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Fun Center Business Plan

Family Entertainment Center
Plans and Services to Start Your Business

Helping family entertainment center developers find and secure their funding with a professionally prepared fun center business plan.

Fun Center Business Planning - Made Easy

If you are looking for some business planning help with you fun center startup, laser tag center or indoor playground business plan, we have the answer in our fun center business plan package. The Family Entertainment Center website is part of the FEC Network of amusement business resources for fun centers, indoor party centers and laser tag attractions.

The body of the plans are written by a sales and marketing executive with 25 years experience in the Family Entertainment Center (FEC) industry and a list of completed fun center projects in seven countries around the world, including the USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The included Financial Statements have been developed in part by a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and are based on current North American industry data.

The fun center business plan is simple to use, thorough and complete with everything you need to get your idea in front of potential funders, including a full set of amusement industry financial statements. For most of us, developing financial statements is a royal pain in the you-know-what ! We recognized this early on in the process of providing completed business plans for our customers.

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This was the easiest to use, simplest thing we have found since starting our fun center research. Until we found this business plan, we had no idea what things would cost, how many visitors to expect or how much money we could earn. Highly recommend this FEC package.

Carl & Ramona Preston, NJ

To help ease and simplify the task of completing this critical component of any business plan, the financial statements are user-friendly, yet comprehensive and accurate within today's amusement industry. As you modify your financial statements - your income and expenses, cashflow and revenue projections are automatically updated.

Simply follow the included guide-lines, add your local data to the Microsoft Excel spread sheets where indicated and watch your financial statements come to life! It's easy and simple to run a variety of multiple scenarios. Add activities, modify any component of your entire financial picture and see immediately how it could affect your operations; start-up costs and revenues. Its like having a Chartered Accountant reviewing your business plan as you work.


Two Business Plans to Choose From

indoor party center business plan package

Children's Entertainment Center

  • 24 Page Word Document
  • 6 Page Financial Statements
  • Amusement Specific
  • Telephone Support
family fun center business plan template

Family Entertainment Center

  • 37 Page Word Document
  • 27 Page Financial Statements
  • Bonus: How to Start Guide
  • Amusement Specific
  • Telephone Support

Our Fun Center Business Plan packages are a completed document with financial statements and are based on existing facilities and industry data.

CEC Plan Transparent
Children's Entertainment Center
Business Plan Sections & Information

This CEC Business Plan option - is perfect for new amusement developers who are looking to open an indoor party center, jump-n-bouce inflatable attraction, edutainment center, toddler play cafe, or similar business focused on ages 10 years and under. The children's entertainment center (CEC) plan includes the following sections and information:

Written Plan

Executive Summary
Business Overview
Industry Analysis and Trends
Market Analysis
Target Market Demographics
Competitive Analysis
Business Ownership and Management
Location and Facility
The CEC Product
Staffing Requirements
Attraction Mix
Family Friendly Services
Selling Prices and Cost Structure

Financial Statement

Business Startup Costs
Financial Assumptions and Projections
Cashflow Year One
Cashflow Year One to Five
Income Statements Year One
Income Statements Year Two
Business Return on Investment
Run Unlimited "What-if" Scenarios
Project Your Staffing Costs
Average Dollar Per Visit Spending
Two Year Forecasts
Includes Industry Averages
Over 190 Individual Line Items

Marketing Plan

The Market Strategy
Product Positioning
Pricing Strategy
Promotional Strategy
Competitive Analysis
Birthday Parties
Group Events
Web and Social Media
Community Marketing
Corporate Sponsorships
Growth Strategy
Staff Training

Information contained within the plan and financial statements comes from several sources. First, information from the annual reports as published by IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions).

Secondly, the resources and experience of the FEC Network team members. With close to 40 years combined experience in the fun center industry, we have helped many entrepreneurs design, build, open and successfully operate their own family entertainment centers. From Canada and the USA to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we have had a hand in developing many successful fun centers. To ensure on-going accuracy within the plan, we communicate on a regular basis with existing owner/operators which provides a real-time monitor for the accuracy and relevance of the data included within each plan package.

A Microsoft Word document contains the body of the plan, along with a 6 page Microsoft Excel spread-sheet that contains all of your financial statements. All core information such as city, state, management team, local market data, etc is hi-lighted for easy modification. Simply fill-in the high-lighted areas with your own information - complete some local research and the plan is ready for distribution - its really that simple!

With 6 pages of financial statements, the total plan length is 28 pages - a perfect length for potential investors (see side-bar).

