Sometimes our school is asked by prospective students "Is it mandatory to learn at a floral design school in order to be a florist ?". Our answer is "No". Quite frankly speaking we find many florists who have never got any official training for making floral arrangements or floral designs. In order to run a floral shop that sells only cut flowers and simple floral designs, getting education of floral designs is not very important. It is more important to have a good sense of business rather than having a good flower design skills in order to run a floral shop. For making your floral shop business successful, learning how to take care of customers, how to deliver merchandise, how to manage cash flow and inventory, how to make advertisement for selling goods and enhancing the visibility of your shop. In order to become familiar with these things, one of effective ways is to get OJT (on the job training) by working at a floral shop.
Legally speaking in order to run a floral shop in California, only mandatory requirement is to get a business license and seller's permit (resale license). However if they would like to offer wedding and floral decorating services and want to beat competitors, it is necessary to make a difference by earning a high level of floral arranging skills.
If you take a look at the designs and arrangements displayed on ONLINE FLORAL SHOPs, you seldom find highly sophisticated floral designs like the ones we introduce in the Galleries of this website
. This means it is not mandatory to earn a high level of flower arranging skills for running a floral shop UNLESS they want to engage in the high end market such as corporate floral arrangement, wedding and funeral floral decorations whatsoever.
California Flower Art Academy
focuses on elegant and sophisticated European flower arrangements as well as Japanese Ikebana arts. Therefore what our school offers must be highly evaluated by people who love high end and high quality flower arrangements. If you are looking for a floral design instructor or flower arrangement school in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose), your search is over.
We are more than happy to train you so you will be a professional floral designer.
California Flower Art Academy offers a Wide Range of Programs
in order to satisfy various requirements from our students. If you have no previous experience and want to learn floral arrangement, why not join under mentioned programs ?
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