Steps to Transition From Hobby to Balloon BusinessWelcome 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! Small Business Administration is a great resource! 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: *Business license *Resale License to buy balloons wholesale *Collect Sales tax and remit to the state monthly or quarterly depending on your sales and state laws *Liability Insurance *Possible Commercial insurance for your vehicle *Inflation Equipment *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. Contact me directly with any questions Joette@ballooncoach.com 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. Take Your Business to New Heights! BalloonCoach.com Join our Facebook Group Balloon Coach Community
I am extremely blessed by the fun experiences I have had working with some great balloon companies over the years. My husbands family all lives in Chicago, while we live in Florida. For years our daughter begged us to spend Christmas in Chicago with her cousins. For Christmas 2012 her dreams came true after my #1 New Year’s Eve Venue closed it’s doors. In the previous years their budget had reached $7,000 so we kept busy right after Christmas preparing for their events and had stayed home to work over Christmas Break. I really enjoy spending time with my family – however I knew I would go stir crazy not creating balloon drops and decor over NYE. So what did I do? What many Latex Loving Balloon Professionals do while traveling, I called Tommy, let him know I would be in town and offered to be a part of his NYE Crew! Photo collage below shows you just a glimpse of my 2 days with Tommy in 2012. The Car that he can stuff 70, 11 inch helium balloons in! During our travels from his apartment to downtown I’d suggest things like, you might want to buy a van, or at least Rent One for next year! That year many of Tommy’s friends would stuff their SUV and cars with his balloons and supplies as we would journey down town. Glad to know he has a SUV now! Talk about a huge Chicago Pizza…I had never seen such a thing in FL. Tommy knew the key to a happy crew was making sure everyone got dinner between venues! It’s always fun to see how other businesses prepare for an event and set a space. One of the reasons I came up with the plan for BalloonCoach.com, WebClasses is not everyone can travel to all the different companies around the world. However via the magic of the internet we can learn from each other and pick up even a small tip that may transform the way you do things! Chris Potts is preparing an amazing training to help YOU End the Year with Money in the Bank! New Year’s Eve Drops and Decor! Register now The Live Class will be at 9 pm EST on Novemeber 17th . With the Pay NOW Play Later program you register now for the class – and Know you will have access to the replay after the 19th for the next year in your Member access library. All training’s you purchase remain in your library to refer to! Bonus resources for Chris Class:
- Download, Editable Flyer
- Step by step drop rigging directions
- Outline of class to print for notetaking
- Class will include a power point presentation to easily take notes
- Video and photos to feel confident in what you learn.
- Sales language to close the sale!
- Confidence to end the year with Money in the bank via NYE sales!
Social Media is a really important part of marketing your business today. One thing I have noticed is that many times Facebook pages have missing information, or missing Profile photos. Following is a link on 10 tips to consider when using building your social media presence on Facebook. 10 Facebook tips As Balloon Professionals we follow a lot of other balloon professionals work through their Business and Personal pages. Check the tips below to be respectful of others businesses If you have a question about a design or mechanics of a piece, send a Private message. To be respectful Do not Post on another’s page:
- How did you make the frame?
- How much did you charge for that?
- What size balloons did you use?
- Is that a square pack arch or a garland?
- Can you give me the recipe for that?
- Post photos of your work with creative descriptions like Garland Arch.
- Create specials for your clients.
- Post your own photos from past years to promote holiday specials etc.
