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Balloon Charts & Formulas

Need help figuring out the length of your balloon arch or the average balloon float time when using a 60/40 Inflator? You’ll find it here! • Balloon Arch Length Formula • Garland Chart  • Helium Balloon Flying Time • Helium Balloon Flying Time   with 60/40 Mix Chart • Balloon Helium Chart Balloon Arch Length Formula…
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Choosing the Right Balloon Air Inflator

Article by: John Bowler, European General Manager for Conwin  Looking for an air inflator? What is the difference? Which is the right one for me?   Doesn’t an air inflator just inflate balloons?  Well, yes it does. However, just as there are  many types and sizes of balloons, used for  many different purposes, it stands to…
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Inflating for Retail Balloon Shops

Article by: Jan Iiams Things have changed! At one time everyone had a simple tank and filler valve to inflate balloons with. Today, there are a myriad of choices for equipment to make your balloon work a breeze and substantially more profitable. Conwin’s proven inflators do more than just inflate balloons, they precisely size latex…
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Display! Display! Display!

Article by: Jan Iiams Any store owner will tell you that inflated balloons sell faster than those un-inflated. Customers like to see exactly how big and colorful a balloon is before they buy it. Make it easy for customers to make their selection my inflating some of your top selling balloons and even some of…
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Smart Buying & Inventorying Practices

Article by: Jan Iiams Today’s smart buyer wants to save time and money. Many wholesale distributors have a presence on the web as well as full line catalogs. For special sales and the new products they offer, check distributor web sites for fast information and easy ordering at virtually any time, day or night. For…
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Grow Your Business with Air

Article by: Steven Mayhew, CBA Since the inception of the balloon industry, many international decorators have felt the crunch of high helium prices or limited access to helium. Faced with this obstacle they have proven that air-filled balloon décor is the answer to making their businesses thrive. They have not only demonstrated that air-filled décor…
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Top 10 Wedding Add-Ons

Article by: Sue Bowler, CBA, Jodie White, CBA, Jan Iiams, CBA Combining their experience and creative talents Sue, Jodie, Jan and Crystal compiled the following list of top 10 wedding add-ons. These proven, best-selling ideas can easily take your business to the next level! Offering these services to your brides will grow your wedding business…
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Glues and Other Sticky Situations

Article by: Jan Iiams Have you ever gotten yourself into a sticky situation trying to keep balloons together? It can be tricky choosing the right adhesive for the job at hand. I’ve spoken with some other balloon professionals in our industry and discovered that we all have favorite adhesives for specific jobs, but tend to…
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Incredible Insiders

Article by: Sue Bowler, CBA The art of putting balloons inside balloons is something at has evolved over the years. Many decorators have found their own preferred way to do this; there is no right or wrong way… One of the earliest methods I can recall was to use a small section of drain pipe,…
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Arch Design Patterns

Article by: Steven Mayhew, CBA Expand your knowledge of Arch Patterns and offer more to your customers! Arches help bring movement, direction and can establish a theme for any event. Draw attention to an entry way or focal point by the arch pattern you use along with the direction you arrange your quads. Follow the…
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Marketing Your Balloon Business

Article by: Steven Mayhew, CBA Once you’ve got your business up and running, it’s time to focus on an effective marketing strategy. Marketing any business is crucial to nurturing its growth and sustaining long term profits. Following the helpful tips in this article you’ll be ready to take your business to the next level. Creating…
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Starting a Balloon Business

Article by: Steven Mayhew, CBA Setting Up Your Balloon Business Starting a business in balloons can be profitable and extremely rewarding. For decades, balloon decorators around the world have been successful in growing an maintaining a business; giving beginners hope and assurance that a career in balloons CAN succeed! Creating a Road Map Begin with…
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