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Ep 45 | Time For A Change with Jess Garda

Welcome back to Clearing the Way. A resource for small business. I talk with sales and HR experts, other small business owners, and anyone else that can provide you with information to clear your way to success.

Jess Garda is the owner of The Cheerful Balloon. Jess is a W&J graduate. She is a recent 2nd place finisher in I2E at Ignite. She owned a wedding and event planning business until the pandemic forced her to make some adjustments. She began The Cheerful Balloon in her home (and sometime Chicco where we would run into each other), but quickly ran out of space. She joined Ignite and soon was able to move out onto Main St here in Washington. The Cheerful Balloon creates eye-catching balloon decor, gifts, and designer partyware.

Jess Garda




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