Preview the financial statements

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Startup Costs

Page 1 of 6

financial assumptions page for starting an indoor party center business

Assumptions (Formulas) Page

Page 2 of 6

income statement for family entertainment centers business planning

Income Statement(s)

Pages 3 - 6

Business Plan Length

A typical Investor reviews 500 business plans each year, perhaps more. Of those 500 business plans, the majority are filed, lost or disregarded. Reasons for this are numerous, but Investors commonly complain that many of the business plans they receive are thick, overly ponderous documents. Many Investors will reach for the thin business plans first, finding this strategy most appealing when sifting through several hundred candidates. The ideal length for a business plan, according to many Investors, is 25 pages, with appropriate appendices.

A side note.... Many Investors encourage management to write their own business plan, or at least be involved in the research and development of the plan opposed to hiring an outside professional. The management team needs to feel responsible for the contents of their business  plan because they have to perform. Outsiders, such as an accounting firm, assisting a team with their plan, is fine but they should never write the entire document. Outsiders don't have to live up to the plan, management does.

This is a perfect reason for the use of an industry specific fun center 'template' plan. It gives you a solid accurate base to work from, but leaves enough local research and elbow grease to make you intimate with your plan and the local opportunity. Instead of starting at square one and working for 6 months or more, you can step in with a well written plan and spend a couple of weeks refining it for your business goals.

- Courtesy of Northwestern Capital Group

business plan testimonial from California

We had some of our own research already completed, but really needed a plan that showed us how to pull it all together. This fun center business plan worked perfect for our edutainment center, thank you!

Suzanne Moore, CA

FEC Plan Transparent
Family Entertainment Center
Business Plan Sections & Information

This business plan package is best suited for developers looking to start a full feature family entertainment center (FEC) project that offers multi-attractions for all age groups. The plan includes the following sections and information:

Written Plan

Executive Summary
Business Overview
Industry Analysis and Trends
Market Analysis
Target Market Demographics
Competitive Analysis
Business Ownership and Management
Location and Facility
The FEC Product
Staffing Requirements
Attraction Mix
Family Friendly Services
Selling Prices and Cost Structure

Plan Attachments

Primary Residential Population
Population Demographics
Visitor (tourist) analysis
Total Estimated Population
Percentage(%) of Age Breakdown
Competitive Attractions
Capacity Estimates
Vehicle Parking Requirements
Allocation of Interior Space
Lease Cost Estimate
Estimated Construction Costs
Mezzanine Cost (optional laser-tag)
Kitchen & Service Equipment Costs
Booths, Tables & Seating
Startup Costs
Project Budget
Birthday Parties
Laser Tag
Blacklight Minigolf
VR Stations
Other Attractions
Games (coin-op and redemption)
Group sales
Food & Beverage
Total Estimated Sales
Operating Expenses as (%)
Staff Schedule & Budget
Staff Schedule & Proposed Staffing
Total Salaries
Expense to Income Analysis
Year One P&L
Year Two P&L
Five Year P&L
Five Year P&L Cumulative Profit & Loan Payment
ROI Analysis

Marketing Plan

The Market Strategy
Product Positioning
Pricing Strategy
Promotional Strategy
Competitive Analysis
Birthday Parties
Group Events
Web and Social Media
Community Marketing
Corporate Sponsorships
Growth Strategy
Staff Training

Fun Center Business - Built On Reality

Both Fun Center Business Plan packages are built on current amusement industry data. A complete document with financial statements based on existing facilities in the North American market. For our International buyers, we offer the same plan and materials. Generally speaking family amusement here, is on a par with family amusement in most markets, outside of local food and beverage, some group and party demographics and service offering, we find our data and plans are compatible with projects elsewhere. * Unfortunatley, the plans are only available in english language.

The written component of our business plan is provided in a professional, industry specific manner that can be presented to individual investors, or institutional investors, including the SBA. These are not fitness center plans or restaurant plan templates that need to be re-written to fit your amusement business.

We subscribe to various amusement industry reports, we speak directly with existing operators, we have spent time studying and monitoring fun centers and the indoor playground business from many diverse markets and communities and have taken that raw data and compiled it into an easy to use, accurate set of 'Linked' Microsoft Excel spread sheets and an editable Microsoft Word document that you can use immediately.

Getting Started - 7 Easy Steps

The Fun Center Business Plan package is available on-line for immediate download. No waiting - you can get working on the plan today! Once your purchase notification has been received, you will receive an instant reply confirmation email with your download links. Simply follow the email instructions to access and securely download the plan to your desktop.

