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Top 5 Florist August Checklist Tips!

Posted on August 1st, 2018
design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Supplies, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites
As all florists know being ahead of the seasons is part of the industry. August is a great month to prepare for the fall and double-check your flower shop's needs. With June being taken over by graduations and weddings and vacations in July, August is a great month for you to dot your Is and cross your Ts for the months ahead. September tends to sneak up on florists. The rush comes in, or perhaps you had a great idea for marketing that you just couldn't get to. August is a great month to get to some organizing, marketing, and peace of mind. [caption id="attachment_11408" align="aligncenter" […]

Flowers as a Side-Gig: Yea or Nay?

Posted on July 11th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Resources
 Have you dreamed of starting your own floral business, but can't quit your day job? To casual flower enthusiast, the notion to go into business with flowers can be quite compelling. But how do you manage a floral start-up when you have bills to pay? How do you turn your dream of running a floral business into a successful part-time gig? The objective is to be a successful part-time floral designer so that one you day you can quit your day job and focus on florals full-time. With work and dedication anything can be accomplished, but what can you do to make sure that your passion for flowers stabilizes you […]

Florists 2018 Mother’s Day Feedback!

Posted on May 16th, 2018
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Websites, Mother's Day, Survey
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Florist Checklist For Mother’s Day 2018

Posted on May 1st, 2018
Blog, design prepping, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Florist Websites, Mother's Day
florist-checklist-for-mothers-day Mother's Day is just around the corner, is your business ready for this busy floral holiday? Having a decent plan in place to make the most revenue during Mother's Day is fundamental in receiving every one of the rewards of this bustling blossoming occasion. In this blog, we will go over an agenda to help you during this Mother's Day holiday. […]

Florist Marketing to Recently Engaged Couples

Posted on March 21st, 2018
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist Resources, Florist Websites, weddings
Attracting floral wedding business begins with reaching recently engaged couples! Tap into this $100 billion industry now by marketing to the recently engaged. Facebook In addition to using your Facebook business page to share pictures of your events and wedding designs, you can use Facebook to create targeted ads. Click the Create Promotion button on the right sidebar in your Facebook feed. Choose a promotion type. We recommend any of the following: Boost a post Set up an ongoing promotion Promote your business locally […]

Starting a Wedding/Event Floral Company

Posted on February 14th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, florist-software, Opening a Flower Shop, seo, wedding trends, weddings
You are a creative and passionate florist, but have you ever considered specializing? More and more, floral professionals are opting to focus their love of flower design into only catering to wedding/events flower arrangements. Specializing as an event florist can be very advantageous as it allows you to fully build your brand and perfect your craft. If you are currently a full-service florist then perhaps you may want to consider maximizing your wedding/event profits. In the US alone there is an average of 2.3 million weddings, and approximately $72 billion is spent on weddings each year. […]

Ready, Set, Order: A Valentine’s Day Cheat Sheet!

Posted on January 10th, 2018
design prepping, Floral Supplies, florals for Valentines, flower lists, Valentine's Day
With the holidays now behind us, most retailers will have a chance to relax—but not florists. Valentine’s Day—or shall we say, Valentine’s week—is one of the busiest holidays for flower shops, with over 198 million roses sold. It’s a good idea to get a jump on your flower and supply ordering so that you can be organized and prepared […]

How to Jingle Rock Your Holiday Floral Sales

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
Christmas, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, Florist Websites, Uncategorized
 Forecasters predict that this holiday season will show higher revenue than others for retailers! For most floral business owners, the holiday season brings in a tremendous amount of the year's revenue, and early preparation is crucial to staying ahead of the competition. Preparing for the winter holidays puts a lot of pressure on shoppers and retailers alike. What gift could be simpler or more beautiful than flowers? So now it becomes a question of presentation, and offering the right deals to get customers in the door. […]

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 […]

Top 10 Florist Tips & Tricks

Posted on July 21st, 2017
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, Opening a Flower Shop
top-florist-tips-tricks  These essential tips and tricks will make your daily floral design operations run smoothly and produce long lasting results. Many floral design experts may already be using some if not all of these tips and tricks, For those new to the floristry industry take a look at these Top 10 fundamental tips to guide you in your flower shop business success. 10. Flowers Take A Deep Dive  Submerge the whole flower/flowers into water, water enters through all parts of the flower which […]