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How to be a Florist

Aug 17, 2007
Flowers and plants can brighten up any occasion and make an event more memorable. Flowers can help you to express almost any emotion without the need for words and can perfectly convey your intended message. Some examples of the significance of flowers and the sentiments that they can put across are congratulations on the birth of a baby, or a promotion, or passing an exam. Flowers are a great gift for an ailing friend or relative to wish them a speedy recovery or a sign of condolence to a grieving friend. Of course flowers are also a fantastic way to show your love for someone and roses are traditionally given with this purpose in

There doesn't have to be a special occasion as a reason to buy flowers, you may simply want to buy some for yourself to brighten up your day. Flowers can have a double effect of soothing and also rejuvenating a person. Flowers have even been suggested as being beneficial to sufferers of depression. Flowers truly are a miracle of nature. If you find that you have a creative streak and are skilled at flower arranging you may even want to consider starting your own florist business.

There are a variety of services that a florist can offer. Florists can provide stores with freshly cut flowers or potted plants for them to sell or provide the flowers to customers directly. The type of clients that a florist may have can vary from
individuals to groups and companies.

Starting your own florist's business requires a lot of business acumen and planning. Apart from the obvious skills you need for actually arranging the flowers you need to be able to promote your business effectively and deal with all the day to day tasks associated with owning and running a business.

A florist has to be customer focused to make their business a success and you will need to have good interpersonal skills and a pleasant personality. You need to be able to be better than your competition to secure more customers. Another requirement that is not essential, but would be extremely beneficial for you to have, would be a background in horticulture. At the end of the day the key factors to your florist business being a success is the happiness of your customers.
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S. Stammberger is editor Plant Lovers.
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