Creation of a crossbow-shooting range.
We do not claim to be original in this matter, but just want to share our experience in implementing such a business idea, which we have developed in practice. Perhaps someone will choose another path of development. We initially proceeded from the principle of minimum investment and maximum efficiency! So let's get started.
What was it for?
We decided to organize a crossbow shooting range because:
- we ourselves were very interested in shooting from this exotic weapon (on the first day, when we left for the forest, we fired all day from crossbows, then we checked the range of its shooting and as a result ran afterwards in the forest looking for arrows);
- in the course of the implementation of this business idea, we wanted to earn extra income in addition to our basic income;
- we had for this free time in the form of days off (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays;
- we had the opportunity to invest in this case a small (quite a tiny) amount of money.
How to start the process of organizing an arbalest shooting range?
Any idea, much less connected with business, requires reflection in the company of like-minded people. Because one to organize all this will be hard. We at our place, brought many of our relatives to this business.
The idea originated with Emilich, during a meeting with a childhood friend who, during childhood memories, when talking about who made what kind of pistols, sicles, bows, shotguns and how they shot, that recently in a neighboring city was in a crossbow dash and shot there from a crossbow and he really liked it. This idea Emilich shared with me. So the idea of our small business was born. Everything twirled ...
To begin with, we decided to study the matter. Climbed on the Internet (as well as you are now), but not finding there anything worthwhile, began to cunt themselves.
The first idea was to organize a stationary shooting gallery, renting out a basement room. But, having studied the rental rates and having calculated the approximate business plan in the mathematical model, they decided to abandon this idea. It was possible to call her business an idea with a big stretch.
1. Rent payments are very high - and the area needs a lot, because a place for shooting lanes, as well as for placing visitors (a minimum of 100-120 sq.m.);
2. It is necessary to invest heavily in repairs and finishing (which we did not have);
3. The market is not known, therefore it is impossible to calculate what the profitability of this business will be;
4. A stationary place requires a constant presence or, at most, a hired labor (which again must be paid), and we did not intend to give up the existing work that our families fed.
As a result, the first working idea of our small business is to purchase the minimum set of equipment necessary for shooting from a crossbow, add to it very cheap thematic toys ( children's bow, children's crossbow, slingshot, darts ) and make an exit crossbow shooting range. Even if it does not matter, we thought, we will have crossbows from which we ourselves can shoot during the rest, so we, thanks to minimal investments, did not lose anything.
What we bought for the organization of the crossbow shooting range?
Basic equipment. The thing without which it is impossible to organize a crossbow shooting range.
All this we bought from the organization which was the owner of the operating gallery in the neighboring city. Otherwise, where could we have born the idea that it is necessary to shoot from a crossbow, and what should be included in the initial set for organizing your business - a shooting range? And at this stage we have overpaid for some products. In particular, the crossbows, the arrowheads (shields), the grid, paper targets - could be bought much cheaper. But what can you do? Everything comes with experience (at least now, in the store , prices are much lower than those presented).
However, this is not all that is needed to organize an arbalest shooting range. It is necessary to decorate it, equip instructors, put crossbows and arrows somewhere, and also entertain children of shooters, who always have plenty of folk festivals.
All this we have purchased in various stores. Clothing for instructors took camouflage. This is close to the shooting subject, and very convenient to operate.
Now we need to talk
on the organizational and legal form of the shooting range.
We made the IP. The idea of choosing this form for our home business was based on the optimal level of registration costs, subsequent tax deductions and reporting.
Taxes. The type of activity on which we operate as the Shooting Club "ROBIN GUD" is 71.40.4 (code OKVED) Rent of inventory and equipment for leisure and recreation.
This type of activity falls under the category Services to the public (code on OKNN - classifier of services to the population - 0194064 - Rent of sports, tourism, games). Services to the population are subject to the Unified Tax on Imputed Income. Those. a fixed amount of tax, the increase of which depends only on the number of people working in the club. And so, the amount of tax is fixed and does not depend on the income received. The amount of taxes in the quarter is about 2000 rubles. If some months do not work - the amount of tax is correspondingly reduced. Reporting, also quarterly until the 20th day of the month following the reporting quarter. The idea of minimizing costs within the framework of small business has gradually become reality.
So. We register the IP and buy the necessary trifle.
