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Are you ready to grow your floral business not only in profits but in creativity and fulfillment? Listen as Jeni Becht a wedding and event designer of over 25 years shares all the juicy details of growing and evolving her floral business into one of passion, purpose, and financial freedom. She shares all the secrets with actionable tips and strategies so you can wake up inspired and on a path to profitability while feeling lighter and more aligned in work and life. Join Jeni in building your business while ditching the overwhelm, avoiding burnout, and feeling fulfilled in work and life.

The Floral Hustle Jeni Becht

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Are you ready to grow your floral business not only in profits but in creativity and fulfillment? Listen as Jeni Becht a wedding and event designer of over 25 years shares all the juicy details of growing and evolving her floral business into one of passion, purpose, and financial freedom. She shares all the secrets with actionable tips and strategies so you can wake up inspired and on a path to profitability while feeling lighter and more aligned in work and life. Join Jeni in building your business while ditching the overwhelm, avoiding burnout, and feeling fulfilled in work and life.

    Curious about using AI in your floral business? Listen here!

    Curious about using AI in your floral business? Listen here!

    Episode Highlights:
    Introduction to AI in Floristry: Jen introduces the topic of AI and its potential to revolutionize floral businesses.ChatGPT Versions and Functionality: Explanation of the free and paid versions of ChatGPT and the benefits of using the paid version for more up-to-date data sets.Practical Uses of ChatGPT in a Floral Business: Using ChatGPT for writing Instagram captions, client emails, website copy, and other communications.Using ChatGPT for Social Media Content Creation: How to use images with ChatGPT to create Instagram captions and generate relevant hashtags.Generating Content Ideas with ChatGPT: Brainstorming post ideas and content topics for florists and wedding/event businesses.Streamlining Client Communication: Tips on using ChatGPT to respond to challenging client inquiries and maintain a positive tone.Efficiency and Productivity with AI: Importance of batching content to save time and using ChatGPT for writing professional, emotionally neutral emails.Setting Boundaries and Managing Client Expectations: Jen shares a personal story about setting business boundaries and using ChatGPT to communicate them effectively.Conclusion: Maximizing ROI with AI: Final thoughts on how AI can free up time for more impactful business activities and encouragement to embrace AI tools for business growth and efficiency.SEO Tips for Florists:
    Discover how AI can streamline your floral business operations.Learn to use ChatGPT for creating engaging social media content.Improve client communications with AI-generated responses.Save time and focus on high-ROI activities with AI tools.Links & Resources:
    Try ChatGPT - Explore the AI tool Jen recommends.Floral Hustle Instagram - Follow us for more tips and insights.Join Our Newsletter - Stay updated with the latest episodes and floral business strategies.Call to Action: Don’t forget to subscribe to the Floral Hustle podcast and leave a review if you found this episode helpful. Share your experiences using AI in your floral business on our Instagram page!

    [00:00:00] Introduction to AI in Floristry
    Introduction to the topic of AI and its potential in the floral business.[00:00:46] ChatGPT Versions and Functionality
    Explanation of the free and paid versions of ChatGPT and their benefits.[00:01:27] Practical Uses of ChatGPT in a Floral Business
    Examples of using ChatGPT for writing Instagram captions, client emails, and website copy.[00:02:15] Using ChatGPT for Social Media Content Creation
    How to use images with ChatGPT for creating Instagram captions and generating hashtags.[00:03:17] Generating Content Ideas with ChatGPT
    Brainstorming post ideas and content topics for florists and wedding/event businesses.[00:04:16] Streamlining Client Communication
    Using ChatGPT to handle difficult client emails and maintaining professionalism.[00:06:35] Efficiency and Productivity with AI
    Importance of batching content and using ChatGPT to write emotionally neutral emails.[00:10:03] Setting Boundaries and Managing Client Expectations
    Personal story on setting business boundaries and using ChatGPT for effective communication.[00:10:41] Conclusion: Maximizing ROI with AI
    Encouragement to use AI tools for business growth and efficiency.