Any problems, can't find or access the file - No worries, call the office direct we are here to help (604-755-7942)

  1. The plan materials are compatible with both Mac and PC.
  2. Secure your payment.
  3. Automatic reply email with download links.
  4. Download the plan package to your desktop.
  5. Open the documents (Word document & Excel sheets).
  6. Save a copy of the files to work from.
  7. Get started!

This was the easiest way for me to finally get my business plan completed and move our project from dream to reality, thank you.

Marina Guiertez, FL
fun center business plan testimonial from florida

indoor party center business plan box


Starting a children's indoor party center business?  Our CEC business plan is your best choice for facilities focused on ages 10 years and younger. Indoor playground's tend to be the attraction of choice, along with parties, toddler play, food service and other age apropriate acticities and programs.

family entertainment center business plan box


Starting a multi-attraction family entertainment, fun center business? Our FEC business plan is your best choice for facilities focused on all age groups. Attractions, food and beverage, party and group activities, build-out, staffing and more. Easy WORD document with XLS financials.

Download samples here...   download sample fec business plan

 Download samples to compare both plans (email for both plans will be sent to you)


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top 10 fun center mistakes to avoid


Learn from those that have been here before. This 10 page ebook offers a quick review of the most common fun center mistakes made by those just starting out. A $29.95 retail value - Free with your fun center business plan!

stay on track with this fun center startup timeline


This 12 month startup timeline will help keep you focused on your goal. The things you must do along the way and at what point in the planning process important milestones need to b completed. An invaluable guide to help keep you and your project plan on track.

how to raise capital for your fun center startup


The number one hurdle for most new business entrepreneurs - how to get funded. In this Raising Capital ebook, discover some of the alternative methods and options for funding your new fun center business, what bankers and other investment partners look for and how to identify if your project is better suited as an equity opportunity or a term loan.

fec plan testimonial from Ontario

As an accountant the financial data verified our own assumptions and research, but the word document was dynamite. I am not a writer and the plan saved me volumes of time and frustration - money well spent and highly recommended.

Andy Sampson, ON

Upgrades and Plan Options

The Family Entertainment Center (FEC) plan is at the core of our Startup Academy program. An online, go at your own pace fully coached and mentored amusement business feasibility and planning program. If you find that you need a little more support, coaching and mentorship and business development assistance, we will refund you the purchase price towards enrollment in the complete Startup Academy program*.

You can learn more about Startup Academy at our sister site: Fun Center Academy

We also offer two additional FEC business plan packages that include our complete library of guidebooks and the operating manuals and forms. More information on these other business plan packages can be found when you click on the "Order Now" button below.


Do you ship to our address?

No. To save our customers from having to rewrite the materials, rather than ship hard copies of the plan, the plans are available as immediate downloads and can be edited with any Word processor, and spreadsheet application.

What if we have questions about using the plan?

No worries, we are available 6 days a week via email or telephone and love helping new amusement entrepreneurs with their project plans. You are welcome to reach out to us any time.

Is there any special software needed to install?

No. Our plans are standard Word and Excel format, compatible with either OS X or Windows. While you can view the materials on any device, plans are best used with your desktop computer, as modifcation and editing can be difficult on mobile.

Where does your plan data come from?

Data for our fun center business plans comes from a variety of sources. We use information reported by the industry association IAAPA as well as data from Government sources, Commerce reporting and various trade magazines, and our own 25 years industry experience working with a variety of suppliers, operators and projects.

Are the plans appropriate for all fun center projects?

No. While our plans are thorough and a great tool for many, they are not for every project. Amusement carnivals, theme parks, stand alone bowling facilities, water parks, large scale multi-use projects and outdoor adventure parks are not appropriate. The core expertise of our plans are indoor projects offering multiple attractions, typically under 50,000 sqft. As well as smaller, community based party centers and edutainment centers.

Are the materials relevant to Canadian markets?

Yes. However, there is no specific reporting data available exclusively for the Canadian market. Data from IAAPA is researched across many countries and reported in aggregate. That said, markets between the US and Canada are very similar with differences mainly coming from cultural service requirements, as opposed to attractions and traffic.

Do you offer the plans in other languages?

No. Materials on this site are available in English only.

Are the plans current?

The plans are updated as new market forces and/or relevant data appears. Our most current update was 2020.

...this is just a quick note to tell you that we purchased the Developers Package and happily, it's better than we thought it would be. The plan reads very professionsl and the financial statements are very thorough and easy to understand, and work as promised. It's always a stab in the dark purchasing on-line, but we feel it has been money well spent.

Gina Ransome, IL
family entertainment plan testimonial from Illinois


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* Refund towards the Startup Academy program is subject to project scope and current program enrollment. Talk to us for details.

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