If you love floral designs and are expert in the same, starting your own florist business can be a good idea. However, it’s not just about being in love with the floral designs and being able to create some great designs. To start and run your own florist business you must also have strong interpersonal skills, and a good business sense.
Well, the good thing is that you can develop interpersonal skills and the business sense anytime you are serious about making future in the floristry business.
This article will sum up few important points that you must consider while starting up your florist business.
1- Start small; Target a broader audience in one city first.
2- Offer More: Do not be limited to just a wedding party, rather include corporate consultation, design, delivery, events, holidays and other special days etc.
3- Start part-time if you’re already on job. You will develop a great deal of skills and business sense while operating small.
4- Focus more on meeting the needs of the client and securing long term agreements.
5- Backup your business with the best possible suppliers who can supply on short notice.
6- Do acquire the business license from the local authorities.
7- Maintain a healthy online presence; responsive website, active social media profiles and online ordering system with integrated payment methods.
8- Keep an eye on future; your business may take an instant boost and then start declining. So, get your growth plan ready, before you achieve super normal profits in the small setup. One of the best growth track for florist business is targeting multiple locations.
9- Once you’re ready to embrace the fast track growth, you must take over your business full time with complete dedication. Get it listed in the local Yellow Pages of each city/country you are targeting.
10- Hire some brand advocates, like wedding bloggers!
The opportunities are endless, but to avail them all, you need to do some hard work in the beginning.