Smash Solutions Full Masterclass: Everything You Need to Start a Rage Room from Scratch

Course Description

This online masterclass course will teach you how to start a successful rage room from scratch. From the very beginning to opening day. Go through your journey of starting a rage room with confidence and clarity. A full business plan on how to start a successful rage room. It’s written by one of the most successful rage room owners in the country.

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COURSE DETAILS

Why this course?


The internet is an endless sea of content and information where almost anything can be learned. Unfortunately, information on how to start a rage room correctly is scarce. You can look at other rage rooms around the world and try to learn from what you see. But there are so many critical underlying fundamentals to a rage room you won’t ever find out about online.

Starting a rage room is a very unique beast. In many other businesses, things can be set-up in a variety of ways. But, a rage room must satisfy certain criteria in order to succeed. If your rage room isn’t set up correctly to begin with, your chances of making healthy profits will be slashed drastically.  

What’s included?


The How To Start a Successful Rage Room Masterclass online course presented by Smash Solutions consists of 150+ pages of text and pictures that guide you through opening a successful rage room. These pages are organized into 17 different modules in chronological order. The modules are then divided into smaller subsections. Easily navigate through each different section with our online course portal. 

In this course you will learn all about...

The goal of creating this course is to provide aspiring and existing rage room owners guidance on how to make their business a success...

To transform you from an everyday employee, to a successful, six figure entrepreneur.
You will not find the information presented in this course ANYWHERE online.

All of the content written in this course came from the author himself. This is the first time the secrets of starting a rage room will be available to the everyday person.

Course Duration

Approx. 3 months

Course Price

$ 199.00

No Experience Necessary

Let me walk you through it!

Comprehensive course preview

PLANNING

This section is simply a welcome to the course. What you can expect and some insight about myself and Smash Therapy.

Making sure you are prepared mentally physically. Questions you must ask yourself. Things to think about before you start. Explaining how to use this course in the most effective way possible. How you should be interpreting the content you read to best suit your specific needs.

Before you spend a nickel on your new venture, it’s important to calculate what kind of investment you’re going to need to get up and running. This section will go over what you can expect to pay for when opening a rage room. And approximately what they’ll cost. 

 

Start-up costs for Smash Therapy

I will share with you the start up costs for my rage room Smash Therapy. Exactly how much was spent on each item. And some mistakes I made along the way that you can learn from.

 

Expected costs for your rage room

Focusing on what you should expect to spend. The necessary items and a price range for what you can expect to pay for them. As well as an explanation for each different start-up cost.

 

Cost analysis

Analyzing the cost of starting a rage room. The bare minimum you can spend. What I recommend. As well as going overboard with spending. Explanations and specific numbers provided with each analysis.

 

Securing funding

Some may not have the outright capital to start a rage room. There are other methods of obtaining funds for your business. I discuss pros and cons of different funding strategies.

 

Keeping records

Discussing what expenses to keep track of and how.

Explaining who you should be seeking out to source breakables. Negotiating methods to increase your chance of securing viable suppliers a success. As well as what you should be paying.

 

Electronics

Where to source large amounts of electronics for cheap. Discussing negotiating methods with potential suppliers. How to approach them and what to say.

 

Glassware

Where to source large amounts of glassware for cheap. Discussing negotiating methods with potential suppliers. How to approach them and what to say.

 

Specialty items

What a specialty item is. The most popular and profitable specialty items. And where to find them.

 

Pricing

Covering all things price. How much to pay for breakables. The maximum you should pay. Methods to negotiate price down in your favor.

 

Personal anecdote

Giving insight into my personal journey of securing suppliers for Smash Therapy. As well as mistakes I made along the way you can learn from. 

Even though much of this course is the product of my own personal research, it’s still important to get familiar with rage rooms. Help mold your own personal rage room vision through the example of others.

 

Where and what to look for?

