Steps to Transition From Hobby to Balloon Business
Welcome to the wonderful world of balloons!
One of the top questions I hear from those new to the industry as Balloon Coach is “how do I become a real business?”
If you want to create income or already are getting paid for your services, take time RIGHT NOW and click the link below to read these important tips from the SBA!
Many people get so excited about creating the balloon decor and thrilled that people are willing to pay them for what they are doing, that they don’t take time to look into all the steps of creating the business!
Many times local chapters of the SBA hold seminars and training to help you get started and connect you with local resources.
Another great resource for local business mentors to get an understanding of the expectation of a business owner in your city and state is Score.org
If you know what you would like your business name to be, I encourage you to go to Godaddy.com or another resource to search and see if the name you want to use is available as a .com. If you do .biz, .org etc then someone else already has your name as a .com and people may end up on their website rather than yours.
Before you BUY the name, go to register your DBA and see if the name you want is already taken by someone else. More information on how to register is in the SBA link above!
Other steps to take as you become a balloon business:
*Resale License to buy balloons wholesale
*Collect Sales tax and remit to the state monthly or quarterly depending on your sales and state laws
*Possible Commercial insurance for your vehicle
*Purchase balloons and products from Balloon Wholesalers. Check out this blog for those resources.
If this process seems a bit much for you to take in and you would like help creating your business plan, marketing and a place to problem solve with other balloon professionals check out the resources to grow your business visit BalloonCoach.com, click on Mastermind to check our our group coaching program and online training giving you support from a Balloon Professional who has been in the industry full time since 2003.
We can arrange one to one coaching if needed to go over your business strategy.
Balloon Boss Mastermind gives you access to over $2,500 of online training at your finger tips 24/7 for just $97 a month. Balloon Boss Mastermind members have a private discussion group to share tips, successes and problem solve situations! Plus our live Balloon Boss Mastermind call the 1st Monday of each month and continued support.
If you don’t feel you need our group coaching support but would like getting perspective from successful business around the world – Sign up now for our Webinars! BalloonCoach.com at just $47 a month, while an active subscriber you get access to all the past replays since Sept 2015 from over 40 different instructors around the world sharing their tips and hints to help you save time and money as you grow your business.
To check out a FREE mini webinar on gaining schools as a client, click on this link for a 25 minute replay with some of my tips on Marketing to Schools. School Spirit, Homecoming and Prom
No matter what stage you are in with your business, gaining insight from others who are in the balloon business allows you to get on the path to success quicker.
I look forward to supporting you as you grow your Thriving Balloon Business!
Your Partner in Success,
Joette Giardina, CBA
Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.
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