How to Start a Nightclub

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To start a nightclub, first find a great location, come up with a creative theme for the space, acquire the necessary state and city licensing, and hire an outgoing group of bartenders, dancers and bouncers. Start up a new nightclub in town with advice from a nightclub manager in this free video on starting a business.

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So if you're thinking about opening up a night club, here's a couple things you need to look at. The theme of the night club, that's the very, that's the most important thing. Is it going to be like a Gogo club? Is it going to be a jazz club? Is it going to be a hip-hop club, dance club? There's many different areas as far as like night club's are concerned. You need to concentrate on what's going to attract the most clientele. Then you have to get into your licensing of course, state, city, you know they have like thee the proper certification to serve beverages. Thee entertainment is key factor, whether it's DJ's or local bands, local talent. Another key factor that you have to look into is your staffing. You need to have your bartenders, your servers. If your club requires that, you need to have your security, your doorman, your bouncers. Another thing you need to consider is your advertising. Word of mouth works good, but there's a couple other avenues you want to pursue. You could do local radio, you could do newspaper, fliers, and if at all possible, television, and these are just a couple things you need to consider when you're opening up a night club.


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