Where to research. And what exactly to look for. The information to keep track of and write down. What’s important and can be applied to your rage room.

 

What to do with this info

How to use your research to put you ahead of others. To start envisioning what your rage room will look like. 

 

Exploring competition

Explaining who your competition is and what information you should be recording. 

 

Personal anecdote

Research played a large role in the success of Smash Therapy. I share the research I did. And how I used the information I gathered to propel myself ahead of others.

Discussing what to charge for the services your rage room will offer. Your pricing will give you an idea of how much revenue your rage room can generate. Your packages are dependent on your suppliers.

 

Group pricing vs pricing per person

Your rage room packages will either be purchased for groups of people. Or each person buys their own package. I discuss which pricing method is better and why.

 

Minimum price to participate

What’s the smallest amount someone can pay for your rage room experience? I explain how to price your smallest package and what should be in it. 

 

Other packages/pricing

I talk about what other packages you should offer. How to price them and what should be included.

 

Boosters and specialty items

What a specialty item is and some places you can find them. These menu options are add-ons to a normal package. I explain what should be in them and how much to charge.

 

Other optional menu items

These are other items you can offer for additional revenue that are unrelated to smashing. I tell you what some of these items are, where to get them and how to price them.

 

Where and what to look for?

Where to research. And what exactly to look for. The information to keep track of and write down. What’s important and can be applied to your rage room.

 

What to do with this info

How to use your research to put you ahead of others. To start envisioning what your rage room will look like. 

 

Exploring competition

Explaining who your competition is and what information you should be recording. 

 

Personal anecdote

Research played a large role in the success of Smash Therapy. I share the research I did. And how I used the information I gathered to propel myself ahead of others.

After you have suppliers, some research done, and your pricing decided, you are able to project the potential of your rage room. This section will explain how to make logical projections.

 

Ongoing-expenses

Almost all rage rooms will have some similar continuous costs. I’ll inform you of what these costs are and what you’ll likely be paying for them.

 

Projecting revenue

How to make an educated guess on your monthly/weekly/yearly revenue. What to expect for your first weeks and months. Some examples of my early revenues for Smash Therapy. And how seasons and geographic climate can help predict revenue for certain times.

 

Writing your projections

How to put all of this information to write out educated projections, profit/loss, and ongoing expenses. And when to update these documents.

LOGISTICS

Going over your company name and logo. As well as your company vision and how to form lasting impressions with customers.

 

Company name

How to choose an appealing company name. Examples of good and bad names for rage rooms and why.

 

Company vision

What kind of problem are you solving for your customers? How does your rage room appeal to people? 

 

Colors, fonts, and tone of voice

Your branding needs to be consistent. It’s important to decide on these things early to form a unique brand identity. I discuss what colors and fonts are the best. As well as an impactful tone of voice across all platforms.

 

Logo

The best way to get a logo made. The most value for your money. What your logo should contain and why.

When to use legal services, how much you can expect to pay, and why you need these services based on my best judgement. How to find a good attorney and an interview with my attorney for Smash Therapy.

 

Choosing a law firm

The importance of involving legal services. What type of law firm to choose and why. How to find these firms. Some things to stay away from.

 

Forming an entity

Getting an official named registered for your business.  How to structure it and some topics to discuss with your attorney. And the expected cost to get this done.

 

Liability waiver

How to create a liability and how much it will cost. Why you need a solid waiver. Explaining how the process works. Some tips as to what you should include in your waiver and why.

 

Reviewing/revising a lease

How to review and what to look out for in the legally binding document you must sign to gain access to a property. What’s involved in the process. Some red flags to look out for in your lease. And revisions you should request.

 

Interview with my attorney

An interview I conducted with the attorney for Smash Therapy that has been with me since the beginning. I ask him some common questions rage room owners may have about legal matters.

How and when to find insurance for your rage room. Deciding on a policy and the coverage you receive. What you can expect to pay. My experience finding insurance for Smash Therapy. And an interview with the broker who got me my coverage.

