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    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Listen as we talk with influential florists, growers and flower industry professionals. Be notified when new podcast episodes are released and receive fun video tutorials when you sign up for our Pen Pal Club for free at www.teamflower.org

    Organization and POS for Retail Floral Shops

    Organization and POS for Retail Floral Shops

    You are in for a treat on this episode of the podcast! Valencia of Brandon’s Flowers is a bubbly, passionate gal who loves what she does and adores her community.

    She’s sharing the meaning of “one-stop shop”—what is offered, who the clients are, and more. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of moving pieces! So you’ll also hear tips on how to keep things organized, including the importance of choosing a point of sale (POS) system.

    Valencia is also chatting about where she sources both flowers and gift items locally. It’s vital to her and Brandon’s Flowers to nurture the community around them, and they do so beautifully!

    • 25 min
    Adding Retail to Your Event Business with Rikki Marcone

    Adding Retail to Your Event Business with Rikki Marcone

    Rikki began her career in the event industry as a wedding planner, so she is very familiar with the ins and outs of event day.

    She’s sharing about her move from planning to designing—and what led her in that direction. Rikki’s business has grown to include a fun and dynamic team, so she’s chatting a bit about her hiring process. Her motto is, “Hire for attitude and train for skill.”

    You’ll hear about Rikki’s studio set-up—from shelving and storage to loading and delivery—and the big piece of the puzzle she’s excited to incorporate soon!

    Finally, Rikki is chatting about how she’s created a loyal clientele and utilized the power of Instagram. She’s even touching on why you should invest in Instagram ads for your own business! Speaking of Instagram, you can follow her at @RikkiMarcone.

    Rikki's business is a floral and event design firm specializing in weddings and social events. Each project she and her team works on is designed custom to each client’s personality.

    She also has an online store for local fresh and dried floral deliveries. Find her online at www.rikkimarcone.com and shop.rikkimarcone.com.

    • 25 min
    Popping Up for People with Black + Blossomed

    Popping Up for People with Black + Blossomed

    Black + Blossomed is a local pop-up flower shop that offers a range of seasonal bouquets that are either pre-arranged or created onsite.

    Apart from creating and selling flower arrangements, Black + Blossomed is also meant to be a community for all people to become an active participant in the beauty of the world around us and most importantly, the beauty within ourselves.

    We are all partaking in this process of growing, becoming, and blossoming, and their hope is to facilitate that process for each person who buys a flower or visits their site.

    Today, you’ll hear from Breigh on floral pop up shops—what they are, where they’re located, and who they serve. She’s chatting about finding and solidifying her unique business model as well as her client base.

    Breigh is also in the process of getting her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (woohoo!), so she’s also talking about the special lens this has been to view flowers and their role in peoples’ lives. Anything that requires using your five senses is a technique used to help your nervous system ground itself. She’s sharing tips on how to ground yourself in a moment of “fight or flight.”

    Find inspiration and encouragement on her Instagram @blackandblossomed!

    • 33 min
    Taking Advantage of the Plant Trend with Accent Decor

    Taking Advantage of the Plant Trend with Accent Decor

    We’re jumping on with Sarah Bagle to chat about all things PLANTS! Since COVID in 2020, people have begun to get “back in touch” with nature—both outdoors and indoors. The plant craze has ensued after the pandemic, beginning with millennials and generation Z, and has expanded to a larger and more diversified audience.

    Accent Decor has taken advantage of the plant trend in their offerings, so you’ll hear about some of their go-to pots, containers, and gift options for plant parents.

    Sarah is also sharing advice on how the floral industry can take advantage of the plant trend. She says, “Flower shops [could be seen] as a destination and source of inspiration rather than a place to call and order flowers.”

    Finally, Kelly and Sarah are tossing around some ideas on the best ways to educate and encourage the new plant parent. You’ll hear everything from tips to grow to which types of containers to use!

    You can shop all their plant products (and more!) at www.accentdecor.com.

    • 34 min
    Escaping Perfectionism with Studio Mondine

    Escaping Perfectionism with Studio Mondine

    As a self-professed minimalist, Amanda seeks to explore simple yet striking flowers in her work. The Studio Mondine aesthetic can best be described as a negotiation between the wild, overgrown English garden with the intentional, precise Japanese ikebana. Studio Mondine's artful work has been featured in multiple online and printed publications, including Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, The New York Times, In Full Flower, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, and Harper’s Bazaar. 

    • 28 min
    The Importance of Community with Susan Davis

    The Importance of Community with Susan Davis

    Susan’s career in floral design began 30 years ago. She started with a film and television degree that cultivated her love of the arts. After doing set design for QVC, her passion for the creative arts led her into event florals. She is a national speaker/educator and the founder of The Design Sanctuary Workshop. She has trained countless apprentice florists, and many have gone on to start their own shops. Bringing her sense of line, color, and texture to her work, she creates one-of-a-kind experiences for all of her clients. After 30 years, weddings and events still make her heart skip a beat.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Morganssong ,

Perfect floral design podcast!

Great podcast for passing the time at work. Have been waiting for a great floral design podcast to come along & this one is it! Can’t wait for future episodes.

Ogflower ,

Interview with Katie Davis

Thanks so much for the opportunity to hear just a little bit of Katie Davis. I hope that you will have her on again so that she might have more time to speak herself!

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