If you would like to have your own floral shop in the future, it is important to set up your business plan covering how to make the initial capital for your business, where you should have your shop, what kind of flower business you should focus on AND also how to earn flower arranging skills etc. etc.
Among various factors mentioned above, making money for starting a new business MAY be the most difficult part UNLESS you are financially supported by your parents or investors. Since we are engaged in teaching floral designs, we would like to comment regarding the expenses for earning floral design skills as follows:
Quite frankly speaking we can find lots of florists or floral shop owners who engage in floral business without getting any official floral arrangement education. Namely many people are doing flower business without taking official lessons or without going to any floral design school. As far as the owner of floral shop is very resourceful, skillful and familiar with business, it COULD be possible to run a floral shop to some extent. As a matter of fact, we are sometimes approached by prospective students who are already running a floral shop without having any official flower design educations.
If they run a floral shop without learning floral designs, the operation of such shop cannot but have some kind limitation. Namely as far as they sell cut flowers and only simple designs etc, they MAY have no difficulties. However when it comes to doing event flower decorations such as weddings and funerals or corporate flower arrangements, most of them do have a difficult time because making wedding flower decorations, funeral flower arrangements or corporate floral designs require a higher level of skills and techniques that should be earned by attending lessons of flower designs.
Compared to the amount of various expenses for running a floral shop and also initially required fund for starting up your business, the absolute amount of lesson fees to learn floral designs is relatively low. And once you have earned a decent flower arranging skill, you do not have to continue to pay a running cost. In this sense the fee for taking flower arranging lessons is not so expensive.
If you take a look at the price/cost of wedding flowers, funeral floral decoration or corporate flower arrangements, you can easily find that the unit price of each flower arrangement is so expensive considering the cost of materials such as fresh flowers, floral foams and containers whatsoever. Namely the majority of part consisting of above mentioned floral decorations is filled with labor and design fee.
In other words, if you can design and make flower arrangements yourself, you can make floral decorations at much much lower price than the price offered in the market. If you love flowers and have interest in doing floral business, learning floral designs MAY be the initial step for you to achieve your goal.
Some people start flower design business without having their own floral shop. If they want to focus on event floral decorations, they do not need a flower shop. They can operate home business of flower decorations. One of our graduates engage in offering wedding flower decorations and party flower arrangements by making the best use of her connections in the local community. And she does not operate a flower shop. There are so many ways you can do floral design business with a limited amount of budget.
California Flower Art Academy
is pleased to help you earn practical skills for a variety of floral arrangements. We offer a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS
at affordable prices. For more information about our school or curriculum, feel free to contact email@example.com