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Life & Work with Taylor Askey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Askey. 

Taylor, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My balloon garland interest started with an event I had attended. My girlfriend had put it together and I had helped one of her employees make a balloon garland. The gal I was helping had said she had experienced in putting balloon garlands together and I can just help the balloons and she would guide me on what to do. It was so challenging the techniques and strategies were not working and it was definitely stressing me out, but we ended up getting it done. From there I had thought to myself “there has got to be an easier way to put these together” because I felt like there could be other ways to do this. From there my research journey began. I watched YouTube videos I found influencers on Instagram and even took a few beginner classes. 

I put these techniques to the test when I did my daughter’s birthday party at the time, and then I did installs for my friend’s birthday parties and their kids and what not. A few of my friends had suggested that I could actually make a business out of this which got me thinking. I had my first paid install November 2019 for a wedding and say designed a balloon wall. I fell in love with the entire process of speaking with the clients, putting the wall together all the pressure and adrenaline and excitement from it all, and most importantly how rewarding it was to see how happy the clients were! A few days later Because Balloons was born! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
I would say the biggest challenge I had when starting this business was getting over the fear of meeting and speaking with new people to help design their balloons for their event. I am an introvert, which people today who know me would think that is crazy but I really am. I’m shy, I have a little social anxiety. In the beginning, it was really hard for me or at least I felt like it was hard for me to get past this fear of mine, but once I did it was the best decision I ever made because meeting and speaking with new clients is probably one of my favorite things about my job! 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I do luxury balloon garland and backdrops for events big and small. I have also helped with some small event planning when asked by clients. I specialize though in the balloon garland, balloon walls, and full backdrop design. I am known for not only the quality of my work but for my hard work, dedication and kindness as well. I am a good listener and improviser. I guide my clients with my knowledge and professionalism on how to bring their visions to life! I got above and beyond for my clients and they can see that! I would say I am most proud of how far I’ve come not only as a business but as a person as well! 

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
There really isn’t much to dislike about our city! We have amazing weather; we can travel to different weathers like snow or extreme heat like the desert. We can drive a few hours to the river or the mountains or just a few short minutes to the beach! 

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