im guessing start up is 200,000-400,000. up to 1-2 million if its a high class nightclub like on the vegas strip
and i realllllly really suggest moving to a big city suburb preferrably one with a college nearby. If you really want to get dirty, go to the college and crash every party you can find. and if your nightclub is near the college and all the partys are getting crashed, good chance you will get more customers. but, this is just an idea i got 10 seconds ago. lol. might work, might not. preferably do it behind the scenes so the kids dont know its you whos doing it. if they find out, you just shot yourself in the foot big time
bottom line advice from me is focus on having a comfortable club (like that other guy said if you attract the women, they will attract the men), very good marketing, at least 1 investor, im not sure how many you really would need, and a good location