Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No
With an investment of less than $1,000 youcan start a part-time party balloon service and earn big profits onweekends and during holidays. Depending on your goals and ambition, youcould even turn the business into a full-time lucrative going concern.
Corporate events, grand openings, children’s birthday parties, specialoccasions, graduations, retailer sales, weddings and community events–the demand for party balloons is gigantic and continually growing.Marketing a party balloon service is best achieved by creating a basicyet detailed brochure describing your service and rates. Distribute itto party and event planners, wedding planners, children’s stores,restaurants, banquet facilities, day-care centers and cateringcompanies.
There are also many balloon manufacturers and printers whooffer custom balloon printing services so you can also sell direct tobusinesses that want to advertise sales and special events with theirnames and logos featured on the balloons. Great add-on services toincrease revenues include a party cleanup service, streamer anddecoration supplies and event-planning services, especially forchildren’s birthday parties. You will need reliable transportation andbasic equipment, such as helium tanks for gas-filled balloons, and aircompressors for blowing up cold-air balloons. But don’t worry- thistype of equipment is cheap to buy or rent and readily available inevery community.