How to Start Tent Rental Business

If you want to start a tent rental business, one of the best options is franchising. Once you find a large company that offers tent rental franchising opportunities, you don't need to start from scratch.

The franchisor can provide the needed assistance like training, funding, and other aspects of the business. This is your chance to own a new business, so start right away.

The Potentials of Tent Rental Business

The reason why a lot of potential entrepreneurs don’t succeed in their chosen business is because they lack knowledge and money. If capital is a problem, you can always opt for the many franchising opportunities available in your locality. For those who are interested in starting a tent rental business, you might as well go for franchising. Statistics reveal that the tent rental business is ‘moving’ and the industry opportunities are infinite. The good thing about this kind of business is that you are no longer confined in a certain location, area, or building because you can simply go to your potential customers!

There is a way to save on the costs of establishing a business and you can do this by offering your tent rental business in different locations. This kind of business can be done full time or even part time depending on your preferences. Regardless of seasons, the tent rental business can still expect considerable income. Very little maintenance is required and the only thing that you will need to attend to are fuel, insurance, vehicles, operating costs, and the wages of your drivers and helpers. When you’ve paid for all the expenses, the remaining money will be your profit!

Assistance Provided

You will need to invest o good quality tents of various sizes. These tents can last for around twenty years especially when properly maintained. If you are living in the southern US states, you can expect a year-round source of profits. However, in other locations, you may only have around seven months of peak rental season. The location of your business is indeed very important and will determine the profits that you can earn in a year. You can use the internet to look for the franchising opportunities in your area. The franchisor can provide you with trainings, capital, and other important aspects of managing the business.

Even if you are going to opt for franchising, you will still need to create your own business plan. The plan should also incorporate the franchisor’s goals or objectives. In most cases, the franchisor will provide you with the needed resources on how to create the business plan. You will also be directed to potential lenders just in case you have problems with funding or capital. Franchising opportunities are among the best options that you can find today and if you can find a tent rental business that offers such opportunity, grab it and start a business instantly.


