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Life & Work with Simone Busby and Regan-Lea Jenkins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Simone Busby and Regan-Lea Jenkins.

Hi Simone and Regan, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Our story starts in 2020. We started off just helping out a friend set up for an engagement party.

We received so much positive feedback after installing the balloons for the engagement party. With that feedback, we began to explore our options of launching our very own small business. After various conversations and more and more inquiries for balloons, we decided to put our foot on the gas and begin building Balloon Boss.

So really. this idea just landed in our lap. We never knew that our work would turn into a profitable business, but we are so excited that it did.

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?
There have definitely been some bumps along the way to get to where we are today. With backgrounds in law and nuclear engineering, we have experienced our fair share of learning curves while establishing Balloon Boss.

From bookkeeping to balloon tying methods, we have had to learn on the go. The mistakes we have made so far have allowed our business to grow. Most of our adjustments made came from realizing there were easier methods to use to make the balloon installation quicker.

We have leaned on other balloon professionals to figure out how to work smarter and not harder. We find it is important to understand in the balloon business that perfection is just a word.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Regan is a Senior Radiological Control Technician. She is known for her engineering mindset and creativity. Regan does not shy from trying new tasks and learning new skills.

She is most proud of the growth she has seen in all areas of her life. She refuses to put limits on her abilities and strives to be very versatile. She believes her engineering mindset and creative abilities set her apart from others and allow her to bring a different view to creating balloon garlands and other balloon creations.

Simone is a law school graduate and pending bar admission in Tennessee. In her spare time, while not studying to pass the bar, Simone serves as a mobile notary and signing agent commissioned in Hamilton County, TN. Simone is known for being a wordsmith.

She is known for painting very clear images using words. She is most proud of her strong articulation skills and believes her articulation skills are a strong asset to have when operating a small business. Simone is not scared to fail and take risks and believes that is what sets her apart from others.

Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
Simone’s favorite childhood memories originate in Nassau, Bahamas. She will tell you her favorite memory from her childhood is going to the Bahamas and visiting family.

Her favorite childhood memory in the Bahamas is visiting Paradise Island and touring Atlantis. The best part of the tour of Atlantis was swimming with the dolphins at the Dolphin Encounters at Atlantis. She even got to see Michael Jordan in the casino while touring Atlantis.

Regan’s favorite childhood memories originate on the road with her dad. She will tell you her favorite memories from her childhood were traveling on the road with her dad and siblings.

Regan’s dad was a truck driver. She says the best parts of her trips were fast food and music. She enjoyed the time on the road visiting different states and seeing different places across the United States.

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