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What are the startup costs of your VR business

If you got to this page, it means you already have a vr club or you want to open it, and of course you are wondering how much it will take you. If you already own the arena with Pico 4 or Meta Quest headsets and run free-roaming games there, you should submit an application on our website to contact your personal manager and get a free trial to test all of our games. But If you are only at the beginning of your journey, there are some financial expenses, crucial factors and points to take into account. But there is nothing to worry about, because VR is one of the most modern and exciting forms of entertainment, and if everything is properly organized, you get a profitable business faster than you can imagine.

Firstly, it is necessary to choose a suitable type of arena which will meet your requirements and financial capabilities. While choosing it is also important to pay attention to the city population and if there are any other VR venues nearby. BATTLE START offers a wide range of options to choose from, thus you will be able to find the best variant for you.If you want to reduce start-up investment and open your arena quicker, it will be more convenient for you to open a mini arena for 4 or 8 people. But if you have a financial opportunity it will be better to think of bigger ones — VR arena for 16 players at a time or a huge VR park for 32 players.
After choosing your business option, here comes the time to select premises and start the renovation. If you have a mobile arena it will be enough for you to have flooring and branded banners for the walls, an indoor space with diffuse lighting and no direct sunlight. You can also use our games in some outdoor areas, but it’s needed to have a tent to protect the headsets from the sun. For big VR clubs and parks there are some specific requirements, which you should keep in mind: special flooring and white markings, blackout curtains, diffuse lighting, accessories for the headsets, necessary equipment and so on and so forth.

Renovation in that case is a big expense, but if you do everything right it helps you attract customers and make it easier to get faster profit due to holding huge events like birthday parties there.
You can make your venue unique by design, adding different services and special master classes to increase your revenue and make upsells in the future.

Another initial investment is equipment. The costs for that differ from country to country due to the logistics and taxes, but quality equipment is the key to your success in that kind of business. Fortunately, our games are designed for modern and not so expensive devices. Pico 4 and Meta Quest 2/3 headsets don’t require any additional wires or special backpacks to play. The game can be operated just by a modern tablet based on Android OS. Also you need to have a good internet connection and a PC or a laptop to install the game.

Marketing campaigns and good promo is of great importance too. It is recommended to start the advertisement while preparing your premises for renovation.
The easiest way to attract customers is good content in your social media. Create accounts for your venue on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and things like that. Tell your potential customers why they should attend your place, hold their celebrations there and then tell everyone about their newest experience via posts or short videos.

It may seem to be hard at first sight, but it’s way easier than you think. Moreover our team provides you with the necessary information, marketing materials to make everything comfortable and unlimited consultations for our partners.

The last but not the least important part is choosing staff. This point is not exactly start-up investment, but regular ones, but still should be approached thoroughly, because people you work with are your “company’s face” in some kind of way. To start it will be enough to have 3 “employees” including you to instruct customers, hold events and so on. They have to be proactive, root for the place they work in and want to make it even better. It will be great for them to have an experience in the entertainment industry and working with children, because the huge percentage of the VR club’s revenue is children’s birthday parties. BATTLE START by the way offers the instructions for recruiting staff too.

In conclusion, it’s needed to say that VR is a profitable business and a future of the entertainment industry, where all the investment will turn into profit faster than you can imagine and the BATTLE START team will accompany you at all stages of starting your business.