Start Your Own Florist Shop and Other Floral Businesses

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McGraw-Hill Education, Aug 9, 2006 - Business & Economics - 116 pages
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays . . . with so many occasions appropriate for flowers, a florist shop is an enticing business to start. If you have a love for everything green and a desire to forge your own path, starting a floral business is ideal for you. Perfect your floral-arranging and customer service skills with a traditional florist shop; brighten others’ days with an office plant-care service; or encourage creativity with a pick-your-own-flowers establishment. This guide gives you advice on everything you need to start out right, including: * Selecting the right type of floral business * Finding flower wholesalers and growers * Anticipating demand and stocking the most popular flowers * Caring for your flowers * Stocking profitable sidelines, like greeting cards and balloons * And more! With the essential information inside, you’ll be turning greenery into greenbacks in no time.

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Cheryl Kimball (Middletown, NH) has been publishing director of two book-publishing companies and started a bookstore.

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