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Old 02-21-2011, 11:38 AM   #61
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I have wanted to do that Zorbing at a place in Tennessee (the nearest to us in SC) for forever--but there, you actually get inside the ball and roll down a hill. I've never seen the ones like yours, with your legs sticking out!

This is the place I want to go: ZORB.com - ZORB Smoky Mountains

But the site is very cool, theFed. Nice job!

Feever, you are bad, bad, bad....

yes, body zorbing is a spin-off of the regular zorbing that started 20 yrs ago. more fun if you ask me
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #62
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just a quick update - we are currently at a quadruple pace over last year! 400%
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:01 AM   #63
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It is time to start Franchising - "Earn money in your spare time operating theFed Bounce Houses."

Congratulations, it sounds like this business may get you and MrstheFed to FI faster than you thought.
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The double entendre possibilities of this thread are endless....
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Cool!

I googled Body Zorb and there's an outfit in England--have you gone global, Fed?
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:31 PM   #66
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Cool!

I googled Body Zorb and there's an outfit in England--have you gone global, Fed?
yes.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:33 PM   #67
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It is time to start Franchising - "Earn money in your spare time operating theFed Bounce Houses."

Congratulations, it sounds like this business may get you and MrstheFed to FI faster than you thought.

We are moving right along with the franchise idea. The new items we added this year put us so far ahead of the competition, we've been approached 10+ times about franchising. It's a real possibility....if not franchising, perhaps a 'business opportunity'. Still researching possible structures.

We are so busy its unbelievable
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:53 AM   #68
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Just spotted this:

Girl (8) dies after bouncy castle fall - The Irish Times - Sun, May 15, 2011

Is this a known risk with bouncy castles/houses? I presume you carry liability insurance.
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yeah, we haven't rented a bounce house since two kids came out bleeding head to toe ... all done.
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Yeah! I heard some people died in a car crash too!
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well, luckily Mrs thefed didnt actually own the company due to our divorce. luckily i took aout a 250k loan for expansion this year....so she gets half of nothing.

gross sales will hit about $275k this year, up from 110 last year....going pretty well!
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Thanks for the update. I hope you will come out of divorce in good shape, mentally and financially.
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Took my grandson to one -- more like a bounce flat car than a bounce house:
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Took my grandson to one -- more like a bounce flat car than a bounce house:

we have that unit. it's a combo jousting unit and bungee run. very cool
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good thing we started a new biz this spring and took on about 250k in debt....only 4 months before the divorce was filed. hope she'd like to split that debt with me ! lol
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good thing we started a new biz this spring and took on about 250k in debt....only 4 months before the divorce was filed. hope she'd like to split that debt with me ! lol
Aw, sorry to hear that.
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we rocked in 2011, and did 310k gross. we are on a blistering pace for 2012...about 90% growth. i expect that to settle at around 40%
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Just amazing!
I hope that the divorce thing works out well, too.
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The pace is actually up to about 120% growth...amazing.
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What about your children ? How are they coping with the divorce?
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