Who & What is SAABI

Let us introduce ourselves

SAABI is NOT a franchise business opportunity.

There are no royalties and hidden fees involved.

You join SAABI as an independent member of the Association.
There is however a basic once off start-up package which is necessary to ensure that all members are able to provide the same
standard of services.


What benefits does SAABI offer you

  1. Exclusivity
    Each member will represent a particular area, and will receive all referrals and deals negotiated through SAABI within that
    area. Members are not limited to operate within these areas and are free to conduct or accept business within any other area. Members will however be discouraged from conducting marketing campaigns within another member's area.
  2. Delivery Service
    Benefit from our national Balloon Bouquet Delivery services website: Balloon Talk – Say it with Balloons. All orders
    received for delivery will be forwarded to the particular member representing that area.
  3. National Marketing
  4. SAABI will pro-actively recruit clients and negotiate deals on a national and regional level for the benefit of all
    SAABI members. All such orders will be forwarded to each member representing the particular area in question.
  5. Internet Exposure
    The SAABI web site will be widely promoted with the aim to increase national and international exposure.
    Members will each receive a comprehensive web site listing allowing you to categorise your services, with direct links to your own
  6. Trade Shows
    SAABI will embark on an aggressive marketing campaign to promote its members and advertise their services.
    SAABI will feature prominently at all relevant trade fairs and expo's in order to showcase the talents and services of its members.
  7. Training
    All SAABI members & their staff will receive complete & intensive one-on-one training, covering all practical aspects of the
    balloon trade as well as in-depth training on marketing, sales, costing and systems especially developed for the balloon industry.
    Regular workshops will be offered.
  8. A monthly newsletter overflowing with ideas and inspiration and contributions from international balloon experts.
  9. SAABI members will receive special discounts on all products imported by Balloon Design & Academy.
  10. SAABI members will benefit from special discounts and offers negotiated from other suppliers and service providers relevant
    to the industry.
  11. SAABI members will have access to a range of exclusive products exclusively available to SAABI members, such as particular designs
    of foil and printed latex balloons


Startup Package includes

Intensive Training
Training is available to everyone that forms part of your team, and includes the following:

  • Balloon Décor - Basics
  • Balloon Décor - Advanced
  • Balloon Décor - Special Effects
  • Balloon Décor - Weddings
  • Balloon Décor - Children's Designs
  • Balloon Décor – Corporate
  • Balloon Décor - Themed
  • Balloon Décor – Frames, Pillars & Arches
  • Balloon Décor – Bouquets & Deliveries
  • Marketing 101
  • Systems 101

Conwin Equipment (Click here to view detail list)


Sempertex & Anagram Balloon Stock

Our full range of Latex balloons to the value of R 30 000.00
Anagram foil decorator balloons to the value of R 5 000.00


Website & Logo Design

A complete professional website designed to your specifications and taste
First year's domain registration fee and hosting fees included
Stationary containing a CD with your specially designed:
Logo, business card design + a set of full colour printed business cards (500)
A complete range of stationary templates and contracts
(invoice, quote, letters and much more)


Marketing Campaign
SAABI will implement a strategic marketing campaign as soon as phase 1 has been completed. Our marketing campaign includes

a mix of targeted radio, print media, social networking, online, exclusive media events, outdoor advertising and direct marketing tactics.

The campaign will include:

Online/ e-zine and website promotion
Integration of social media platforms
Outdoor advertising
Print advertising
Direct mail and e-newsletter campaigns
Promotion at trade fairs and expo's
A deliberate PR campaign incorporating focused media targeting, news releases, exclusives, one-on-one print, radio and television
interviews, and media events
Media competitions and promotions


Branding & Marketing Material
1 X Trolley case – ideal to transport all your tools, balloons and all necessary products for an on-site job

1 x Toolkit – to handle all those unexpected little problems

1 x Folder – to be supplied with all notes needed during training

4 x Shirts – elegant blouses suitable and flattering for all body types, easy to wash and wear – short sleeves available as well as shirts
for men

500 x pens – wide choice of colours available with your own company branding

2 x Roll-up banners with your full colour branding
(with elegant carry bag for easy storage and transport)

500 x Stickers – custom & unique design for the balloon industry


1 x Helium Trolley
1 x 2.84L Hi-Float
1 x Hi-Float Dispenser Kit
20 x 500m Poly Ribbon rolls
Complete range of pillars, bases and frames (heart, music note & star)



Meet the Team

SAABI is supported by a dynamic and experienced team
of industry experts including:



Balloon Design & Academy – Supplies expertise and
technical know-how and imports Conwin Equipment



SA Balloon – Importer of Anagram foil balloons and in
collaboration with Balloon Design & Academy imports
Sempertex latex balloons



Balloon Talk - national Balloon Bouquet Delivery services website



Pixelweb – Professional web design and hosting