Augmentation Of Florists Jobs

The flower sellers, popularly known as florists, have immense amount of obligations to perform. They have to grow plants, create eminent designer floral displays do the marketing of flowers to attract the customers and making fast yet consistent conveyance to them. To become a florist or get a job at the floral field, one has to opt for horticultural degree programs so that ample amount of education is gained about the flowers and flower industry. There are short term courses which provide the additional skills apart from knowledge. The aspiring florists come from high school levels and get their skills sharpened during the process of on-the-job training.

A florist in London has to deliver and sell plants and flowers to customers and individual units just like other florists residing in the parts of the world. These florists have to the flowers and plants that they also are bound to sell; it would make them more knowledgeable about how to raise the specific species and how to sell it. The activities like unloading the manure, transferring the half grown plants to flower pots for better nutrition, to take seeds and materials from the truck suppliers are some of the quintessential duties that a florist has to perform.

At some floral shops the jobs are divided. Workers are made to grow certain species of plants. Another group is assigned with watering the plants and keeping an eye on its nutrition base. Other individuals might have been allotted to check as to when these flowers are ready to sell. The people who work as florists in shops must have ample amount of knowledge regarding this area, sometimes even more then the people handling the flower business.

These workers aspire to be a successful florist some day. So for that they take formal training classes to educate themselves more. According to the bureau of labor statistics in U.S.A, in the year 2010 about thirty-one percent of the people were happily self -employed as florists. It is a hypothetical thought that, people who adore flowers and make a career out of it tend to care more about natural elements. Which does not mean others do not care, but loving flowers is really a kind and beautiful thing. Some do it for happiness and passion some dedicate their whole life to it.

The duties of a florist includes the following tasks-

  • They have to protect, sell and make the flower arrangements in an attractive manner, same goes for the gift-ware items.

  • Creating eye catching designs for selling the flowers at a large market base.

  • To order sufficient amount of flower supply, from the whole seller.

  • Taking care of the flowers, so they remain live and fresh by watering and nurturing their roots.

  • Creating enticing displays of flowers at the outer and the inner areas of the store.

  • They have to take orders on line and on phone, and have to understand the exactness of the customer’s demand.

  • They have to help the customers to choose the flowers and pack them with ribbons and decorative stuff as per the customer’s wish.

  • They make communications to wedding planners, the entertainment industry, and other business people. Reason being, flowers are universally used, so anyone can come right up and demand the stuff from them. This profession of a florist needs you to be every ready for customer services.

The florist designers have a vast job of furnishing the banquets of flowers in various occasions, like wedding, birthdays, at the church, at the funeral. The ones who are into this job must know which flowers to use when and where. They know about the seasonal ones and how they will remain fresh. They might have to travel from one place to another, like the florist in London has to go to a different place for deliveries. These florists are careful about how the flowers would react to humidity, to cold weather, or the hot areas. Nowadays people go for flower arrangements specifically made by the designers rather than established series of banquets or displays. Reason being, they can instruct the concerned person about how they want the designs to be. It would add a tinge of a personal flavor of the customer.

Once again, we have to stress upon the fact that the people who are into this business have to be well acknowledged to the flower patterns. Their condition subjected to whether and the designs used in various occasions like contacts with wedding professionals and other event managements. The managers have to make precise contracts with floral suppliers filling the stores with adequate plants, soling material and seeds.

If you are opting for a flower delivery boy, then you need not have the degree of horticulture. They are known as the drivers who are paid along with salary some amount of tips, either by the florists or the customer. They are given a driving license and a vehicle for delivery.

BDC Small Business Week 2013 is Oct. 20-26

According to research done by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 99.8% of all Canadian companies are small and medium-sized businesses! Wow…

BDC Small Business WeekT official badge

When you think about it Florists are the ultimate small business! Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Delivery, Technology, Marketing, Advertising all under the direction of the florist owner.  Very few businesses can match that. It’s a complex operation and you’re often dealing with many unknowns and unforeseen circumstances (incorrect delivery address, recipient not home, wrong order processed, credit card fraud, etc). It takes a lot of effort to get it done right and make everyone happy.

It’s no wonder that 97% of Canadians buy local to support the local economy. Even tough the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn about products/services and go about acquiring them, people are still preferring to deal with someone local. Someone who will better listen to them and serve them. They feel more secure in having a local florist handle such a delicate thing as a flower delivery! It goes out to show you that nothing beats a human touch.

