Starting a Balloon Business



Starting a Balloon Business


If you're thinking of starting up your own balloon business it can be a little daunting knowing where to begin and what you need to do to make that transition, so that you're ready to start operating as a business and take customer orders. This one-to-one course will cover all of the basics and take you through the steps needed to get started and give you the confidence to start selling your balloon designs. Because the training is one-to-one, there is the flexibility to tailor the content so that we focus on the things that are most important to you.

Duration: 1 day (10am - 4pm)

Location: Ascot Road, Stafford (my business address)

Cost: £250

Content:

STARTING UP YOUR BUSINESS (MORNING)

The basics

  • Setting up your business
  • Business insurance
  • Joining a trade organisation for the balloon & party industry
  • Health & safety
  • Equipment; what you'll need to get started, exploring the different types of equipment available, using helium

Making a profit

  • Working out your pricing and how to make money from balloons
  • Managing your stock
  • Sourcing materials

All about balloons

  • A closer look at the different types of balloons available and the pros and cons of each
  • How to choose the best balloons for each individual job
  • Storing your balloons - best practices

CREATING BALLOON DESIGNS (AFTERNOON)

We will spend the afternoon going through the basics of creating balloon designs. There are many different designs and a lot to learn! This training aims to focus on a few simple products, to give you the confidence to get you started. After that, you can keep on learning new techniques as your business develops and you would like to offer a broader portfolio of balloons to your customers. You can choose which designs you would like to learn (time permitting). Here are a few suggestions:

  • balloon bouquets
  • organic balloon garland
  • individual air-filled designs
  • bubble balloons
  • personalising balloons

The cost of the course includes lunch and of course plenty of balloons to practice on!

To make a booking, please contact us to arrange a suitable date. To secure the booking, we ask for a (50%) deposit and the remaining balance 2 weeks before the training.