Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in floristry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kim Harrison, owner of Lavenders Floristry, located in Newbury, UK.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Floristry - I specialize in seasonal flora workshops. Suitable for beginners, it's fun and a chance to learn a new skill either at a private party or in the workplace as a team. Also, create bespoke wedding bouquets buttonholes.
Tell us about yourself
I have always loved flowers and creating beautiful arrangements and my floristry journey started a long time ago qualifying. It was returning to the Uk after six years living abroad with my family that I decided I wanted to create a floral business where clients could come and create something beautiful and learn something new. This was the start of Lavenders. Last year, I completed a teacher/trainer course to ensure I could deliver my workshops to the best of my ability.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am very proud of Lavenders and how we have grown and my loyal clients. I was delighted to be asked to speak on BBC Radio Berkshire and to create a presentation bouquet for the Duchess of Gloucester.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things is all the work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure my workshops run smoothly. Luckily I have a job I love.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be active posting on social media and ensure you thoroughly research your business plan. Make sure staff that help you are trained.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I am very happy to be contacted to discuss bespoke workshops.
Where can people find you and your business?
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