NABAS Level 1 Balloon & Business Basics:

Essential for anyone starting a balloon business – it not only explains all about different balloons, inflation and equipment but also the way to price jobs for profit and market your business to generate customers:

Some of the topics covered include:
– Explanation of different gases and equipment
– Safety and handling
– Principles and Elements of Design
– Marketing and Promotional advice
– Pricing for Profit and Job Costing
– Correct inflation of various types of balloons, sealing and tying, arranging into displays, arches and garlands
– Calculations of helium capacity used in balloons
– The science behind balloons and gases
– Effects of temperature and altitude on balloons
– Manufacturers and wholesalers
– History of NABAS and it’s place in the Balloon Industry
– Codes of Conduct
– Understanding business, overheads, expenses and insurances
– Pricing for profit and job costing
Plus much more including tips and techniques to help you troubleshoot and kick-start your business with confidence.

Also upon completion of the Level 1 course you not only get an industry recognised qualification and certificate, but also 10% off your first year membership to NABAS – The Balloon Association – which includes the most comprehensive liability insurance in the industry, access to a members-only business support, webinars and forms, quarterly trade magazine, access to our closed Facebook group and lots of other benefits – please see

As part of the course you’ll also get me as your point of contact for any questions you may have in the future – I’m always here to support and help you with your journey.

Just £250 per Delegate (£208.33 + VAT)

Please note under current restrictions we are unable to provide refreshments or lunch, so please bring your own.

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Beginners Guide to Silhouette Cameo:

Delegates please bring your own cameo machine and laptop as its hands on instruction:

1) Setting up the Silhouette Cameo explaining various media, blades, pens, speed and settings
2) Downloading fonts and typing simple text
3) Welding and offsetting
4) Using basic shapes and curving text around a shape
5) Sizing the design for different balloons and accessories
6) Importing images and Tracing tips
7) Saving files and creating templates
8) Cutting with and without a cutting mat
9) Weaving and use of tools
10) Using Backing Tape to transfer designs
11) Single colour designs
12) Basic layering

This is a BASIC course – if you can already use your cameo for text and basics then consider an intermediate course or a one-to-one session.

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