    • 12 min
    How to attract and build deeper relationships with wedding planners

    How to attract and build deeper relationships with wedding planners

    Welcome to the Floral Hustle podcast! In this episode, your host Jen dives into strategies for attracting more wedding clients and maximizing your marketing investments. Listen in as Jen shares valuable insights from her Florist Foundations course, discussing why traditional wedding fairs might not be the best investment and how to effectively reach your ideal clients through strategic partnerships.
    Episode Highlights:
    Marketing Investments: Discover why investing your marketing dollars wisely can yield better results than traditional wedding fairs. Jen explains the importance of targeting venues and planners who are already in front of your ideal clients.Preferred Vendor Strategy: Learn how participating as a preferred vendor at venues can position you as an expert and attract clients who value your expertise and experience.Wedding Planner Relationships: Jen shares her top tips for building relationships with wedding planners, including:Interacting with planners on social media.Sending personalized messages and direct interactions.Utilizing snail mail for a unique and memorable touch.Hosting virtual coffee meetings to build rapport.Marketing Materials: Tips for creating impactful marketing materials like postcards and gift boxes to send to potential wedding planner partners.Styled Shoots: Understand the benefits of collaborating on styled shoots with planners to showcase your work and build relationships.Planner Patrol: Learn how to keep track of potential planners to collaborate with by organizing and saving their profiles for future outreach.Professionalism and Follow-Up: Emphasize the importance of professionalism in all interactions and follow-up communications to build long-term relationships with planners.Key Takeaways:
    Strategic marketing investments can lead to higher-quality leads and clients who value your services.Building relationships with wedding planners can significantly impact your business by connecting you with clients who have larger budgets and a greater appreciation for floral design.Consistent, meaningful interactions and thoughtful follow-ups are crucial for establishing and maintaining professional relationships.Thank you for tuning in to the Floral Hustle podcast! We hope these tips help you attract more wedding clients and grow your floral business. Have an amazing, flower-filled weekend!

    • 15 min
    How to be consistent AF in your business

    How to be consistent AF in your business

    Welcome, flower friends, to another minisode of the Floral Hustle podcast with your host, Jen! 🌸 In this episode, Jen dives into the vital importance of consistency in both your floral business and personal life. From planning your week to tracking your progress, discover actionable tips and strategies to help you stay consistent and achieve your goals. Whether you're a seasoned florist or just starting out, these insights are designed to help you grow your business and find success.
    Episode Highlights:
    Introduction: Jen discusses the crucial role of consistency in achieving success in your floral business and personal life. (00:00:02)Consistency in Daily Life: How consistency has helped Jen with her daughter’s development and personal affirmations. (00:01:08)Sunday Night Prep: Jen's weekly routine to plan and organize her week, ensuring a smooth and productive schedule. (00:02:07)Measuring Progress: The importance of tracking your efforts and results to stay motivated and see your growth. (00:06:10)Chipping Away at Tasks: Breaking down large projects into manageable tasks using tools like Trello for consistent progress. (00:08:02)Keeping Promises to Yourself: How maintaining commitments to yourself boosts your confidence and drives success. (00:10:37)Motivation and Mindset: Tips on how to push through challenges and keep moving towards your goals. (00:11:37)Key Takeaways:
    Plan Your Week: Utilize a weekly prep routine to organize your tasks and ensure consistency.Track Your Progress: Create dashboards or scorecards to measure your social media, website metrics, and business growth.Break Down Projects: Use project management tools like Trello to divide large projects into smaller, manageable tasks.Keep Promises to Yourself: Building self-trust by honoring commitments you make to yourself.Stay Motivated: Embrace a growth mindset and push through challenges with determination.Resources Mentioned:
    Trello Episode: Learn more about how to use Trello for project management in our dedicated episode.Evernote App: Organize your thoughts and tasks with this handy app.Connect with Us:
    Instagram: Follow us for more tips and inspiration @‌FloralHustlePodcast

    • 14 min
    Mastering Difficult Conversations with Clients

    Mastering Difficult Conversations with Clients

    Welcome to another episode of the Floral Hustle Podcast! This episode delves into the sometimes-dreaded aspect of floral business management—having difficult conversations with clients. Whether you're dealing with unappealing aesthetic requests or handling clients with unrealistic budget expectations, Jen shares invaluable insights and practical advice to navigate these challenges smoothly.
    Key Highlights from This Episode:
    Declining Clients Tactfully: Learn how to say no to potential clients in a manner that is both professional and kind, avoiding potential backlash and maintaining your brand’s positive reputation.Handling Mismatched Aesthetics: Discover strategies for communicating with clients whose vision doesn’t align with your floral design style without diminishing their ideas.Addressing Budget Constraints: Gain tips on how to discuss budget limitations with clients, ensuring they understand the constraints and compromises involved without feeling dismissed.Navigating Family Pressures in Cultural Weddings: Hear about Jen’s personal experiences with cultural wedding pressures and learn strategies to assert your professional boundaries.Managing Low Budget Requests: Find out how to manage expectations for clients with limited budgets who desire extensive floral arrangements, including practical advice on steering them towards more realistic options.Utilizing Tools like ChatGPT: Jen discusses how leveraging AI tools like ChatGPT can aid in crafting well-worded responses to tricky situations, saving time and reducing stress.Live Coaching Series - Business Breakthroughs: Learn about the new series where Jen offers live coaching to help florists tackle their business challenges, providing real-time solutions and advice.Invitation to Listeners: If you're facing difficult conversations in your floral business or need help navigating business challenges, Jen invites you to join the Business Breakthroughs series. Apply through the link in the show notes for a chance to receive live coaching on the podcast!
    Final Thoughts: Jen wraps up the episode by encouraging all floral business owners to approach difficult conversations with confidence and tact. Remember, every challenging interaction is an opportunity to refine your communication skills and strengthen your business.
    Stay Flower-Powered! Thank you for tuning in. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes aimed at helping you thrive in the floral industry. Have a flower-filled day!
    Subscribe to the Floral Hustle Podcast for more tips on growing your florist business, and don’t miss out on the opportunity for live coaching by applying through the show notes link.

