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Stand Up to Internet Floral Order Gatherers

Posted on October 31st, 2017
Blog, Floral Order Gatherer, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Resources, Florist Websites, Florists' Thoughts
Have you worked hard to provide quality blooms and care to all your customers, only to be forced to compete with a floral order gatherer? It can be frustrating and discouraging for florists who invest serious sweat equity into running a flower business only to see an eCommerce company to move in and pass themselves off as local florists.There are many different kinds of floral order gathers, from the larger, well-known wire services to ones that take over search engines. We will focus on the floral order gatherers who run search engine ads that knowingly deceive their consumers, and offer you ways to maximize your […]

Captivating Florists to Follow on Instagram

Posted on October 25th, 2017
Blog, Floral Design, Florists for Change, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, photos, Uncategorized
With beautiful imagination and bountiful skills, these designers create hypnotizing works of art. Today we'd like to pay homage to all the amazing floral artists on Instagram for bringing recognition to the floristry industry. It was difficult selecting just a few florists of Instagram to plug, but we encourage you to start following these influential floral designers. Meta Flora (@metafloranyc) […]

Four Tips for Becoming a Floral Designer

Posted on October 18th, 2017
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized
So you have a knack for arranging blooms. With a deep appreciation for flowers, floral design is a fun and exciting endeavor. Many florists start their careers after years of daydreaming about venturing into the world of floral design. Florists are like miracle workers, bringing endless smiles and emotional well-being to recipients. It's a no-brainer, if you love floral design, then become a florist!Before starting your journey, there are a few things you should consider. Floral designing is an art, and however effortless a good florist makes their work appear, trust us […]

Introduction to Google AdWords: Florist Marketing

Posted on October 10th, 2017
Blog, Florist AdWords, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized
Florists, are you bewildered by Google AdWords? We have received many questions on using Google AdWords, and we're in agreement that if you are new to the application it may look a bit daunting. We thought it beneficial to explain the mystery to some of Google AdWords and how it works.Before we begin, let's point out that Google AdWords is NOT FREE and can actually be quite pricey. So why use Google AdWords? Google AdWords makes your marketing easier by bringing […]

Florists’ Thoughts: Hilarious Messages Written on Floral Arrangements

Posted on October 4th, 2017
Blog, Florist Operations, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Survey, Uncategorized
Hilarious-Messages-Floral-ArrangementsFlorists, have you ever been taken aback by a floral card message? With the overwhelming response to our Most Ridiculous Things Said in our "Florists' Thoughts" blog series, we thought it would be fun to launch another survey to ask florists about the most bizarre and hilarious messages they have ever had to write on floral arrangements.With a tremendous response from our readers, we will list our top 10 […]

Florists’ Thoughts: Three Generations of Flowers

Posted on September 27th, 2017
Blog, Florists for Change, Florists' Thoughts, Flower History, Opening a Flower Shop, weddings
florist-generations Family-owned floral businesses rarely survive the transition from the first generation to the second. As a matter of fact, in this day and age, they are becoming more and more obsolete. Many studies have shown that there is a high impact on family-owned and run businesses on our economy. In the floral industry, there was a time when this was the norm: a local flower shop stayed in the family, resulting in a local staple, while the whole family was able to live comfortably from running the family-owned flower shop. There was […]

10 Mind-Blowing Flower Facts!

Posted on September 20th, 2017
Blog, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History
mindblowing-flower-facts Flowers are impactful, beautiful and full of awesome fun facts. Some of you may already know and others you may just learn about today, either way, you can never know enough fun flower facts. Not only do flowers offer us visual and emotional well-being they have amazing appeal and history. Let's dive right into these mind-blowing flower facts.  […]

Simple Floral Marketing Strategies

Posted on September 13th, 2017
Blog, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Simple-Floral-Marketing-Strategies  Marketing, as we all know, is essential for the survival of your floral business. There are still many floral business owners who do not have a direct marketing strategy or feel bewildered by the word itself.  Marketing can be so many things and most business owners who thought not to be marketing their floral business, in fact, were. Bussines marketing is no longer just huge billboards, TV commercials or coupon direct mailers. It can be something as simple as posting an image of your flower arrangements or services on social media.If […]

Create A Floral Facebook Business Page – 5 Steps

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Blog, Florist Marketing, florist technology, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Create-A-Floral-Facebook-Business-Page---5-Steps With over 1 billion daily users worldwide, it is of great importance, that all floral business owners have a Facebook business page. Facebook allows you to create an abundant of visibility for your floral brand, drives traffic to your website, raises your SEO (Search Engine Optimization),  allows for customer interaction and many other valuable reasons.We hear time and time again how difficult Facebook can be to understand and navigate. One of the most asked questions is "How do I create a Facebook […]

Buying A Flower Shop – 8 Tips

Posted on August 23rd, 2017
Blog, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Opening a Flower Shop
buying-a-flower-shop You have a creative passion and love for flowers, you dream of owning and operating a flower shop. Your dream can be a reality! What other career choices can be as rewarding than being a flower shop owner and opening a flower shop?   How many times have we heard people say, "I wish I owned a flower shop."There are tons of nostalgic when it comes to being a flower shop owner. Using your creativity to sell everlasting emotions with flowers and surrounded by natures beauty […]