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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 Supplys, 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 […]

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 […]

Floral Design 101 – Flower Crowns

Posted on July 12th, 2017
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Florist Resources, Flower Trends
Florist-crown-101-design Flower crowns are the biggest trend right now and at this point, it's safe to say they are not going away! Although flower crowns are hugely sought after for weddings and special events now, they are actually a floral trend of the past starting in Ancient Greece where they were worn to pay tribute to gods and then much later to represent peace, love and harmony. We welcome the flower crown today which represents celebration, some say fertility, besides that there is no doubt about it, everyone just […]

Mother’s Day-Florist Checklist

Posted on April 11th, 2017
Blog, design prepping, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Mother's Day
Mother's-Day-Florist-Checklist Mother's Day (or should we say Mother's Day week) is the busiest and potentially the most profitable holiday for the floral business owner. Having a strategy in place to make the most profit is essential in reaping all the benefits of this busy flower purchasing holiday. In this blog, we will go over a checklist to help you through Mother's Day and make sure you dot your i's and cross your t's.[…]

Florist Guide – Prepping Roses 101

Posted on January 25th, 2017
Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Florist Resources, Valentine's Day
florist-guide-rose-prepping-101 Prepping roses is the key ingredient in providing customers with a long lasting arrangement. With a busy Valentine's Day just around the corner, in this blog we will focus on prepping roses for maximum longevity. Good […]

Valentine’s Day – Florist Checklist

Posted on January 18th, 2017
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, Valentine's Day
florist-checklist-valentine's day-main Florists now is the time to gear up and prepare - Valentine's Day is approaching at lightning speed!  It is important to be ahead of the Valentine's Day flower rush! Valentine's Day is one of the busiest and possibly the most profitable holiday of the year, compared to Mother's Day.  In this blog, we will create a step by step checklist to make it easier for you to maintain organization and increase profits in your flowers shop for a […]

Florist Guide – Planning For The Year

Posted on January 5th, 2017
Blog, design prepping, events, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, Mother's Day, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo, Valentine's Day, weddings
Florist-Guide-Yearly-planning A Florist Guide to Planning Your Year The floral industry, a fast-paced business, that's ahead of seasons & holidays. To most florist's, planning the year is second nature, however, it always helps to have a set plan to organize everyone's duties. In this blog, we present an easy guide for all your floral yearly planning. […]