Escape rooms are like big play pens for adults where we can touch everything, play, build, dismantle and try and get on with our team mates. Much better than pretending you are testing out toys in the early learning centre for kids you don't have - or is that just me?
A couple of days after Cryptx we started to make up stories and the types of puzzles we would create if we ran an escape room. Then we had that eureka moment, this is exactly the right move for us. David has the experience of running treasure hunts and doing all types of puzzles since he was knee high to a grasshopper. We both already run a successful marketing business.
So we wanted another challenge in our life and this is certainly hitting the spot. Here's how we are tackling all the issues of starting a new business from scratch.
Read every blog we can find about Escape Room businesses, from ideas through to setting up and opening.
Named the Business
Registered with Companies House
Registered with HMRC
Opened Facebook Page
Came up with puzzle ideas and a room theme
Decided what our business was and what problems it solved for the target customers.
Creating the business plan:-
Calculating finance needed
Testing puzzles and how long they take to solve
Looking for premises