Jumat, 02 Maret 2012

Flower Shop; Small Business Idea

Flower for some people having millions meaning, even not for women only. If you have passion for the beauty of flower, color and creativity, you can start to have a flower shop. this business is focused on selecting, cutting, designing, decorating and arranging flowers for a variety purposes and occasions, including for weddings, graduation ceremonies and special events. Some people love to give flower as a gifts for their partners, close friends, family or loved ones. Flowers for personal enjoyment as well as those selected to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, thank-you's and get well wishes are also a significant portion of a flowers business.
The flower and other has a significant market in the corporate and social event world as a large part in the decor of special events and meetings. Centerpieces, entryways, reception tables, bridal bouquets, wedding and stage sets and only a few examples of how flowers are used in the business and social event settings.
flower design or flower arts is the art of creating flower arrangements in vases, bowls, baskets or other containers, or making bouquets and compositions from cut flowers, foliages, herbs, ornamental grasses and other plant materials. The ability to create a variety of floral designs such as wreaths, bouquets, corsages, permanent arrangements and other more complicated arrangements is also important. Fashion sometimes plays a role in floristry; what is considered the flower that everyone needs to have today can change very quickly.
The flowers sold in florist shops typically represent the varieties abundantly available in the season but also include blossoms flown in from around the world. Basic varieties in temperate latitudes include roses, tulips, irises, orchids and lilies.
Running a flower shop is an enjoyable activities for anyone who love “hand-on” work and like to make their hobby as a channel of business.  There are no special training or occasional education required to start a flower shop. you just need enjoy with your work, and doing some activities related to selling etc.
As a flower shop, you also could add several items related to arrangement  flower, you also can to stock gift baskets, fruits, and chocolates as well as flowers, etc. Some type of flower as seasonal, and heavily influenced by some holidays and events: Valentine's Day, Idul Fitri, Christmast,  Mothers' Day, All Souls Day, Advent, weddings and funerals.  These occasions make up the largest part of the business, with the sale of house plants and home decor being a smaller, but more constant, part.
All you need is passion and a basic understanding of flower arrangement, material source and other accessories that needed to create a beautiful arranging of flower. To run a flower shop is not require high special education, but  Education, both formal and informal, is another significant segment of the floristry industry. Courses are generally available in through community colleges, via private post-secondary vocational schools and through professional florist trade associations or etc. There are many schools and institutions that offer classes on flower arrangement and show you how to start a floral business. Running flower shop is very easy, you have two great options to run it. First, you can easily someone to do the actual flower arranging while you tend the business side of things. Second, you can quickly and easily learn. With passion, creativity and commitment you can definitely build a thriving and highly lucrative floral business.
In order you exist in this business, you need a Good Practical Experience, if you want your flower business to be a success you need to have experience ranging from basic design to complete construction. Identify your customer and this will exactly influence the type of your product. Check Out the Competitor; never take backward step if you have too much competition, focusing only for one the very different niche of flower or business you offer, just focusing on it and make your product is very special. Finally, make a appropriate plan before you open the door of your shop.
Choose an appropriate location for your flower business. You can choose both home or leasing retail space. A home business requires less start up money, but more legwork to get the word out and sell products. Retail space is more expensive and the location will be critical. It must be in an existing shopping area with no other art and craft business nearby, then you need license for your business from local authority.
When you open your flower shop door, there are several activities that require you time to spend in. Some of the activities are cutting and arranging flowers for various purposes or occasions and special events. You will have customers call you or enter your shop, and you will create attractive flower arrangements for them based on their specifications, or creating a new design based on your creativity, and you can offer to your customer
To grow you business, you need your business is known by customer. To be known well place an ads at newspaper, magazine, yellow page etc, or for cheaper cost, you can use pamphlets, flyers as your initial promotion, etc. To get more customer you can build your own website to be known through internet, you can offer to sell your product in.
In a time, if your business is running well, if you run your business well, and lucky in this business, you can expand your business based on this business. You can try to sell art and crafts beside your flowers business. Art and crafts is also near to flower, them can used to room decoration. Sometimes, someone or certain events need them together, so you can provide them in your shop together, so your customer can select what they interest between flower or art and craft, or they select a combine of them all.

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