- Fill in all the details: Phone, email, website, location, description
- Post a Cover photo
- Post a profile photo
- Keep it professional
- Post other peoples work on your facebook page
- Use another companies photo and put your watermark on it
- Flood your feed with shared photos
- Leave contact information and description blank
- Put personal views on business page
Do you ever: Feel tired? Burnt out? Unmotivated? Stuck? Like you are on your own? Wish you had just a little spark of Motivation to start the day? Inspiration for Success was Created for YOU!!! Each Morning of your membership you will wake up to a friendly note from me, Joette Giardina, CBA AKA Balloon Coach! Great way to start your day on a Positive note! A Variety of Inspirational quotes and business tips will appear in your inbox each morning. The Balloon business is filled with a range of experiences: joy from your passion of transforming venues for your clients events to frustrations of running your own company! I have found over the years that my Mindset is Key to success! When I faced the day in a bad mood, or negative thoughts…I did not find as much success as when I was Positive and focused with a Mindset of Abundance! I look forward to being your Cheerleader! Know each day I’m sending positive vibes your way for success! This Monthly membership will continue till you choose to discontinue the service. $25 a month when purchased alone. When You purchase it with your Monthly subscription to our Guest Speaker Webinar, save $10! purchase Inspiration for success with Monthly Class Pass Get the latest tips and tricks from the brightest and best in the business! PRICING OPTIONS $35 for a one-time purchase: Ideal if you’re just getting your feet wet and you’re unsure how many classes you’d like. Best value $25 for a monthly class pass (subscription): You get access to the REPLAY, so if you cannot attend live, you still get the benefit of the entire call. **The fine print :) The monthly class pass subscription can be canceled anytime with 30-days notice. The REPLAY is exactly that – the recording of the call that took place live, with any and all visuals, audios, and commentary (minus chat) that occurred during the live webinar. With each class, there may be “handouts” and other materials available for download that will be made available to purchasers of the class on the MEMBERSHIP AREA. Elite Coaching and One-To-One Coaching members have access to ALL REPLAY classes in the membership area. Consider upgrading to one of these coaching packages – It’s an investment in yourself and your business! Register for Monthly Guest Speaker Class I look forward to cheering for you with a bit of Florida Sunshine each and every day! Your Partner in Success, Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Take Your Business to New Heights! BalloonBossPro.com
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Balloon decorators… I highly recommend this FREE webinar, its got great info for us all!! And if you haven’t liked balloon coach Facebook page you should like it too, she has great advice that will improve your balloonbusiness!! Balloon Coach is here to help the industry grow!!Thank you Jerina Bryant, of Baltimore Maryland Doing Joette Meyers Giardina webinar and getting her advice really pays off. If you haven’t done any of them you should. My next thing is to get enough to purchase some of her coaching. After doing her webinar, I did a homecoming that turned into me doing the Senior Inauguration, which then in turn has already turned into what they want for Senior prom. I also have a homecoming scheduled for October 23. These are the balloons for the inauguration.
Val Mclendon, Detroit Michigan, posted after watching webinar on Sales Calls.
Everyone!… I’m so excited I took Joette Meyers Giardina advise and just contacted a Dealership CHEVROLET my daughter brought her new car from them this past march so i decided to to give them a call this morning and guess what! they are having a Christmas blow out sale and he said this would be an great opportunity for us to decorate our New Showroom, let set-up a date so we can meet and let’s see what you have and by the way the receptionist that works for them i did her daughters Graduation this past summer and she had pic on her phone. God has been sooooooo great to me i encourage everyone to step out of your comfort zone I’m so pump its crazy my first and not my last Thank you everyone who shared their comments this morning love my Balloon Family!If you missed the Free Webinars View on Balloon Coach You Tube Channel Look forward to hearing from you on Balloon Coach Facebook page successes you have after watching the webinars! Your Partner in Success! Joette Giardina, CBA Take Your Business to New Heights! BalloonCoach.com
Networking, People do business with People they Know, Like and Trust! So how do you build those things? I have a free Mini webinar on Networking – Click here to view it’s about 25 minutes long. Hope you Enjoy! During the webinar I referred to this quote Would you like more support and training for marketing and networking from someone who has been in your shoes full time since 2003? Balloon Boss Mastermind is our group coaching program to have access to my 9 week marketing program plus access to a private member group and over $2,500 of online training and support, in addition to access to the Passport to Success webinar library. Or “kick the tires” with our Webinar Membership for the 4th Tuesday of each month and the replay library. Looking forward to supporting you as you grow your Thriving Balloon Business! Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. BalloonCoach.com
When talking with people who are in the transition of taking their Love for Balloons from a Hobby to a Business one of the top questions is “how do I become a real business?” IF you want to create income or already getting paid for your services take time RIGHT NOW and click the link below to read these important tips from the SBA! Small Business Administration is a great resource! Many people get so excited about creating the balloon decor and thrilled people are willing to pay them for what they are doing…they don’t take time to look into all the steps of creating the business! For those who are new to the industry and you have thought of a business name I’d 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! If this process seems a bit much for you to take in and you would like help creating your Business plan or finding other resources to grow your business visit BalloonCoach.com, click on Coaching and check out my One to One and Elite Coaching programs. These individualized programs will walk through the steps with you to get your business up and running on the right path! OR if you are wanting to Strengthen what you already have in place and increase sales we can help you build the confidence you need to sell like a Pro! Contact me directly with any questions Joette@ballooncoach.com If One to One coaching is not for you but you would like a little support and direction then our Group coaching program, Balloon Boss Mastermind gives you access to over $2,500 of online training at your finger tips 24/7 and then we 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 like getting perspective from successful business around the world – Sign up now for our Webinars! Balloon Boss Pro click on Webinars then choose the current webinar! Just $25 for an hour and half class, offered monthly! Pay Now – Watch Later…even if you can’t make the Live event….buy now to have access to the Replay of the event in you private login attached to your payment! 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, creating income for their family always helps with tips you can use to take Your Business to New Heights! Your Partner in Success, Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Take Your Business to New Heights! Balloon Boss Pro