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 […]
We all know how significant reviews are for our floral businesses—over 85% of customers base their purchases on reviews they see online.
Unfortunately, many satisfied customers will not leave a review, but you'll always hear from the naysayers. This is why florists pull their hair out over negative reviews. Our goal is to encourage you to proactively seek customer reviews, not wait for them.
Online reviews are here to stay, and good or bad reviews are overwhelmingly important for the success of your flower business, the only way to grow your flower business is with reviews, and the best way to combat […]
Florists, You Have Spoken!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Mother's Day survey. Once again we got a very strong showing from our readers and members, and your feedback is extremely helpful.
Of the florists surveyed, approximately 82% have shops located in the United States, 15% in Canada, and 3% elsewhere.
Q1. When did you start receiving orders […]
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.
Create Beautiful and Profesional Proposals with Floranext New Advanced Proposals
Floranext has the new solution to let your floral wedding and event business bloom! We have been hard at work enhancing our wedding and event proposals service and we are excited to announce the completion of our newest software: New Advanced Wedding and Event Proposals.
Attracting floral wedding business begins with reaching recently engaged couples! Tap into this $100 billion industry now by marketing to the recently engaged.
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
If you don't understand how secure websites work, you are not alone.
So what are HTTP and HTTPS websites? HTTP is short for hypertext transfer protocol, and HTTPS adds an S for secure: secure hypertext transfer protocol. Is your eCommerce website HTTP or HTTPS? And if you don't know, how can you tell?
HTTPS uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt data transmitted over your website. SSL provides a coded encryption which scrambles the information into a series of random characters and once […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]