    • 20 min
    Mother's Day Debrief: Essentials for Every Florist's Success

    Mother's Day Debrief: Essentials for Every Florist's Success

    Episode Overview: In this episode of the Floral Hustle Podcast, Jeni discusses the importance of assessing the success of major floral holidays like Mother's Day to prepare for future events. She emphasizes the need for florists to evaluate what worked, what didn’t, and how to effectively document and utilize this data to enhance business strategies.
    What You’ll Learn:
    Assessment Techniques: Strategies to gauge and measure the success of holiday sales and promotions.Documentation Importance: The significance of documenting every detail from holiday sales to better prepare for future events.Analytical Tools: How to use your website analytics and sales data to make informed decisions.Feedback Utilization: The role of continuous feedback in refining offerings and improving customer satisfaction.Planning Ahead: Tips on using past data to forecast and strategize for upcoming holidays.Key Moments:
    00:00: Introduction to post-holiday business assessment01:32: Overview of the holiday wrap-up guide available at http://thefloralhustle.com/holiday03:35: Real-life experiences and insights on how specific products performed during Mother's Day05:47: The pitfalls of not documenting business activities and the advantages of having a structured plan07:01: The importance of web analytics in evaluating marketing effectiveness08:10: Strategies to increase web traffic and sales through targeted online advertising09:01: The benefits of immediate post-event analysis to capture accurate insights10:08: Encouraging feedback from team members to improve future holiday preparationsResources Mentioned:
    Holiday Wrap-Up Guide - A comprehensive resource to help florists analyze and plan their holiday strategies.Call to Action: Download the free Holiday Wrap-Up Guide from http://thefloralhustle.com to start setting up your next holiday for success. Let Jeni help you transform your floral business insights into actionable strategies.
    Closing: Thank you for tuning in to the Floral Hustle Podcast. Remember to follow us for more insights on growing your floral business effectively. Have an amazing flower-filled day!

    • 12 min
    How to understand if your marketing is working for you!

    How to understand if your marketing is working for you!

    Welcome to another insightful episode of the Floral Hustle Podcast with your host, Jeni. This episode is a treasure trove for florists aiming to refine their marketing strategies and see tangible results. Whether you're a seasoned florist or just starting out, understanding the nuances of digital marketing is crucial to your business growth. Dive in as Jeni shares her firsthand experiences and practical tips to enhance your marketing effectiveness.
    What You'll Learn:
    Analyzing Marketing Effectiveness:Importance of tracking and analyzing website analytics.How to assess the value of different marketing channels including bridal associations, directories, and digital ads.Website Analytics Deep Dive:Understanding key metrics like impressions, click-through rates, and conversion metrics.How to interpret and use data from tools like Google Analytics and Wix reporting.Social Media Strategies:The significance of consistent posting and audience engagement on platforms like Instagram.Tips for increasing reach and following, and the patience required to see results.The Role of Networking in Marketing:Personal stories of how networking has directly impacted business growth.Strategies for making the most out of networking events and collaborations with wedding professionals.Real-world Applications and Results:Case studies from Jeni’s own experiences with different marketing strategies.Discussion on the effectiveness of paid directories and ads in the floral industry.Episode Highlights:
    Jeni's Marketing Review: Learn how Jeni evaluated her participation in a local bridal association and the insights gained from website traffic analysis.Marketing Metrics Explained: A breakdown of essential marketing metrics that every florist should monitor.Long-term Social Media Impact: Insights into the gradual yet impactful results of consistent social media marketing.Effective Networking Techniques: How unplanned networking opportunities can lead to significant business advancements.Don't miss out on these valuable insights that can transform your floral business. Tune in now to start mastering the art of marketing in the floral industry. Whether you’re refining your digital presence or strengthening your networking skills, this episode is your guide to more effective marketing and sustainable business growth.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Monkey4345 ,

Great Podcast

This is such an informative podcast filled with actionable info to help me run my floral business in a more efficient manner. I have implemented several of her strategies- love :)

ecofriendlyflo ,

Good but there’s lots of room for improvement

Staring with the good thing about this podcast
1. It goes in depth about the business part of the floral industry.
2. It’s informative for beginners, it tells you a lot about pricing, marketing and strategy.
3. She doesn’t try to force you or constantly advertise her course which I love.

The bad part is
1. It’s literally only about the business side. It doesn’t have any variety, I’d like to see some interviews, talking about actual flowers, care and recipes, flowers to avoid, mechanics etc.
2. It is too short, 15 minutes episodes aren’t enough. Other podcasts have 30+ minutes.
3. New intro is too long.
4. It gets repetitive and almost sounds like a pastor preaching at some point and lacks substance. After listening to episodes back to back, it’s just recycled information.

Zuzieque ,

Love

Love this podcast so much! So full of useful information and encouragement, I couldn’t stop listening!

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