We had the good fortune of connecting with Mirella Diosdado and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mirella, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?Working hard and Taking risks.

Taking risks is scary for almost everybody, but you don’t reach success by playing it safe. You have to go after what you want; it isn’t going to appear in front of you. The bigger the risk, often the bigger the success! When we purchased our first bounce house, I was so excited but, at the same time hoping people would love it as much as I did. As soon as we introduced it – it was a hit! Sometimes people only see the success but not all the hard work, like waking up at 3:00 in the morning to make sure everything is ready to go, or tying balloons till your fingers bleed. At the end of the day it comes down to how bad you want to succeed. Don’t ever let anyone tell you are lucky, because only you know how hard you have worked to make sure your business is thriving. I sometimes think what would have happened if I never took the risk and listened to people when they said “are you sure it will work” or “idk, I wouldn’t use that for my party”. With a lot of hard work and by taking just one risk, everything can change.

What should our readers know about your business?
In 2019 Small Town Balloons was only a dream, one day I made a balloon garland – and well the rest is history. Before we knew it we were getting booked every weekend for all kind of special events. Never in a million year did I think our small business would be where it is today. We get to travel all over East Texas to the Ark-La-Tex and have even made it to Little Rock, Arkansas for clients who have chosen us to help celebrate with them their special occasion. Getting where we are today defiantly didn’t come easy. I remember people thought I was crazy to think a balloon business would work in a small town or how having a full time job and running a small business was impossible. With lost of dedication, hard work and help from my family – today Small Town Balloons is thriving and only growing from here. Our White Bounce Houses is something that sets us apart for sure. We were the first local business to bring the trend to East Texas and will soon be adding a new one and even some in colors. So I am defiantly excited about that!

When it comes to the balloon business it can definitely can be a crazy ride but I wouldn’t change a thing!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Joe Pine is the way to start off the perfect morning, when as soon as you walk in you are greeted with a smile and the smell of brewing coffee. Not a coffee person? A little walk down further is where you can find SQUARE Nutrition and get your tea fix with all the energy you will need for the day. A walk down Marshall main street to shop at local business like Downtown Girls & Brother, Addictions by Rhonda or Deborah’s Boutique where you can always find something you will love. Grab lunch at Tacos Reyes where they have the best birria tacos and agua de limon (lemonade) in town. In the afternoon head over to Bear Creek Smokehouse to feed Bullseye the Longhorn and check out all the goodies in the General Store, and of course grab a Ice-cream cone before the drive back to town. End the night with the yummiest pizza in town at Pizzeria by Pietro’s and a walk on on the Square.

Marshall is a hometown for everyone, where you can find something you will love.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family.

Growing up we weren’t as fortunate as others, however my parents made sure we were taught the most important things in life; family, love and hard work. Thanks to my parent’s sacrifice’s and dedication I was able to DREAM BIG. My dad always told us no matter how many times you fall, it doesn’t matter as long as you get up. He’s shown me the value of working hard for what you want in order to accomplish your dreams. My mom, the sweetest soul – my biggest fan and best friend. She has taught us no matter how tired you are or no matter what problems you are facing – show up and give it your all.

They have always encouraged and reminded me that anything is possible if you just believe. Everything I have and everything I am today, I owe it all to them.

My fiancé Ricardo who has been there from the start and helps me bring any idea to life no matter how crazy it might sound.

My siblings who have been there for me along the way. Small Town Balloons wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for them.

Thank you mom, dad, Jose, Mariana and Brenda for believing in me.

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Other: Email: SmallTownBalloons@gmail.com

Image Credits
Linda Luna Photography Lindsay Steele Photography Breana Marie Photography Morgan Negard Photography Jillian Hogan Photography

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