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Re: Topic of the month January 2009 - Getting Started
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2009, 09:50:57 AM »
Getting started!!!
Wow what a big subject, I would recommend firstly there are no hard and fast rules, if you have just started to twist don't learn hundreds of different models start at the basic and get confident with twisting about 10 designs, try and make it to a "care and share" day, "Qjam" or meet up with a friendly local twister, don't get loads of DVDs, books and so on just find a good one for beginners only you know your best learning method. Don't be to hard on yourself we all have started somewhere.
what to buy? get some mixed bags if you can from another twister as your only using a small amount it will help them bring postage down and stop you paying full p&p. get a good 2 way hand pump, Graham sells a bag off 260s for £4.25 so don't pay more than that.
starting a business? again no rules just use your common sense, we all have made mistakes, life is for learning get out there and see what works, only then will you know where your business will go. write down a plan and potential Clint list, look at their needs, what can you offer?
As your company grows get some advice about small business, think about tax, make sure that the people that want you can find you.

My public Liability is with Tower gate £110 for 5 million but will be going to equity in Sept, if you don't have any be careful.

I get my balloons from Graham for Sempertex and Hiflyers for qualatex.

Love the bow and arrow 8-)

Hope this helps?

BTW please forgive typos got carried away :oops:
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Re: Topic of the month January 2009 - Getting Started
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2009, 11:39:45 AM »
Quote from: "Dave"
Graham sells a bag off 260s for £4.25 so don't pay more than that.

260's are £3.75 including P+P, not sure where you got the higher price from?
We have just put a minimum order on the site of £10.oo as we were getting a lot of orders for just one bag of balloons.

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Re: Topic of the month January 2009 - Getting Started
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2009, 07:47:50 PM »
Sorry Graham, I read the price of metallics
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Re: Topic of the month January 2009 - Getting Started
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2009, 12:38:57 PM »
A week left of this topic, any other thoughts or questions????

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