License & permit required for doing floral business
These photos show floral arrangements designed and made by our students under the directions of our instructors during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. Our school trains students by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lesson) so that they can earn practical skills for making designs like the one shown in this page. As far as they diligently follow the instructions of our instructor and make reasonable practice at home, it is no big deal for them to earn a decent floral design skill.
If you plan to do a floral business, following license/permit is needed:
A. Business license: Regardless of type of business, it is mandatory to get a business license. You might think about running your own floral shop, offering a event floral decorations such as weddings, funerals and party arrangements OR teaching floral arrangements etc. As far as you get profit the operation, you need to start a business after getting a business license no matter what kind of business you do. It is easy to get it from the city where your business will be located.
B. Seller's Permit: If you sell any merchandise to your customers at a shop or class, you need to collect sales tax from your customers (usually end users). After collecting sales tax, you need to pay to the county by way of filing a sales tax return. If you submit seller's permit to a flower market (or any other market/shop from where you need to procure goods for resale), you can buy goods at a wholesale price (which is much lower than the price individual consumer buys from a regular retailer/floral shop). Seller's permit can be easily obtained from the county where your business is located.
REMARKS: Above information is based on our best knowledge, experience and belief. Therefore if you need official information we recommend you to visit the website of each authority on the internet.
As far as the skill, knowledge and secret regarding flower arrangements, California Flower Art Academy can teach you how to do and what to do. For all other information pertaining to business know-how and trade secrets, we recommend you to learn by yourself or get information on the internet OR join a class for floral business.
Since 1990 we have been engaged in teaching various types of flower designs (European arrangement and Japanese Ikebana) in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). If you are interested in learning floral designs for hobby or for business, we can help you earn practical skills.
From our Wide Range of Programs you can choose your favorite course depending on your taste, budget and purpose for learning floral designs. If you have no previous experience in floral arrangement, we recommend you to join following programs:
California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a wide range of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). We offer hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) which greatly help entry level students easily and quickly earn a decent level of skills. If you are looking for a reliable floral arrangement instructors or floral design school offering quality classes with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy ? We help you make a difference in floral art.