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OAF – Cultivate’20

July 11th, 2020 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “OAF – Cultivate’20”

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Cultivate’20 will be held July 111-14, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

For more information about this event, please visit OAF’s Website.

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Floral Design to Be Showcased on Streaming Services in 2020

December 4th, 2019 Posted by Josh D Become A Floral Designer, Blog, Floral Design, Floral Supplies, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florists for Change, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, wedding trends 6 thoughts on “Floral Design to Be Showcased on Streaming Services in 2020”

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As florists, a little competition can be a good thing—but what about televised competition?

With the converging popularity of reality TV, competition shows, and streaming services, should the art of floral design join the trend? Well in 2020, there will be two flower competition shows hitting streaming platforms HBO Max and Netflix.

As a florist, would you compete in one of these shows?

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Full Bloom

Full Bloom is an eight-episode floral competition show that will be streamed on HBO Max starting in 2020. This hour-long floral competition show will feature 10 of America’s top florists vying to be crowned America’s best in floral design.

During the floral competition, it will allow audiences to escape into the floral world as candidates design and execute some of the most wondrous floral creations ever seen.

Each episode features a themed challenge focused on a unique area of the floristry world including fashion, art, events, and weddings. Contestants’ designs and creations will be mentored and judged by legendary floral artists Maurice Harris and Elizabeth Cronin with celebrity florist Simon Lycett serving as host. At the end of each episode, the arrangements made will be given away to remind us to stop and enjoy the beauty of flowers.

No announcement has been made yet in regards to signing up to compete in the second season.

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The Big Flower Fight

Meanwhile, Netflix has ordered a series of their own titled The Big Flower Fight based out of the UK, like the popular Great British Bake Off series.

This eight-part series will be a little different—this series will see ten duos made up of florists, sculptors and garden designers put to the test as they compete in a series of themed challenges to create very large-scale flower installations. Each episode will test a different set of creative and practical skills, from floristry to woodworking and landscaping.

The materials each team can use to create their installation will vary week-by-week, and participants will be encouraged to think about plants that give back to the environment. Each week one team will be eliminated, leaving just three teams to battle in the finale for the champion’s crown.

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Floristry in the Limelight

Floral design has a history as a secretive trade: in the 1700s flowers became a common way to send coded messages. But in recent years, floristry has received a great deal of attention thanks to royal weddings and major films. Will this new mainstream showcase of floristry and floral designs on streaming services boost the demand for flowers? We sure hope so!

 

Florists, what are your thoughts on these floral competition shows? Would you compete in a floral design show like this? Please share your comments below!

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Kentucky Florist Association – 2019 Convention

July 26th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “Kentucky Florist Association – 2019 Convention”

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2019 CONVENTION

July 26 – 28, 2019 
Holiday Inn Louisville East Hurstbourne
More details TBA

For more information, please visit the Kentucky Florist Association website.

Texas State Florists Association – Texas Floral Expo 2019

July 26th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “Texas State Florists Association – Texas Floral Expo 2019”

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The Texas Floral Expo will offer two courses of study rather than an exclusive focus on design.

The Design Course of Study and the Business Course of Study relate to the needs of the individual offering the best possible education whether your passion is design or whether you feel the need to expand your business skills.

If design is your focus then you will be able to register for presentations that cover a multitude of design topics presented by the best in the industry.

If you are all about business there will be two and half days of specific programming covering a range of topics! Additional information can be found at the Texas State Floral Association website.

OFA – Cultivate’19

July 13th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “OFA – Cultivate’19”

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OAF Cultivate’19 will be held July 13-16, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

For more information about this year’s event, please visit OFA Website.

AIFD – Awaken

July 6th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “AIFD – Awaken”

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2019 – AIFD Conference – Awaken – Las Vegas

More information TBA

For more information on this event, please visit the AFID website. 

Could Your Flower Shop Get Hacked?

May 29th, 2019 Posted by Josh D Blog, Floral Supplies, floral system, floral systems, Florist Operations, Florist Resources, florist technology 1 thought on “Could Your Flower Shop Get Hacked?”

Recently, Federal, State, and Local agencies have been hacked. Is your flower shop next?

Over the past weeks, cybercriminals have attacked computers in Baltimore and other US cities, freezing computers, shutting down email, and interrupting real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.

We have collected some helpful tips so that your flower business won’t be the next victim of similar kinds of hack attempts!

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How Can Hacking Affect My Floral Shop?

Without having the most recent PC operating systems, like Windows 8.1 or 10, or up to date security patches, your floral business is at a high risk to be hacked. Many businesses who do not have up-to-date operating systems or security patches can experience the following:

  • Frozen or locked out of your PC
  • Stolen passwords and personal data
  • Stolen business/customer data
  • Viruses installed
  • Your computer can be used to attack others
  • Lost time and productivity

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How Can I Secure My Flower Shop From Hackers?

1. Apply the latest patches: Make sure you have all your security patches up-to-date on your PC’s operating system. On Microsoft, here are some helpful hints for checking if you need a security update. If you’re on Mac, this article has instructions.

2. Don’t use outdated software: Use the recent operating system that Microsoft offers (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10). Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft starting January 14th, 2020! Older operating systems like Windows XP no longer receive security patches and are a huge security risk.

3. Download a Password Manager: Passwords are easier to guess than you think! Don’t use the same password for different sites. Use a password storage tool so save and protect passwords. If one of your passwords is compromised, other sites will not be compromised as well. We like 1Password.

4. Use two-factor authentication: Add an additional layer of security for at least your most critical services like banking, accounting, and email. When you log in with two-factor authentication (2FA), you will be sent a text message or verification code from an service like Authy or Google Authenticator.

 

We hope this information is helpful and allows you to run a successful and secured flower shop. Florists, please feel free to post any questions or comments below!

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WUMFA – 2019 Annual Convention

March 29th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “WUMFA – 2019 Annual Convention”

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Celebrating the Past. Fired up for the Future.

100 Years – WUMFA 2019
Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association

More information TBA – For more information, please visit the WUMFA website. 

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

March 20th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “San Francisco Flower & Garden Show”

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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show March 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2019

At the Cow Place in Daly City, CA.

For more information about this event please visit the San Diego County Flower & Plant website.

Illinois Florist Association – Remembering Our History

March 15th, 2019 Posted by Josh D 0 thoughts on “Illinois Florist Association – Remembering Our History”

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Is it time to continue your education to upgrade your skills and expand your knowledge?

Have you registered for the classes that will enhance your design ability and profitability?

If not then you should do it today!

We have amazing talent again this year excited to share their knowledge with all of you!  

Please act now and register as prices will soon go up. Don’t forget to register for the grant, competitions.

We look forward to seeing you very soon! 

For more information on this event, please visit the Illinois Florist Association website.