 

How to find insurance

The most effective way to find insurance. The professionals to work with and how to find them. What to discuss with these professionals. And some other pointers and information when looking for insurance.

 

Policy proposal

What to do when a company proposes a policy to you. How to effectively communicate with the insurance companies to get what you want. Suggestions on what your policy should include and how they will impact your rage room.

 

Specific coverage

How much coverage you should have for your rage room. Requirements and minimums that your policy may need to satisfy.

 

Insurance for my rage room

How I found my current policy and who helped. What I pay for this policy and what’s included. The coverage I receive. Also, some mistakes I made along the way finding insurance that you can learn from.

 

Interview my agent

An interview with the professional who found the policy for my current rage room, Smash Therapy. I ask him some common questions I’ve gotten about insurance from aspiring rage room owners.

 

Start-up costs for Smash Therapy

I will share with you the start up costs for my rage room Smash Therapy. Exactly how much was spent on each item. And some mistakes I made along the way that you can learn from.

 

Expected costs for your rage room

Focusing on what you should expect to spend. The necessary items and a price range for what you can expect to pay for them. As well as an explanation for each different start-up cost.

 

Cost analysis

Analyzing the cost of starting a rage room. The bare minimum you can spend. What I recommend. As well as going overboard with spending. Explanations and specific numbers provided with each analysis.

 

Securing funding

Some may not have the outright capital to start a rage room. There are other methods of obtaining funds for your business. I discuss pros and cons of different funding strategies.

 

Keeping records

Discussing what expenses to keep track of and how.

How to find a location for your rage room and who can help. Needs for your facility and red flags of things to stay away from. Finding a property that fits your vision. What to do after deciding on a space. My experience searching for a location for Smash Therapy. An interview with the agent who helped find my space.

 

Exploring commercial property

The best way to explore commercial real estate and why. Professionals that can help you and how to find. As well as what to discuss and how to talk to these professionals once you find them.

 

Location

Where your rage room should be located and why. How location will make it easier for you to find a space.

 

Wants, needs, and things to stay away from

Criteria that absolutely must be met when looking at property for a rage. Some wants and their benefits. Red flags with certain real estate.

 

Satisfying your plan for rooms

There are different methods to creating the actual rage rooms inside your facility. The space you rent must fit what you’re planning to do. I discuss some different options for rage room set-up and how this influences the space you look for. As well as the impact each method of creating rooms will have on start-up costs. And the way your business runs based on your decision.

 

Pricing

How much to pay for a space. What will work best for you and your budget. Tips for getting the price down and how to negotiate. The parties involved in negotiation. 

 

After deciding on a space

Once you’ve made a final decision on a property, there are steps that should follow. What these steps are and how to navigate them.

 

Interview with my agent

An interview with the professional that found the location for Smash Therapy. Common questions from aspiring owners.

 

Electronics

Where to source large amounts of electronics for cheap. Discussing negotiating methods with potential suppliers. How to approach them and what to say.

 

Glassware

Where to source large amounts of glassware for cheap. Discussing negotiating methods with potential suppliers. How to approach them and what to say.

 

Specialty items

What a specialty item is. The most popular and profitable specialty items. And where to find them.

 

Pricing

Covering all things price. How much to pay for breakables. The maximum you should pay. Methods to negotiate price down in your favor.

 

Personal anecdote

Giving insight into my personal journey of securing suppliers for Smash Therapy. As well as mistakes I made along the way you can learn from. 

The best methods to market your rage room prior to opening. How to get the most out of advertising dollars. What content to put where and when.

Digital

All about your digital media pages. Which ones to have and how to set them up. What content to use and how to create it. How to run ads and how much it will cost. The amount you should spend and where.




Other forms of advertising

Discussing some effective alternatives unrelated to social media. How to set up each form of advertising and how much to pay. Reasoning as to why I’ve recommended each source.

