Well Christina and I set off on a very sunny late September morning to see what Qualatex has to show us about “What’s Hot” in the balloon industry, we’re always hoping to pick up a few tricks but we really wanted to see what could help to build our business.
Training is always a good way to help build your business for many reasons, the 1st being very obvious, learning new skills means you can offer new products, the 2nd can help to refresh old skills you may be struggling with a technique and a quick refresh could help.
Something I’d never thought about is networking, whilst on a training course you’ll be meeting people who are trying to achieve the same as you, and just having a chat and getting to know them may also add some idea’s.
“Well What’s Hot?” I hear you say,Unicorn’s Flamingo’s, Pineapple’s and Organic. The picture above shows you how organic can look using quicklink balloons, they tie together to help build towers, columns, arches and walls. We built this wall above and gave it an organic edge by randomly inflating latex balloons to different sizes and placing them randomly into the wall, it came together very well, This wall could they be made to suit any occasion. We have in the past used quicklinks but never to make a wall like this,for the most part it was easy but we did as always learn how to make the job a lot easier for ourselves, which will also make the job a lot quicker.
Organic is something I’m not altogether confident with as there really aren’t any rules to follow and it just comes down to how you want it to look, I did learn that less can always be better than more and to trust yourself not to keep adding to it.
Unicorn & Rainbow arch
The photo above shows the rainbow arch we got to make, I don’t know about you but I love this rainbow arch, I’ve made plenty of arches but never with this technique I loved the way it came together with elastic bands !!!!!!! Christina and I often have a doh moment it’s quite funny how it happens at that very same moment.
One of the topics we discussed was Social Media, this is a very important way for us to advertise our business and the work that we do, keep your eyes open for our Instagram page and Facebook posts. You may find our latest offers and our exciting new designs.
Thanks for reading, Rachel x