Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in floristry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Candice Haynes, owner of Bohotany, located in South London, England, UK.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a studio-based florist using the season to dictate my designs. Learning and aiming to be as eco-conscious as possible.
Tell us about yourself
I went through a hard time not so long ago. Flowers ended up being my coping mechanism and therapy - it kind of spiraled from there, and I had finally stumbled upon "my thing." I love and enjoy what I do. Seeing others' reactions to my work motivates me, and the instant gratification of a finished product also motivates me.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Considering I have only been a florist for a year, I'm proud of all I have achieved. I have worked with some big brands the past year during freelancing. I guess my biggest achievement was the first big wedding that I booked put together last year.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Consistency. I struggle with being consistent on social media, and that is where a lot of my customers come from. Gaining a client base has proven difficult, but it's one of my main objectives to work on this year.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be consistent, Love, and always find joy in what you do and network!
Where can people find you and your business?
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