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undefined From high-end floral designers to successful boutique floral shops, the pathway to successful floristry is constantly changing. Many variables depend on the time you have available, your available funds, and your floral design ability. Here are some other considerations for starting your floral business:

Lease

When starting your business, be ready to pay 20 percent of your space’s total cost as a down payment.

Supplies

Here are some tools you’ll need to get started:

  • Shears
  • Plastics
  • Fabrics
  • Artificial Enhancers
  • Containers
  • Ribbons
  • Floral Food
  • Baskets, Linens
  • Adhesives

Floral Inspiration

In order to keep up with other florists in your area, be sure to do some competitive research. See what other florists are doing and what their designs are like.

Additionally, you’ll want to stay on top of the greatest floral trends by doing some research. Social media is a great place (think Pinterest and YouTube) for gaining floral inspiration.

Marketing

When starting your own business, you can’t forget about marketing.

Social media is great and doesn’t involve high start-up costs. Create a Facebook Business page and upload albums with your wedding, holiday, or retail designs weekly. You can also utilize Twitter and Pinterest to gain exposure. Pinterest is great for brides that are looking to get floral inspiration.

  Posted: Wed Sep 14th 2016 2:38pm  5 years ago

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