My name is Amanda and last year I started my business, Blush Balloons. Blush Balloons is an Adelaide based balloon gifts, installations and event styling business. Our latex balloons are all high quality, 100% biodegradable and we are a proud active member of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance. We follow responsible practices and standards and spread awareness and positivity.
We are not limited to what we can create and we want to make all your balloon dreams and visions come true. We can help to create a unique design for your event.
I decided to go into business as I found that there was a real gap in the market for affordable, good quality, environmentally friendly balloons that can be ordered online and delivered. I was tired of lining up at large party stores for my kid’s parties and having to pick up balloons on the day when I was trying to juggle everything else. Not only that but I never knew what quality I was going to get.
So, I decided to start my business.
When I first started, I was just delivering balloon gifts and bouquets. Shortly after I started Blush Balloons, I found more and more people contacting me for garlands and other event décor and so I have expanded and started doing more event styling, which I love!
Prior to starting Blush Balloons, I was a Stay-at-Home Mum to my two beautiful babies (Isla, 3 and Ethan, 1.5). Nights I worked for my Husband’s Electrical company doing the accounts and other admin tasks. Now that I have started my own business, I am busier than ever and loving it.
I love that I have something of my own that I can sink my teeth into and work on for myself. In the past I never had a job that I was truly passionate about, so starting this from the ground and building something of my own is something I have been really excited about. My family and friends have been so supportive of me since I first decided to go into business and have always been there to offer advice or as a sounding board to bounce ideas off. They have helped me and guided me whenever I needed it.
My favourite SA business that I am passionate about supporting is Lauren Lunn Photography. Lauren and I went to high school together and she started her photography business last year. She is the one that really inspired me to take the leap and start my business. Lauren is an amazing family photographer and a beautiful person inside and out.
My Dad once told me when I was young that “Success comes in cans, not can’ts”. I have never forgotten that moment and I try to live my life by this mantra. Forget the excuses, accept responsibility and act. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. This is the best advice anyone has ever given me and is advice that I would give to other women who are starting a business. Back yourself!
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