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Become a Florist

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to brighten people's lives with flowers. Welcome to the world of floristry!

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There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a florist (floral designer or flower shop owner), you will be surrounded by beauty every day and have a career that is fun and interesting.

You will have a hands-on job that gives you a sense of satisfaction with the results of your work. If you start your own florist business you can enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss.

With the floral industry expected to generate more than $20 billion this year, there are more opportunities for florists than ever before. No matter what the occasion, there are flowers to go with it.

As a florist you will be involved with some of the most significant moments in people's lives. From birthdays to bar mitzvahs to just because, florists help people show they care. As a florist, you will help people:

  • express love with an elegant box of long-stemmed roses for Valentine's Day
  • welcome a new baby into the world with arrangements of delicate pink and blue flowers
  • honor mom with a beautiful bouquet on Mother's Day
  • celebrate a wedding with custom-designed bouquets and other flowers
  • enjoy holiday occasions with items such as poinsettia plants and pine wreaths at Christmas
  • brighten someone's stay in a hospital
  • add the perfect touch to parties and other events
  • remember loved ones with beautiful floral funeral tributes
As long as you have the desire, you can become a florist. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed.

If you would like to get hired as a floral designer or start your own florist business the FabJob Guide to Become a Florist is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in this rewarding career.

Guide author Alisa Gordaneer has worked in the florist business for more than 20 years. With skill and experience in both floral design and running a flower shop, she has contributed her expertise to help other florists achieve greater success by writing for several florist industry magazines. 

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In this guide she shares insider tips and expert advice to help you get started and succeed in floral design and starting a florist business. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a florist, including:

Preparing for Your Florist Career

  • Essential skills for florists and how to develop them
  • Educational programs for florists (no degree or certificate is required)
  • Ways to teach yourself floral design
  • How to quickly get experience through volunteer work or an internship with a florist
  • Information about dozens of the most commonly used flowers, greens and household plants you need to know, with:
    • Descriptions
    • What colors are available
    • Uses 
    • Special instructions for processing
    • Storage requirements
    • Average vase life (how long it should remain fresh)
    • Retail cost 
  • Principles of floral design, including color, shape, and proportion
  • Design styles you need to know (horizontal, landscape, waterfall, etc.)
  • Step-by-step instructions for creating flower arrangements including:
    • vase arrangements
    • hand-held bouquets
    • container arrangements
    • corsages and boutonnieres
    • funeral wreaths
    • basket gardens
    • fruit baskets
    • dressing plants
How to Get Hired as a Florist or Floral Designer
  • Deciding which type of employer is best for you, including:
    • Small flower shops
    • Florist chains
    • Wholesalers
    • Market/grocery stores
  • Types of florist jobs and what they involve
  • Where florist job openings are advertised
  • Sample resume and sample cover letter to apply for a florist job
  • How to create a portfolio or sample floral arrangements to show an employer your skills
  • How to dress and what to do in a job interview for a florist job
How to Start a Flower Shop

This section offers helpful tips and links to free resources to start a florist business.

  • An overview of your options for starting a flower shop: 
    • Buying an existing flower shop (including how to find flower shops for sale)
    • Buying a franchise (includes pros and cons of franchising, plus costs and contact information for leading floral franchises)
    • Opening a new flower shop
  • What to include in a business plan 
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your flower shop
  • A list of tools, equipment and supplies you'll need in your flower shop, and where to get them
  • Setting up your flower shop (including how to create displays to promote sales)
  • How to find and work with growers and wholesalers that can supply you with flowers
  • Managing your flower shop
    • Setting your prices 
    • Hiring employees
    • How to organize the day's orders
    • What to do when a shipment of flowers arrives
    • Options for delivering flowers to customers

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  • Marketing your business and getting customers, including:
    • Walk-in customers
    • Phone and online customers
    • Corporations
    • Government
    • Hospitals
    • Hotels and restaurants
    • Funeral homes
  • Wire services that can give you orders from customers outside of your city, state or country
  • Working with customers
    • How to increase sales by greeting customers the right way
    • How to consult with clients who need flowers for an event
    • Refunds and how to avoid them
    • Ways to keep customers coming back
PLUS, you will discover:
  • A special section on how to help couples choose wedding flowers to suit their style and budget 
  • The best resources (including florist industry publications and professional associations)
  • How to get accredited as a professional florist
  • Samples of what you need to launch your florist career, including:
    • Sample list of questions to determine a customer's needs
    • Sample list of questions to ask when consulting about a client's floral needs for an event
    • Sample telephone sales checklist
    • Sample wedding flower order form and instruction sheet
    • Sample proposal to provide flowers for a hotel or other corporate client 
    • Sample contract (service agreement)
    • Sample customer invoice
    • Sample price list
  • And more! (including free updates)
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You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about opening a flower shop. The FabJob Guide to Become a Florist contains some of the best business and career advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to get hired as a floral designer or start your own flower shop. 

This guide has been selling for up to $44.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Thursday, November 27, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your first day on the job. And with this guide you can get hired or start a flower shop much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a florist and start your own flower shop.

Don't miss the opportunity to have the career of your dreams. If you are undecided, take advantage of our guarantee. Buy it, read it, and if you are not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

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"Nothing is as satisfying as the smile on someone's face when they see the flowers you've arranged for them."
 - Alisa Gordaneer,
Florist and Author

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