Personal anecdote

My personal experience marketing Smash Therapy before opening. Mistakes and successes in advertising and awareness that you can learn from.

 

Where and what to look for?

Where to research. And what exactly to look for. The information to keep track of and write down. What’s important and can be applied to your rage room.

 

What to do with this info

How to use your research to put you ahead of others. To start envisioning what your rage room will look like. 

 

Exploring competition

Explaining who your competition is and what information you should be recording.

 

Personal anecdote

Research played a large role in the success of Smash Therapy. I share the research I did. And how I used the information I gathered to propel myself ahead of others.

This section deals exclusively with your website. The importance of a website. How to create a website and what you can expect to spend. The different pages you should have on your website. And what to put on each. Some important features and content your website should contain. As well as a personal anecdote of my first website prior to the grand opening.

 

Group pricing vs pricing per person

Your rage room packages will either be purchased for groups of people. Or each person buys their own package. I discuss which pricing method is better and why.

 

Minimum price to participate

What’s the smallest amount someone can pay for your rage room experience? I explain how to price your smallest package and what should be in it. 

 

Other packages/pricing

I talk about what other packages you should offer. How to price them and what should be included.

 

Boosters and specialty items

What a specialty item is and some places you can find them. These menu options are add-ons to a normal package. I explain what should be in them and how much to charge.

 

Other optional menu items

These are other items you can offer for additional revenue that are unrelated to smashing. I tell you what some of these items are, where to get them and how to price them.

 

Where and what to look for?

Where to research. And what exactly to look for. The information to keep track of and write down. What’s important and can be applied to your rage room.

 

What to do with this info

How to use your research to put you ahead of others. To start envisioning what your rage room will look like. 

 

Exploring competition

Explaining who your competition is and what information you should be recording. 

 

Personal anecdote

Research played a large role in the success of Smash Therapy. I share the research I did. And how I used the information I gathered to propel myself ahead of others.

LAUNCH

Talking about the booking and waiver software that will be used in your rage room business. The importance of having both of these function properly. My personal recommendations of platforms to use and why. As well as tutorials on how to operate each software for rage room owners.

 

Booking Software

I’ll go in depth of my personal recommendation for booking software. The many perks of this platform and how it will benefit you. How to set this up. And a full custom tutorial on how to use this software for rage room owners specifically.

 

Waiver Software

The importance of using electronic waivers. My experience with different waiver softwares. What to look for when searching for waiver software. My personal recommendation of waiver software and why. How to use this software for rage room owners specifically.

This is by far the longest section of the entire course. Covering almost everything happening inside your place of business. Where to buy and items and how much you should expect to pay. How to optimize the layout of your facility for maximum efficiency. Ways to save lots of time and money with items that will be purchased frequently. How to improve your customers' experience. The most effective way for certain day-to-day operations to run. And much, much more... 

 

NOTE: Almost any time I mention a product or service throughout this section, I also explain where you can buy each item, how much you should expect to pay and some specific items that my rage room Smash Therapy currently uses. As well as explanations as to why these products are needed. And why I’ve suggested the specific products that I have.

 

Hours of operation

Giving you guidance on the best way to determine your hours of operation. The busiest times of the week. And deciding if you’re operating by appointment only.

 

Interior improvements/renovations

Some common interior improvements and renovations are the construction or modification of your rage rooms, painting, and flooring. Taking you from start to finish on how to construct rage rooms from scratch. And how to transform existing rooms into rage rooms. Tips for painting and recommended colors. My recommendation on the kind of flooring you should install and where.

 

Waste disposal, cable/internet/phone, and utilities

Describing how to obtain these services and make sure they are functioning correctly. Recommended dumpster size and internet speed.

 

Store front

What should outside your front door look like. What items you need and where to put them. 

 

Front area

How your front area should be set up for maximum efficiency. Products you need and where to put them in relation to your front door.

