From student to student, the purpose for learning floral arrangement is different. The majority of students want to learn for hobby. However we often find people who have a clear goal of engaging in floral design industry. This kind of students want to have their own floral shop or plan to offer wedding flower decorating services in the future. We are willing to help no matter what kind of purpose they have, hobby or business.
However if you would like to learn flower arrangements for engaging in floral business, it is necessary to understand following facts:
A. Behind being successful in floral business, they must be working very hard (This can be said not only for floral business but also for any kind of business).
B. The job as a floral designer, flower decorating service provider OR floral shop owner look beautiful and many people like it. However in order to run their own business, they must do other jobs than designing flowers, such as inventory control, muscle work (for carrying heavy materials), time constraint deriving from same day
delivery and perishable merchandise AND cash flower management whatsoever.
C. It takes lots of time to make the business BREAK EVEN. Unless you have a very strong financial background, most of entrepreneurs have a hard time until they can make profit.
If you are business savvy or have plenty of experiences in operating a business yourself, you MAY have a better chance of being successful. However it is obvious that people who are not familiar with business operation will be obliged to make tremendous efforts until such business runs smoothly with reasonable profit.
Considering above mentioned factors, we can say that as far as you enjoy floral arrangements for hobby, you are free from pressure and stress. Working on fresh flower arrangements as a hobby can definitely offers you priceless comfort AND during the time you are devoted to this profound art, you can forget all bad things you don't like.
Among people who already learned at California Flower Art Academy
, we find many graduates who are actively working on floral arrangements as a business owner such as a florist, floral designer and flower arrangement instructor (teaching European floral design: Not Japanese Ikebana). At the same time we find such people have been overcoming a lot of difficulties by making tremendous efforts for continuing the operation.
It is fully up to you for what kind of purpose you want to learn floral arrangements. However the bottom line is that the most ideal way of enjoying floral art is working on it strictly as a hobby.