Separately about tickets. Tickets are needed! This is a form of strict accountability, replacing the cash register, which must be diligently conducted so that there are no problems with the tax. In order to order tickets, it is necessary to take a copy of the Certificate of Registration of IP and a copy of the TIN and contact the printing house, which has the right to print forms of strict accountability. You need to order blanks in the form of BO-9 and BO-11. BO-9 is "Cash register for receiving revenue", and BO-11 is directly tickets, or rather coupons, which you will give to customers in exchange for money received from them. On the procedure for the application of forms of strict reporting forms, see Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 6, 2008 No. 359.
The layout of the crossbow shooting range
Optimal for us, we determined the following layout of the exit crossbow shooting range:
Shooting from crossbows at a distance of 10 meters. From children's bow, crossbow and slingshot from a distance of 3 meters. For darts enough 1-1,5 meters. Two boxes on the diagram are demountable tents-tents of 3x3 meters. Children's targets are attached to an adjacent wall located between the tents.
In life it looks like this:
Security is ensured by the lolly, or by a special tape, which is stretched along the perimeter of the shooting gallery, as well as by the vigilant training of instructors.
As an advertising sign, we, as seen in the photo, used a banner of 1x6 m.
Racks for fixing the mesh and tripod for the location of the shields, we had to design and do by ourselves.
The photo shows how the grid is fixed to the rack, and also the tripods on which the shields are placed.
The height of the position of the pins supporting the arrowheads is selected in such a way that the shield does not fall back from the arrow. Given that the size of the shield is usually 50x50 cm, the distance of the pins from the top edge of the tripod can be about 60 cm. The width of the shields can be different, depending on what material is used for the production of shields. In our case, it is a leaf isolone. The width of such a shield does not exceed 20 cm, so the length of the pin can be (in view of its attachment to the tripod) within 25 cm.
Now you have everything you need to organize an arbalest shooting range.
The question arises: what now with all this to do?
Firstly, we would recommend testing the idea of a test drive. Such a practical business approach will immediately reveal many additional details. For example, it is necessary to imagine what time it takes to load all the equipment into the car, what car is needed and how to transform it to fit everything. We, 3 instructors and a set of equipment fit in one machine of Japanese manufacture - Mazda Demio (in this structure we drove for 400 km from Kazan to Agryz and Izhevsk on the day of Railwayman). It is important in practice to understand what kind of place is necessary to place a crossbow shooting gallery, and how long it takes to decompose all this. In general, the idea is that the situation should be as close as possible to the "battle". After this departure, there will be a whole list of trifles to take with you next time: scissors, knife, electrical tape, screwdriver, scotch tape, etc.
Now try to make money on the crossbow dash.
There is no need to go far beyond business for the idea of earning an income. In any region of Russia, in any of its settlements there is a whole list of holidays that are celebrated with mass festivities. Holidays our people love and know how to know. In addition, there are days off when people like to relax in the parks, and in the summer even on the beaches. Therefore, depending on the time of the year, it is necessary to determine which event is closest to such as: Maslenitsa, Victory Day, Sabantui, Militia Sabantuy, Petrov Day, Railway Workers Day, Builder's Day, Navy Day, City Day ... and many, many more such days ... ( for those who do not know "Sabantuy" is a national holiday, which is held after the end of the sowing campaign, which is the folk festivities on which the toilers have settled, and now even the townspeople compete in dexterity and skill, and Sabantuy's main event is wrestling on the belts).
We began our activity with the departure of the Pestrechinsky district next to Kazan on May 9, and there, in the district center, in the square where all the most significant events are held, we built an arbalest shooting gallery. For rent we paid to buy in the store a children's darts worth 200 rubles. and presented it to the head of the department of culture of the district. It was not difficult to agree on this. Calling a week before the event in the local department of culture, we presented our sports and entertainment attraction and agreed to meet to locate the location on the spot. We went, looked, chose a safe place, discussed the present and approved the time of our arrival on the appointed day.
Considering that there were almost no other entertainments on the square except for the traditional children's and youth concert, as well as barbecue rows, the client did not take long to wait. Moreover, the children's sector (as we call the totality of children's attractions: children's bow, children's crossbow, darts and slingshot) brought about the same income as the adult sector (respectively, two tracks of an adult crossbow).
Now is the time to talk about security.
Choosing a place for the location of the shooting range, between profitability and security, you must choose security, otherwise no profit will then please you. Business is business, and security should be in the first place. The idea is that if you can not safely place a shooting gallery in the most transitory place of a mass holiday or a public place on a day off, you need to choose a safe place, and the flow of people to send there using various types of advertising and promotion (in that case we simply took a crossbow, put him on his shoulder, and how the eastern barkers went to the people, ten minutes later our dash was already queued).
