How To Grow A Balloon Business

Grow your balloon business

The other day I was scrolling through Facebook, and I came across a blog post. The entertainer asked for advice on how to grow their balloon business when faced with competing companies offering a similar service? A common theme read through most replies of keeping your prices competitive, don’t give it away, value your work, … Read more

Truth Behind Why A Balloon Stretch

PIcture of balloon animal balloon spread out uninflated

Wow, did the balloon get bigger or stretch out? Do you remember as a child inflating a balloon, and when you let the air out, the balloon stretched in width? This childhood memory is one reason why I think people assume stretching a balloon makes it easier to inflate.  I’ve seen this time-after-time at birthday … Read more

Balloon Animals Near Me

I’m part of a small group of people who can honestly say, “Balloon animals are near me.” is true.  Less than twenty-feet away are balloon animal balloons that I can manipulate into any shape I desire. According to Google, people are looking for balloon animals near them, but why?  Are people assuming closer in proximity … Read more

Entertainer Becomes A Master Craftsman

Hammer in hand, screws and dowel rods skewed all over the floor, I methodically put together my son’s new dresser. With a twist of the wrist, I put the final screw into the drawer and it glides perfectly back in to place. I could do this for a living, I have the tools, the knowledge, … Read more

Why All The Noise

Barber Pole

I scamper from table-to-table weekly, entertaining people, and periodically I come across a group of people that, well for lack of works, aren’t interested.  It does not matter what I say, do, or create; I get the feeling of “just leaves us alone.”  I do not take it personally; there could be a hundred reasons … Read more

Like a Pilgrim

Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim Like the Pilgrims, the first balloon entertainers were breaking new ground. With limited resources, they had to use what was available to them and develop skills and techniques that would ensure their survival.  The Pilgrims had the new America which gave them the freedom to express themselves, similar to … Read more

Boney Fingers

Working your fingers to the bone in the name of entertainment Around the world entertainers wrists twists, fingers push, and standing there interacting nonstop for hours are entertainers brings joy to audiences. Over time, muscles are becoming sore, joints rub together as cartilage deteriorates, and ligaments are tearing, just in the name of entertainment. Audiences … Read more

The Show Must Go On

Grundy County Corn Fest 2011

Neither rain nor shine or dead of cold will prevent these dedicated kids from attending Grundy County Corn Fest. The day starts off sunny and warm, yet every weatherman in Chicago is predicting rain and wind gust exceeding 40 mph around 2:00 pm. The first show is a little windy, but nothing that prevents me … Read more

The Pooh Factor

Winnie the Pooh

Mom, Dad made Pooh Well, if your a balloon artists you know that Winnie the Pooh has a new movie coming out this week and that means the requests will be coming for Pooh characters.  The beloved Pooh is worshiped by many adults and I find it is mostly requested for babies. For years, Pooh … Read more

I want to be a Balloon Entertainer

Balloon Entertaining

How to become a Balloon Entertainer Sitting in my inbox  was a letter asking for help on how one gets started entertaining? “By that, I mean, get a gig at a library or a walk-a-round entertainer.  What do you do/say to get started?” signed Silver Sister. Many entertainers start by working with other established entertainers, … Read more