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Career Story: Owner Of A Party Rental Company

Owner Of A Party Rental Company

Job Title: CEO Of A Small Business

Type of Company: We are a party rental company specializing in school carnivals, backyard parties, corporate team building events & birthday parties.

Education: High School, Office Systems Tech. VCC

Previous Experience: For awhile I was a loan processor for a mortgage company. But was laid off from my job and wanted to be my own boss, so my husband and I started a party rental company 10 years ago.

Job Tasks: I am the owner of one of the largest family owned party rental companies in Orlando. We started out with two bounce houses which we stored in our home garage and now have an inventory of over 40 inflatables, 4 carnival rides, rock climbing walls, carnival games & we also offer DJ services. I feel lucky to have a career that I love. My job is to bring bounce equipment to children all over town and help make their parties events to remember. We also offer fully-hosted parties where all the parents have to do is sit back and enjoy the party & let our enthusiastic party hosts run the games, cotton candy & bounce house. We can take care of all their entertainment needs. I enjoy setting my own hours at the office. I have the freedom to participate in all my family activities during the day instead of being stuck in a cubicle all day. Being self-employed gives me a sense of security knowing that I will not have to worry about being laid off from a job because of the economy.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is seeing the happy little faces when we show up to a child's home for a party. Kids love to come out to the yard where we are setting up to watch the big bounce house inflate from a small rolled up piece of equipment to this huge castle. This is a special time for them and it is nice knowing that we can be a part of making great childhood memories.

The worst part of our job is when it rains or if there is not enough power to run the equipment.

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