What is a safe place?
1. This means that in the direction of shooting from the adult arbalest, behind the net and on each side of it there should be no pathways, places where people can walk or sit down on a picnic and especially cafes, summer verandas, etc.
2. Next to each shooter, there must always be an instructor who must be ready at any moment to correct the crossbow jerking towards the side, pointing it towards the targets, and accordingly the grids. It is especially important that it gets closer to the end of the holiday, when the people, heated with drinks, begin to show excitement. Then our spotted form begins to play its role. Since our people genetically built respect for any military form.
3. For security reasons, it is necessary to deny shooting to the most tipsy citizens from the crossbow, and (we say this from the practice) to children under 10 years old. Since both do not adequately perceive the situation, it is impossible for them to explain how and where to aim and what not to do.
4. Any teenager under 16 must shoot only with the participation of an instructor. The instructor holds and directs the crossbow towards the targets, the teenager aims and pulls the trigger. In this case, it is most convenient to shoot from the table.
5. It is advisable that the cocked crossbow be removed from the safety guard by an instructor. This is done only when the client has aimed and is ready to fire. The instructor removes the crossbow from the fuse ready at any moment to correct the crossbow in the right direction.
6. Each new client should briefly talk about security measures, show how a crossbow is cocked, how to charge, how to aim, and how to keep fingers.
7. Only the instructor can take arrows out of targets, while loudly announcing to everyone: DO NOT SHOOT! At this time, the second instructor should watch, so that no one cocked the crossbow. It is advisable to keep a limited number of arrows on the table, for example three for each crossbow. This makes it easy to control the number of shots and the arrows themselves (we had a case where an arrow shot from our table).
About how much the arbalest shooting range brings
Now you can and about the most interesting. What income can be obtained by arranging an exit crossbow shooting gallery, using the idea of such a small business described in this article?
Revenues of the crossbow shooting range consist of two parts: work on cultural events, work on corporate parties, work on weekends.
At cultural events. Here, revenue is generated from ticket sales. The quotations for shooting are as follows: from an adult crossbow 3 shots - 50 rubles, 1 shot - 20 rubles. Rent a walkway for 1 hour 1000 rubles; from a children's crossbow and bow 3 shots 30 rubles., 1 shot - 10 rubles; from the slingshot and darts 3 shots (throw) - 10 rubles.
NECESSARILY, you should have prizes! Prizes we gave out on this principle: in an adult crossbow - when typing 50 points with 6 shots.
Usually a person starts to shoot, it turns out well, he recruits from the first three shots, for example, 26 points, and he buys three more shots in excitement ... and gets a gift worth 10 rubles! the goal is achieved, the person has enjoyed shooting and the prize, and we got more money. In the children's sector, prizes are given about the same way, but they can be earned from three shots. Only the goal for children is better to put more clearly. For example, from a crossbow twice hit the central circle, or from a slingshot with three shots twice hit the banks.
The cost of the prizes is approximately 10% of the ticket revenue.
Thus, in one day, on a holiday you can earn from 5 to 19 thousand rubles. (figures from practice). Well, what is not a small business?
On corporate parties. To receive an order for a corporate, it is necessary that people who decide on organizing such events learn about the dash. Firstly, these are holiday agencies, in the second, they are the heads of enterprises.
A good promotion is the distribution of business cards at public events. Give people cards and say that your shooting range can be invited to any holiday, whether corporate or even just someone's birthday.
In order to increase the chance to receive an order, it is necessary to place advertising. Any business idea should be supported by promotional activities. Advertising can be given in specialized publications or in free newspapers, it all depends on the budget.
One hour of the corporate is worth 3,500 rubles, each followed by 500 rubles. cheaper, i.e. The second hour is 3000 rubles, the third hour is 2500 rubles. etc.
On weekends. On weekends, especially in summer, people do not like to stay at home. Beaches and city parks are a place where you can relax and earn money at the same time. The income here as well as at mass events is the sale of tickets. However, the income here is somewhat less than at mass events, because fewer people. But you can talk with people in more detail and get acquainted with fans of exotic weapons, role-players, reenactors, etc. They can become your regular customers in the future.
In general, an off-site crossbow shooting range is a very interesting activity, unless you are going to receive income only from it (for this you need to make a stationary shooting gallery). Combining the main work with an exit shooting range, you can have a good rest outdoors on weekends and holidays, and also earn good money. At us it has turned out for the first summer three times to pay back the expenses for purchase of the equipment.