It surprises us how many florists only sell flowers in their flower shops.
This is not to say that only selling flowers is passe´, however, we want to encourage all florists to carry various items with very little or no designing time and long shelf life to boost their retail sale profits.
Another point is that owning a flower shop gives you quite a huge advantage in the retail business market. Florists you can actually carry and sell various gift items in […]
Opening a flower shop, like any new business, requires lots of hard work, love, and dedication. And some good information.
What do you wish you knew when you decided to open a flower shop? Here are some things we have learned. Let us know your tips also!
Online reputation is critical - Stay on top of Yelp, Google Places, […]
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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.
Floral entrepreneurs are increasing their profits with a fresh new spin on the classic flower shop!
Financial experts agree that incorporating other services into your business is a win-win combination. You can diversify your business assets and minimize your vulnerability to twists and turns in the market.
On the other hand, combining a flower shop with another kind of business can raise sales as both work to give exposure to the other. More and more flower business owners […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Lieu of Flowers is perhaps the most detrimental 4 words in floral business.
Conveying compassion and respect for one's passing is traditionally defined by sending flowers. The utmost disappointment is that customers take "In Lieu Of Flowers" literally, we understand it does say "In Lieu Of Flowers", however, that in no way means the family does not want flowers at the viewing/funeral service.
As floral professionals you understand how somber a viewing/ funeral […]