Successful nightclub business planning often includes some type of entertainment, whether it is a disc jockey, live band or dancers and other performers. Here are a few ideas and issues to consider for your venue: Going Go-Go Girls! According to Nightclub & Bar Magazine: “Think about the personal dynamic, and ask yourself, is the dancer you are considering as a sub-contractor or a hire have the persona, character, personality and/or energy that fits your venue’s atmosphere? As for the interactive dynamic, can the potential hire fit in the environment, or can she/he create that environment through confidence? And finally the group dynamic: Will your entertainer potentially use or implement organizational development and social status to help you obtain your business’ group objective?” Read more here, such as how to hire go-go dancers and using checklists, for your nightclub business planning. Bad Bookings Break Biz 🙁 Live entertainment, particularly using four and five piece bands, is costly and demands a lot of attention and space in a club. If there is a cover charge involved and depending on the arrangement, they may be the only one making any money. Many a night club consultant knows the challenges as described in this recent issue from NCB. Need tools and publications to help you start a food and beverage related business? Check out our bookstore if you plan to buy a nightclub, bar or restaurant. There are also resources to create your financial projections and read up on booming international markets, such as China, as well. Are you currently developing and starting a bar entertainment concept or buying an existing operation instead? What aspect from an “entertainment standpoint” impacted your nightclub business planning decision to go with a new or existing night club?