A strip club is an adult entertainment venue and a type of nightclub in which stripteases or other erotic or exotic dances are regularly performed. Some strip clubs offer lap dancing, which is a type of sex work that typically involves a female dancer pressing her body against a male customer for a fee.

Available statistics show that the market size, measured by revenue of the strip clubs industry, is put at $7.2 billion in 2023. The market size of the strip clubs industry in the US declined 0.6 percent per year on average between 2016 and 2020, and it is expected to decline by -1.5 percent in 2023.

In the United States of America alone, there are about 3,821 licensed and registered strip club (gentlemen’s clubs inclusive) businesses responsible for employing about 33,655 employees, and the industry rakes in a whooping sum of $7 billion annually.

Revenue in the Strip Clubs industry that gentlemen’s club is a part of is forecast to have decreased 17.4 percent in 2020 and is anticipated to decrease 1.5 percent in 2023. In a non-COVID-19 (coronavirus) environment, the industry is forecast to grow.

1. Strength

Ideal Location for Adult Entertainment. What makes our location ideal? Luxurious furnishings, clean and comfortable surroundings, and a classy vibe are the key characteristics of a great location for a strip club.

  • Highly Experienced and Qualified Employees and Management
  • Access to Pool of Strippers
  • Highly Secured and Clean Facility
  • Easy Access to Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages and other Supplies

2. Weakness

  • Budget Limitations
  • Lack of Customized Software
  • Inability to Attract and Retain the Hottest Strippers in Our City. It is a known fact that poach strippers from each other. The reality is the strippers have as much leverage as the other side doesn’t, so the more strip clubs in a city, the more they will have to compete.
  • Inability to Properly Manage Off-Peak Season
  • Lack of Control for Pouring Drinks to Customers (Overpouring may culminate in loss if not properly handled).

3. Opportunities

The strip clubs industry is worth over $7 billion in the United States and there are about 3,821 strip clubs with a workforce of 33,655 scattered all across the United States. Revenue in the Strip Clubs industry is forecast to have decreased 17.4 percent in 2020 and is anticipated to decrease 1.5 percent in 2023.

In a non-COVID-19 (coronavirus) environment, the industry would have been forecast to grow. The strip clubs industry is changing, and players in the industry are improvising. No doubt, technology, and social media will change the landscape of the strip club’s industry going forward.

Other Opportunities We may pursue are?

  • Food sales
  • Specialty drink sales
  • More local or organic products
  • Importing liquor for boosted sales of higher-priced wines and liquors.
  • Availability of Mobile apps to help in tracking data

We may also pivot into more narrow niches like:

  • Online Strip Club
  • Drive-Thru Strip Club
  • Gentlemen’s Clubs (GC)
  • Titty Bars
  • Lap Dance Factories
  • Sex Emporia
  • Women Only Strip Clubs
  • LGBT Only Club

And if business is good, Crystal Adult® Entertainment Center, Inc. has plans to sell franchises in the nearest future and we will target the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

4. Threats

a. Competition from other entertainment hubs such as nightclubs and bars, restaurants, and hotel lounges. Major competitors we will be up against include:

  • Deja Vu Consulting Inc.
  • RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc.
  • Spearmint Rhino
  • MAL Entertainment

The strip club companies above also offer franchise opportunities to those interested in boycotting the process of starting a gentlemen’s club from scratch.

  • Community resistance

Most communities oppose the siting of a strip club within the neighborhood. So we expect complaints to be filed against us at the county and state level. We also expect to be taken to court if we are able to get all the necessary approval and proceed with construction of our facility.

  • Stigmatization

Stigmas can have damaging effects on female dancers’ self-concepts- as they often internalize the negative labels that are applied to them. Stigmas can be powerful enough to compel some women to adopt negative ideas about their occupation.

  • Liability problems
  • Funding
  • Consumer Perception of Risk
  • Continuously Changing Consumer Demands

Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor

Victims of sex trafficking are frequently recruited to work in strip clubs across the United States. Individuals forced to serve as hostesses, servers, or dancers but not required to provide commercial sex may still be victims of labor trafficking.

  • Government regulations

Yes, and zoning laws require strip club operators to follow specific rules regulations, including some that apply only to players in the strip clubs industry. Please note that in many communities, zoning laws require strip clubs providers to apply for a permit from the city.

This application process allows the city’s zoning department to determine whether the striper’s club meets the zoning rules for the community. Permits also ensure that all striper’s clubs are properly licensed with county or state agencies.