Starting a family entertainment center can be a daunting task. There are several facts and figures you have to lock in, and a couple of studies you have to secure to make the business venture a possibility – or prove otherwise.
Capital and funding are crucial necessities to begin business operations. If you are planning to open a single location, family-owned FEC, your own financial resources should be enough to operate, depending on the size and type of FEC you are trying to start.
A family entertainment center or family fun center comes in different shapes and forms. Your dream of starting your own business comes with a lot of work, studies, analyses, and of course – costs. Let’s zero in on an arcade game business idea.
Where can you post jobs to hire the best talent in the attractions and family entertainment center industry in the United States? In this article, we list both online job posting sites, as well as offline avenues, where you can find and hire the right employees for your business.
Who's excited for this year's IAAPA Expo? We're counting down the days to the biggest trade show of the year in the Americas region - and preparation is key! Here's a rundown of 3 things you need to maximize the IAAPA experience:
After a year hiatus, trade shows and in-person events are officially back! These are great avenues to learn more about the entertainment industry, network with like-minded people and businesses, and elevate your business with fresh products and services.
Arcade and FEC operators are looking for various ways to increase revenue, especially in lean times, without spending more money on advertising or capital investment. One quick and easy way is to make use of existing features in your arcade debit card reader system to set up promotions and packages that will increase your arcade revenue without spending more. In a recent interview, Embed Strategic Account Manager John Keys, a 16-year veteran in the FEC industry, gave four suggestions of promotions and packages you can run on the Embed arcade debit card system smartTOUCH.
2001. The year that changed the entertainment, attractions, and amusement industries forever with the establishment of Embed as an independent operation. From that moment on, the focus was revolutionizing the world of the debit card system.
Amusement Expo 2020 – we were all on top of the world. And then we got on the plane to go home and immediately the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the market begins to reopen after our industry's most challenging year on record, we couldn’t be MORE EXCITED to celebrate the return to Amusement Expo 2021 in Las Vegas.
The family entertainment, amusement, and attractions industries are social industries deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic. And, although the industry's overall foundation remains the same, many aspects of your business must be reevaluated, starting with recognizing the consumer who awaits post-pandemic. The post-pandemic consumer will challenge us to balance the line between self-service and guest experience. We’re living in the post-queue/post-line world, where instant gratification and speed of service matter. And thanks to COVID-19, fears of virus transmission have led to a spike in low-touch, contact-free mobile payments. And that’s not going away. So, what does the future of self-service hold for family entertainment centers?