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Three valuable guidelines for flower business

By Loo821ql Subscribe to RSS | January 10th 2012 | Views:
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Do you love seeing flowers in a well and beautifully arranged manner? Do you take interest in arranging flowers in your spare times? If so, then the lucrative business of arranging beautiful flowers for different occasions may be the best for you. Starting and managing a personal business may be highly rewarding; you own your time, you are your own boss, work by your own rules and the great one is that you make your money making plans yourself. Florist businesses are always in high demand. Anniversaries, funerals, weddings, birthdays, holidays and even births -all demand for the services of creative florists. While some people opine that you don't need to attend formal or structured training before you become a wonderful florist, some say that, for you to be a creative florist, you need to spend at least 6 months with an established florist. This, they say gives you an ample opportunity to gain from the experience of the florist and also learn the nitty-gritty of the money making side of this creative art. Though, it is said that a lot of successful florist today are self taught; they never attend classes on how to arrange flowers, but the benefits of working with an experienced florist before starting a florist business can never be underestimated; you have the opportunity to learn from his mistakes and also learn solutions to problems usually encountered by newbies like you.

One of the most important things you must have in order to start a florist business is money, which will serve as your capital. It is important, because you'll need a house for your business which could be bought or leased. Not only that, you'll also need to request for and obtain necessary business permits and licenses required in your locality. After this, you'll also need to buy shelves and other necessary store fixtures, and also buy inventory. Your live flowers are to be kept in a refrigerator and so you'll need to buy one, and also get a work station where your creations will be produced. Successful florist businesses deliver their creations to customers, so it will be good if you can get a van for delivering your products especially when making multiple deliveries. Though for a start, you can do this in any kind of vehicle but with time you'll need to get a van for moving large amount of your creations especially when you have to deliver to two or more occasions at the same time. These are the major start up costs to operate your store. All these may cost you as little as $30,000 and may be more depending on where your store will be located. If your store is located in a very busy street then the minimum cost required may be more than when it is not in a busy street.

To make more money in your business, you'll need to incorporate the sale of gift items such as greeting cards, candles, hampers and other likely things into your florist business. This is one of those things successful florists do in order to increase their profits.

Furthermore, don't ever try to operate the business yourself with no helping hand. You would definitely be in need of help one way or the other. Whether to help fill customer orders, help in occasional flower arrangements or even make deliveries. So, its better you employ and train someone to give you a helping hand in the course of your operation.

After stabilizing your florist business, the next thing is to make the world know about your business. I mean after your operation has started fully, the next thing is to make advertisement. Advertisement is a crucial part of a successful business. You should try and make sure you get advertising spaces in your daily newspapers, your local radio stations and televisions. This should be intense at the first few months of your business start up. Phone directories are also avenues to make your advertisements, make sure you submit the details of your business to them. You can also advertise on websites that offer free advertisements on their web pages, these will open your business to a lot of people who go to these websites to check and search for businesses online.

Another thing which almost every successful business does today is that they create an online presence for themselves-websites. I will advise you not to overlook this because it captures millions of potential customers who go online to search for products and services. Your website is a gateway to divert traffic to your store; your customers can make orders on your websites and also take orders from customers all around the world who are willing to greet people in your area with your specially arranged flowers.

With all these discussed, I think a window on starting a florist business has been opened for you, just follow the guidelines and you are good to go.

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