As a former wedding planner herself, Mary was the perfect person to ask me about how to simplify the process of starting a floral design business.
Mary and I talk all about the one simple question you need to ask yourself as you’re starting your floral business, streamlining processes, hiring teams, pricing for setup and delivery, and so much more!
It’s our last business spotlight, and I can’t wait to share Meghan’s story with you! If you’ve missed any of my previous business spotlights, make sure to check out the first blog post in this series!
Now, let’s meet Meghan!
Meghan loved her job as a corporate accountant. When she got pregnant with her daughter, however, she decided she wanted to stay home with her while she was little. Meghan knew she needed something besides momming to work on while she stayed home, and decided to invest in herself.
By now you know what’s coming! Another spotlight story from another struggling business owner. In Betty and Mark’s story, #thestruggleisreal. Let’s take a look…
Betty and Mark have been married for thirty-two years, and are finally living their dreams. Betty spent years as a mom and homemaker while Mark worked as a high school shop teacher. They both loved their roles and the home environment they created, but after years of putting big personal aspirations aside, they’ve reinvented themselves as venue owners.
I can’t wait to share another business spotlight with you this week. Let’s take a peek into the behind the scenes of Whitney’s business...
Whitney is a mother of three young kids. She loves staying home with her kids, and adding to her family income with some wedding work. She got her start doing flowers and planning for weddings, baby showers, and parties for her family and friends. Now, she’s trying to transition from a side hobby to a real business that makes real money. And that means working with people who aren’t just looking for a good deal (aka… not family or friends).
Now that I’ve shared my own story, we’re going to shine a spotlight on some other business owners. At one time or another, my business looked a lot like theirs. Maybe you can see yourself in their story, too!
Make sure you read ‘til the end of each email in this series, because I’m going to offer some personalized advice for each struggling business owner!
This photo will forever make me laugh and here’s why:
I received a phone call from Arkansas Life Magazine and they said they wanted to feature me as one of the seven Arkansans who are “just as good at getting dressed as running successful businesses” (their words not mine). They also said they’d like to photograph me in one of my favorite spaces, a place that makes me truly happy.
Want to know a secret to getting dream clients? Treat the clients you currently have really well, be kind, and most important be honest with them. People respect honesty. People trust honest people. Word will spread that they love working with you.
Do you really want a floral business? It’s okay to have a hobby and for it to be simply a hobby. My greatest passion is travel, but I wouldn’t enjoy it as much if every time I traveled, I also had to write a feature about it.
I think it’ really important to know that owning your own floral business doesn’t mean you are doing flowers all day. There is a reason only 5% of small businesses succeed. The business-side of it takes up the majority of your day.