  • babedi mothuba said on September 27, 2010
    this is very insightful, i would love to know more. For example,if you do not opt for franchising, is it advisable to enter into a partnership or to do it alone? Location is Botswana..than you!!!
  • janardhan said on December 20, 2010
    i want to start a tent house give some ideas, area suraram colony, jeedimetla, r.r dist, hyderaabad -500055
  • Boots Bandoja said on January 27, 2011
    As a tent rental provider in the Philippines we have managed to survive for 4 years. Business is so good that we needed bigger and sturdier tents, which we eventually imported from China and Germany. BAB Enterprises / Artisan Tents, Inc. is now known in Metro Manila as a premiere provider of imported tents. What's hard is the logistics side. You need to have good technicians, a vast list of suppliers that is complementary to your tents (airconditioning, generators, stages etc.). Financing is a bit hard and franchising is non-existent for tents rental companies (at least in these parts).
  • daniel kioko said on September 25, 2011
    good article please advice on some of the ways to beat competition on a relatively untapped market
  • Madela said on January 18, 2012
    I have decided to enter the tent-rental market & I'm currently doing my research as I come across this article. Very good work on the article. I have learnt a few points for my SWOT analysis. Thanks. South Africa
  • Miriam Suakei said on February 15, 2012
    I would like to start a tent rental business for various accusations and am pleased to come across your article. Thanks. Nairobi Kenya
  • velani ngongoma said on February 16, 2012
    i would lave to start a tent rental business but i dont have a capital, where can i get any assistance regarding capital. I am from UMTHWALUME @kzn
  • Busisiwe Jack said on May 7, 2012
    Hi, this information is so insightful. I would also like to start my own business by renting tents and coordinating decor and draping. My main problem is that I want to have expertise and skills in what I have to offer, therefore I need help to get the necessary training. I also require information on suppliers and manufactures of quality tents. Busisiwe Jack, Uitenhage Eastern Cape,South Africa.Thanks!!!
  • Zolisa Nogcantsi said on May 10, 2012
    I am based in Ixopo and Mzimkhulu in the Natal Midlands and would like to start a tent hiring business with my wife. 0798476039
  • Patricia mokgoenyana said on November 6, 2012
    hi, i would like to start a small business by renting tents ,folding tables, black chaires and toilets ok well those i got, i'm stuck with a business name and more information on advertisement. tel:0722875905
  • Vishal said on November 9, 2012
    Hello , We are Gravinty Events based out id New Delhi , India. We are into Events business which includes large and small size events . We also supply tent and related accessorize abroad . We are sending very good and latest theme based requirements to USA. Tents, Linen, Chairs, ilk flowers and Lights , Leds etc. pls contact me .@
  • ANG'ULLO said on November 16, 2012
    Thanks for the input, would like to start tent investment business incorporated with seats for different occasion eg wedding, outdoor functions requiring sheds in mombasa kenya. Not sure best quality material for tents and plastic seats. Regards. Ang'ullo
  • XOLELA TYIRA said on December 17, 2012
    I'm based in East London Eastern Cape i would like to start a tent hiring business but dont know where to start
  • rayhan said on January 9, 2013
    please let us know how to go about the business also about franchise and a to z of this as we are very interested but no capital
  • mpho freda, nabalo said on January 22, 2013
    I would like to know more about renting tents
  • henry said on January 29, 2013
    i am into tent rentals in lagos, nigeria but i dont have tents of my own yet. is there any way you can assist in raising funds or franchise opportunities available, as i dont have a source off capital yet.
  • Masimasi Erick said on March 19, 2013
    Hi, i'm from Arua in Uganda. I would like to start a tent hiring business for various ceremonies having capital of $2,000 what should i consider for the business to begin operating
  • medupe Jan said on April 4, 2013
    i want to start a business of hiring Tents, chairs and toilets in cyferskuil please help
  • marvin said on April 16, 2013
    please help on the idea on renting an hiring of the tent business will be more delighted.
  • priscilla said on June 18, 2013
    Hi I'm Priscilla willing to start a rent tent business with no idea to start or to find a franchise for this business anyone who can able to assist me with this and give me information about what to do so that i can able to be succeed. i would be very happy if i can able to get help about this as i'm serious. regards
  • Daniel Mwangi said on October 21, 2013
    Great ,generous destination. I have had this idea, thought it over n over again. Capital is the biggest challenge. A good plan and partnership is my strategy. i will keep on visiting the site to check out for more. Nrb.Kenya
  • oyedipe adekoye said on November 28, 2013
