Opening your flower shop is a huge step with big responsibilities and risks. Nevertheless, it may also bring big opportunities to earn money and widen one’s connections.
Here are the things you must consider before starting a flower shop:
Do you have enough skills and experience?
Do you have enough skills and knowledge to sustain a flower shop business? Floristry takes talent and sufficient hands-on experience to succeed in the field. Go to school and enroll in a course that deals with floristry. Ask for more information from experts and professionals or those who have flower shops.
You may also work for one to gain hands-on experience of what it is to be a florist.
Do you have enough money for your business?
Gather enough funding first before you venture into the market. Prepare for the first years because they are the most challenging.
What kind of flower shop do you want?
You may opt to run the usual physical retail shop, or you can be a wholesaler to florists. You can also put up an online shop if you want. If you can manage, you can incorporate all these three ideas into your business.
You also need to decide if you would stick to offering floral arrangements and selling flowers or if you would also add other merchandise.
As you are doing your brainstorming for your shop, always bear in mind that the possibility of having competitors is inevitable. Thus, you need to be flexible and quick-witted in thinking of marketing strategies to keep your business going. Why not sell something that others don’t? Make CBD cream from your homegrown CBD flowers, or set up a little coffee shop outside your flower shop.
Be different from other flower shops.