 

Gear area

What safety you need and where to find it. The pros and cons of using different kinds of safety gear. Other items your gear area should contain to help improve overall customer experience. How to layout your gear room for maximum efficiency.

 

Safety briefing

How to give each smasher a meaningful safety briefing. Methods to save time during this briefing.

 

Rage room set-up

Recommended items to have inside of each rage room. Where they should be placed inside of the room and why. 

 

Storage

Explaining how to layout your storage areas in the most efficient ways. Where to store certain things and why. Products that will assist you in efficient storage. Procedures and small tips that help simplify rage room storage

 

Outside area

What and what not to store outside. Products you should buy for your outback area. How to logically lay out your outside area in the back of your facility.

 

Cameras

The importance of having a camera system. Requirements for the camera system you buy. Where to place cameras. Tips on how to install a camera system.

 

Cleaning and moving tools

Which cleaning and moving tools are the most useful. How many of each to get and why. 

 

Disposal of smashed items

How to properly dispose of smashed material. How to clean rooms. Items that can assist you in cleaning.

 

Other miscellaneous items needed

Many other items you will need constantly and use frequently. 

Touching on some other preparations to have in order before you open. How to make your grand opening go as smooth as possible. 

 

Personal Anecdote

My personal experience with the grand opening of Smash Therapy. How it went and some mistakes made.

 

Announcing a date

When exactly to announce an opening date and why. What needs to be ready before your grand opening announcement. How you can prepare.

 

Staffing and payroll

Who to hire and why. Job duties and suggested pay. Where to find employees. What criteria employees must meet. How to find a payroll company. When you can start putting employees on payroll and how.

 

Stock of breakables

What your inventory for the grand opening should look like.

 

Permits/forms required

Documents that may be required in order to open

 

Accounting

Short tips that can assist you with your numbers

 

Marketing

How to get the word out before the grand opening. Marketing tactics you should be implementing and why

 

Start-up costs for Smash Therapy

I will share with you the start up costs for my rage room Smash Therapy. Exactly how much was spent on each item. And some mistakes I made along the way that you can learn from.

 

Expected costs for your rage room

Focusing on what you should expect to spend. The necessary items and a price range for what you can expect to pay for them. As well as an explanation for each different start-up cost.

 

Cost analysis

Analyzing the cost of starting a rage room. The bare minimum you can spend. What I recommend. As well as going overboard with spending. Explanations and specific numbers provided with each analysis.

 

Securing funding

Some may not have the outright capital to start a rage room. There are other methods of obtaining funds for your business. I discuss pros and cons of different funding strategies.

 

Keeping records

Discussing what expenses to keep track of and how.

Some parting words to conclude this course. Ways to give me feedback. And a final farewell.

Who created this course?

The author of this masterclass course is Steven Shortino. He owns Smash Therapy in Rochester, NY. Smash Therapy opened in October 2018. It has since gained recognition as being one of the busiest and most successful rage rooms in the country. And it resides in a city that many of you have likely never heard of.

In just the 2nd year open, Smash Therapy was on track for a 6 figure profit. Averaging over 200 bookings and 500-750 paying customers a month. Smashing through over 3,000 pounds of electronics per week. And many thousands of glass pieces. Unfortunately, this dream year was cut short due to COVID19 outbreak in New York State.

Shortino and Smash Therapy are reaching new heights. This is due to Shortino’s total commitment and devotion to optimizing how a rage room operates. Always keeping money and the customer experience in mind. The best procedures and most efficient products to use. How to set things up and keep them going. This course reveals many of his secrets and tips that people have been begging for.

Grow your brand and earn a full-time income from your new sustainable business.

In this course, I teach you how to start, scale, and thrive when it comes to the business of Rage Rooms. I’m giving you all the tools and guidance you need to successfully launch and grow a profitable rage room. Trust me, you do not want to go at this alone!

Rage Room expert Steven Shortino interview
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