    Hi, my name is koye, lovely article but down in these parts franchising of tents is non existing withbmy little knowledge. I want to start my own rental company in a harsh biz environment like Nigeria considering all the factors we have here. i would like you to give me more insight on how to go about it considering the fact i'm starting from the scratch. thank you
  • Zelna van der Merwe said on December 30, 2013
    I'm interested in starting a tent rental business. Can you please give me more info on the prices of the tents whether I'm renting them from you or buying them. I'm in Free State South Africa, Thank You
  • melitha said on January 13, 2014
    hello my name is melitha, am in a process of buying tents and other staff its for all occasions, the franchising part does it really exist and if I want to franchise what are the steps that one need to follow in order to get the best results at the end of the day? can you please send me all the relevant info regarding that.
  • rebecca said on February 12, 2014
    how do u beat completion, what can be unique about you and what is the best marketing plan, pls advise. great column
  • sharon said on April 1, 2014
    hi I wanna start tent renting company I need some advises on how do I get customers
  • noluthando said on April 7, 2014
    i would like to start the tent rental business i would like to know where can one buy them and the cost of the tents
  • NTANDO said on April 28, 2014
    I would like to know the price for pole tent which takes up5000 people
  • Edwin said on May 6, 2014
    Am really impressed by this business. I have learn a few tips to help me begin my own tent rental services
  • Patricia LETHUNYA said on May 14, 2014
    Hi, I am Patricia Lethunya and i would like to start a business in Tents, Tables, chairs and catering equipment and I need more information on the where to buy at a cheaper prices. I am based in Bloemfontein, Free State in South Africa. Cell 073 132 1159. Thank you
  • tecla said on May 19, 2014
    hi, i recently bought several tents, chairs and draperies but i have no idea of how go about with the business. please help. advise
  • h n bhatt said on June 3, 2014
    i want to start tents business, have there is any franchises in delhi
  • karan madaan said on June 17, 2014
    i want to start tent rental business > i want to know estimates to start this business and the name for good franchisor
  • maurice said on July 2, 2014
    i am contemplating of starting this business but am not sure with the exact start up capital can you give me a brief breakdown
  • Neville said on July 6, 2014
    Hi i'm interested for starting a tent/chairs franchise to hire out for funerals and functions in De AAR Western Cape. Kindly assist in this matter re finance and protocols. Thanks Neville
  • Neville said on July 6, 2014
    De Aar Western Cape TOWN. Tent and Chairs franchise / interested in starting this business urgently as its a need to the people in the De Aar area. thanks Neville
  • Colin Wang said on July 31, 2014
    Actually, This rental business is growing very fast currently. I am working in a very large company which is produce aluminum tent. If any one wants to quote the tent. You can send me a e-mail. I can help you out of buying tent in china. Also love to make friends with you guys. I also have a plan to start business in oversea country. Anyone interest, contact me.
  • sam mwai said on September 8, 2014
    hi am sam from kwale mombasa county kenya i like the advice to give us on how to start up this business can you kindly advice on how to venture into this rental business especially on such a small town that is gradually growing
  • nthabiseng charlotte said on October 16, 2014
    My name is Nthabiseng and I'm interested in tent, chairs and toilet business rental and planning kids party, I just need a partner who is also interested and I need more information on where to buy at a cheaper
  • bongiwe said on November 17, 2014
    Hey I am interested in starting a tent and chairs rental business. Can you please advice me on how to start the business and get customers
  • venetia said on November 20, 2014
    hi i'm venetia i like to start renting table, chairs, tent, kids jumping castle and toilets. how can i be able to get funding to start my business please help me. my contact 072 7012 743.
  • venetia said on November 20, 2014
    hi i'm venetia. i would like to start hiring tent, table, chairs, toilet And kids jumping castle. how do i get funding in starting my business please help me or you have you can contact me 072 7012 743.
  • rajnikant gautam said on March 2, 2015
    i want to start tent house so guyzzz plzzz give me ideas and suggestions contact me as 8972768823
  • CRY NYATHABE said on March 16, 2015
    I'm cry from majakaneng brits and i need to start tent. toilet. ports. chair. table and gas stove business hire because these are things that my community lack of please any one to help me i have 30000 investment
  • abel said on March 23, 2015
    I would like to start my new Initiative that deal with tent rental, and i've done so many research about it, but the issue is financial support any one who is interested in Financial support you are highly appreciated contact no:0786801883 from gauteng
  • Salman said on March 24, 2015
    I would like to start the tent business and i really need some advise to launch Mauritius
  • Dharmendra Pratap Singh said on March 31, 2015
