five:02 PM | Thursday, March 16, 2023

A Brooklyn Park woman’s balloon organization has genuinely taken off thanks in portion to a Hennepin County plan.

Erin Aarestad is a benefactor of the plan named Elevate Hennepin, which connects neighborhood entrepreneurs to sources and advisors for no cost.

The guidance Aarestad’s received has helped turn her dream and hobby into a complete-fledged organization.

Erin Aarestad Owner/Balloon Stylist at Balloon Fancy in Brooklyn Park.

Identified as “The Balloon Lady,” Aarestad spends her week preparing balloons for her creations that grace graduation parties, infant showers, massive group events and every little thing in involving.

“It’s a fairly superior bang for your buck, in the sense that balloons take up a lot of space and add a lot of colour to a space,” stated Aarestad. 

Aarestad got into the balloon organization right after realizing there was a niche that necessary to be filled.

“It was my daughter’s 7th birthday at the time,” stated Aarestad, “And I saw a balloon arrangement on Pinterest and loved it. And I named, and I couldn’t obtain any individual locally to make it, so I stated okay, let me give it a attempt.”

Quickly she was receiving lots of calls for her creations.

“It just has snowballed,” stated Aarestad. 

Aarestad at perform in her Brooklyn Park workplace.

When she realized that her side-hustle was blowing up, she was prepared for a profession-adjust, but not confident about all the logistics to beginning a organization.

“I was a mortgage lender, so that is very the jump,” stated Aarestad.

That is exactly where Elevate Hennepin came in to assistance.

“People come to Elevate, and I assistance them as a WomenVenture organization consultant,” stated Tammy Dahlvang, “And they usually come with a genuinely superior thought. And they could or could not have a organization program, but they have the passion, or they have some thing that they want to do. So, I assistance them style a organization program.” 

Along with receiving assistance developing a organization program, Aarestad also worked with other advisors that offered tax and legal know-how.

With the assistance, Aarestad has been capable to soar to new heights more rapidly.

She went complete-time this year with her organization, Balloon Fancy, thanks to the help.

“All of framework they are supplying me with is placing me way ahead of exactly where I would be without the need of them,” stated Aarestad. 

Aarestad would like to open up a warehouse to retailer the balloons and space exactly where men and women can choose up right here arrangements.

She is searching forward to continuing her connection with Elevate Hennepin as Balloon Fancy grows.

Brooklyn Park

Organization Matters

By Editor

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