A bowling club requires some money to operate. The money is used to pay for the premises where the bowling club operates from. The money is also used to pay the workers who keep the bowling club going. At yet another level, the money is used to buy the equipment necessary to keep the bowling club running. In a nutshell, it is very hard to operate a bowling club without money. Therefore, having set up a new bowling club, the question that arises is as to how you would raise the money to fund the club’s operations. And in my experience, there are three viable ways in which you can raise money to finance a bowling club.
Firstly, you have the option of organizing bowling events –and charging people entry fees. If yours is a high profile bowling club, people will be more than ready to pay entry fees, whenever the club has bowling events. You may actually get to a point where you are able to raise all the money you need for the club through such entry fees.
Secondly, you have the option of having the bowling club members pay subscription/membership fees. This is the most viable way to raise funds to finance a bowling club in its earliest stages – before its profile grows to a level where it can attract other sources of financing.
Thirdly, there is the option of inviting corporate sponsors. These corporate sponsors can be invited to finance the bowling club, in exchange for publicity. You may, for instance, invite the people behind the double your line visa credit card to finance your bowling club. In exchange for the money they give your club, you in turn give them publicity. You may, for instance, allow them to advertise the said credit cards (through banners) in your bowling venues. So you end up with a win-win situation: where you get the money you need for your bowling club, and the corporate sponsors get the publicity they need for their products.