    Hi I'm Dharmendra I like to start tent house and light business so guyzz please advise ,how to start this business
  • Mdumseni said on April 11, 2015
    I am Mdumseni mntungwa I would like to start tent rental business but I don't have capital and I am staying at Kwambonambi-Richardsbay, KZN-province. contact number: 0735883318
  • Kasa Hyde said on April 11, 2015
    wanted to do a tent business overseas can I still join franchise?
  • Belinda said on April 23, 2015
    I am highly interested in starting a Tent hire business but lack capital, how best can I be assisted. Zimbabwe based
  • Menzi Mkhwanazi said on April 23, 2015
    Hi, I am interested in a tent hire business, but my problem is capital. I would like to know if I can get help, to start the business I'm located in Johannesburg (RSA). Thank you My phone no: 0711096155
  • SLIPPER DIKOBE said on July 14, 2015
    i have 2 tents that are old and i would like to continue with the business of renting but i don't have enough capital .i need this business to grow and progress by adding extra tents, umbrellas, chairs and tables. can i be assisted. thanks
  • Asher owino said on July 22, 2015
    Savanna Canvas Ltd, we manufacture tents and can help you all start tents hiring business. Please get in touch 0700471184. Our email address is
  • yanga dema said on August 12, 2015
    I am based in east london and i would like to start a tent, chairs and tables hiring business. please assist as i dont have any idea where to start but for now i am getting quotes from manufacturers and comparing them. what do i do next?
  • yanga dema said on August 12, 2015
    my contact details are 083 7511 843 or 043 705 1067 kindly assist me on how to go about with starting a tent hiring business.
  • julia said on October 9, 2015
    Hi I'm interesting into starting a tent hire business but I don't capital can you please send me more information.I'm from South of contact details0634547867Thank you!!!
  • Naledi said on October 31, 2015
    Hi.i am from kimberley and would like to start a business of tents, chairs, tables, pots etc.i have no idea where to start thou, please 4rm galeshewe kimberley in the northern cape.
  • Didi said on November 5, 2015
    I want to start business of renting out event equipment but for now I want to start small like with tents then chairs then tanles clothes and cutlery. But I am not sure where to get the tent and which sizes to buy first..Please assist with ideas
  • gwatiwa j said on November 24, 2015
    I find your advise very helpful. Is it possible to get a franchise from abroad given that I am in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Thank you.
  • gwatiwa j said on November 24, 2015
    I am interested in tent hiring business, can you help me find franchiser, who is ready to do business in Zimbabwe. there many tent hiring business opportunities.
  • Aviwe Siyapi said on April 7, 2016
    Have just started the business here in East London (RSA) and now really interested in strategies to grow the business and set it apart from all the other.
  • jai kumar rathore said on April 19, 2016
    I am interesting in tent hiring business, can you help me jai kumar rathore Rajasthan salotiya chowk Bakani dist,Jhalawar . pincode :326022 9530240425
  • 'samke said on June 30, 2016
    I'm in Durban I have a tents, chairs and tables rentals business and I do invitation Cards my number is 0716413220
  • Vuyokazi said on July 3, 2016
    Hi am interested in tent ,chairs hiring services, am still doing research ,no capital yet how many tents to start with as a start up with no capital? Ms Vuyo cape town email 0604714136. Currently retrenched
  • Thuli said on September 15, 2016
    Hi I'm very much interested on opening a rental business i want to specialise in tents especially I have registered company operating at the moment all i'm looking for is a franchise i'm really struggling to get one please assist my number is 0633752555 then my office number is 0110500484
  • VIVEK said on September 28, 2016
  • Jeremy said on December 21, 2016
    I'm from Durban. I got capital, I just wanted to know how will I start my tent business.
  • ntombenhle said on January 15, 2017
    Hi I'm from Durban I love to start a tent business but I need advice about how to start this business
  • Vijaykumar said on November 2, 2017
    Dear Sir, I Want To Start This Tent House Rental Business But I Have No Idea About This Business So Please Give Me an Idea For This.
  • Maggie said on April 25, 2018
    I am a lady who is working, based in Pretoria. But I have tents, chairs tables that I am letting them for renting. I need a partner who has the same business but having a lot of customers let me help when ever she/he has shortage of this equipment I can be available to use mine at a certain agreement rate.
  • Frank said on March 14, 2019
    Dear sir, I am frank from Ghana I have some few chairs for hiring and to add a tent to it I am seeking for your assistant that your company can help me to get the tent for that business and I don't have capital but in the area are me to add the tent business to when there are funeral, party, and church programs. my contact number +233243625359. Thank you very much.


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