How To Raise Prices On Repeat Customers

Balloon sales, price increase as you need to raise prices on past clients

How do you handle raising prices on repeat customers that you’ve previously charged a lower rate? Early in my career, I consider using a low price strategy to capture the market, but after hearing a story from my dad, I changed my mind. My father’s colleague’s wife, Sarah, opened a beauty salon, and her goal … Read more

Here’s a Great Response To A Text Message

How to respond to a text message

I’m working in my office, and my ears detect the incoming text notification chime from my cellphone. I grab my phone, and it reads, “How much do you charge?” Great, I have to play the twenty-question text game to figure out what they want, or do I? Here’s how I eliminate playing the twenty-question game. … Read more

The Best Knots To Know for Balloon Decorating

Knots use for balloon decor when using fishing line

Here’s the problem. You are working with a newbie, and they miscalculated the length of the monofilament line that needs to anchor the balloon arch.  Their solution? Tie a knot like tying a balloon. The problem is, monofilament line, AKA fishing line requires special knots. People who like to fish will tell you first hand, … Read more

The 10-Minute Read That Will Improve Your Balloon Yard Art

Balloon Yard Art poles used in balloon decorating

The secret behind balloon yard art: Poles Balloon yard art is nothing new, as balloon decorators have created arches, columns, and pool decor for decades.  With Covid-19 canceling many parties and entertainers seeking work, the balloon yard art niche has grown this year. The famous question is, what pole do you recommend for balloon yard … Read more

The Kit That Successful Balloon Yard Art Installer Must Have On Them

Things your should bring an a balloon installation when installing balloon yard art

Balloon Yard Art Emergency Kit Have you ever had that uneasy feeling when delivering balloon decor? You know that unsettling feeling that something is going to go wrong with the balloon yard art installation, and you’re going to do an emergency fix on site. Here are the things I bring when installing balloon yard art.  … Read more

How To Sell Balloon Yard Art To Parents

50th Balloon Yard Art

Selling Balloon Yard Art I am looking at a paper sheet with little 3D figures, and I have to see which figures are identical.  The problem is the figures are flipped, inverted, and lying on different edges. My job is to mentally picture the object in my head and rotate, flip, or invert the shares … Read more

5 Things You Must Overcome During A Virtual Show

Art of Inflation Streaming to your TV living rooms

Talking with entertainers on the Internet, I’m hearing a lot of hesitation about doing a live streaming show, which made me think back to some of the insecurity my friends shared with me. Here’s what I heard and my suggestions on how to overcome their issues. Here the five problems plus a solution to overcome … Read more

Today, I’m sharing a quick way to make a unicorn horn

Unicorn horns

Unicorn, after Unicorn… that’s all I make when surrounded by a group of little girls. Over the years, I looked for shortcuts to making unicorns, just because they are a crowd favorite, and if you can save a step or two…you’ll get more balloon figures produced in a given time. Watch this video to show … Read more

Cheap Way To Brand Your Entertainment

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past weekend the weather turned cool, and I dug out my jacket, which made me think? Why aren’t entertainers branding their jackets with their logo? This was popular years ago, and it’s a cheap way to brand your entertainment and advertise too. Watch the video as I show you different shirts I’ve had made … Read more