A florist with a human touch!
52 Years in BusinessBrant Florist is a small business originally established in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Since 1977 the shop has been owned and operated by The Bolt family: Doyle, Tim, Elaine and Ken. By following the Golden Rule (treat every customer the way you would like to be treated) they’ve managed to win many awards and build a successful business. The endless list of positive reviews from their happy clients speak for themselves.

The shop has been processing internet orders since 1996 with a computerized network to manage and record all orders. Even tough there are plenty of florists out there, many of which sell flowers online just like Brant Florist – the amount of care and attention that The Bolt family puts into their orders are seldom matched.

To our clients – THANK YOU!

Join us as we celebrate Small Business Week 2013 and please continue to support your local businesses. It’s greatly appreciated. You can follow the official hashtag #SBW2013

History of BDC Small Business Week™
Since 1979 BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) has been organizing and celebrating the Small Business Week™, an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada. Each year tens of thousands of small and medium sized business owners get together to share their experiences, learn new things and network. Use this interactive map to find out what’s happening near you.

We got all the Flowers to Make Someone Smile

Good Morning Everyone, we got some very exciting news to share..

Teleflora's Make Someone Smile® Week, July 21 - 27, 2013

“Teleflora, the world’s leading flower delivery service, offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral arrangements, announced [earlier this month] its plans for Make Someone Smile® Week, the floral industry’s leading benevolent program running from Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27. Teleflora member florists and community volunteers will be out in their neighborhoods in droves delivering Be Happy® Bouquets to those in need of smiles – such as hospital patients, senior citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living homes, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels programs.”

You don’t have to be a florist to participate in this benevolent event! You too can bring a little sunshine into someone’s life, just visit your favorite florist and send some “happy flowers” to someone who you think needs them :)

Teleflora's Be Happy Smile Mug Bouquet

Teleflora’s Be Happy Smile Mug Bouquet

For the skeptics, we’ve found an interesting article that support the notion that flowers actually do induce real positive emotions in people. Why wouldn’t they.

Being a Teleflora affiliated florist, we carry many of their floral designs. You can browse through our online store in search of Teleflora’s sunny, cheerful, happy flower arrangements and bouquets – guaranteed to bring out smiles in anyone. Imagine the moment when someone you care about, receives a Be Happy Bouquet, professionally arranged and delivered by a local florist. It will make them so happy.Their smile will in turn make other’s smile… contagious!

Remember, when times get hard, it’s memories like these that we all reflect on and cherish, helping us get through the day. It’s a pleasant feeling knowing that someone out there thinks and cares about you.

Summertime Flowers…Fabulous Outdoors and Indoors!

Photo of Sunshine Planter Plants Flower

Sunshine Planter Plants Flower Accent Color Choice

There’s no mistaking it, summertime brings an array of spectacular flowers and foliage that other seasons just can’t deliver on. Peek into your garden or that of a neighbor’s and you‘re likely to find the likes of allium, astilbe and gorgeous hosta plants! Take in the beauty of soft lambs ear, mint, dahlias, gladiolus and snapdragons too! And these are only a handful of the beautiful summer flowers and plants that may be gracing your garden during the summer months! With your outdoor spaces looking so good why not make a statement indoors too with fresh cut summer flowers?

It’s easy to transport the beauty of summer blooms indoors when you can clip a few stems from your own garden but not everyone is so lucky! If you fall into the latter category Brant Florist has you covered this summer. Simply call or visit the shop and we’ll quickly help you get your fix of summer flowers for your home. Pick up a bouquet of our summer fresh flowers and plunk them into your own vase when you get home. Taa-daa, you have a little bit of summer sunshine indoors.

Photo of Garden Parade in Vase

Garden Parade in Vase by Teleflora

If you’re thinking only a custom flower arrangement will do to compliment the spread you’ll prepare for a summer barbecue party we’ll be happy to design an arrangement that says, “Easy breezy summertime fun!” Or perhaps you have dear friends or relatives celebrating a summer birthday, engagement or milestone anniversary? Nothing says congratulations like an unexpected arrangement of beautiful flowers delivered right to their doorstep! One thing is for sure, summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of flowers indoors. Whether the flowers are for your own home or as a gift for someone special this summer we’re her to help you!