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five:02 PM | Thursday, March 16, 2023

A Brooklyn Park woman’s balloon enterprise has actually taken off thanks in aspect to a Hennepin County system.

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

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

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

Recognized as “The Balloon Lady,” Aarestad spends her week preparing balloons for her creations that grace graduation parties, child showers, huge group events and every thing in amongst.

“It’s a quite very good 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 enterprise following 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 locate anybody locally to make it, so I stated okay, let me give it a attempt.”

Quickly she was obtaining lots of calls for her creations.

“It just has snowballed,” stated Aarestad. 

Aarestad at function in her Brooklyn Park workplace.

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

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

That is exactly where Elevate Hennepin came in to assist.

“People come to Elevate, and I assist them as a WomenVenture enterprise consultant,” stated Tammy Dahlvang, “And they ordinarily come with a actually very good notion. And they could or could not have a enterprise strategy, but they have the passion, or they have some thing that they want to do. So, I assist them design and style a enterprise strategy.” 

Along with obtaining assist constructing a enterprise strategy, Aarestad also worked with other advisors that offered tax and legal know-how.

With the assist, Aarestad has been in a position to soar to new heights more quickly.

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

“All of framework they are delivering me with is placing me way ahead of exactly where I would be with no them,” stated Aarestad. 

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

She is hunting forward to continuing her partnership with Elevate Hennepin as Balloon Fancy grows.

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