Author: Jane DeMarco

Kelly Cuadra — New Seasons Market; Portland, Ore.

Kelly Cuadra, the floral manager at New Seasons Market’s Williams store in Portland, Ore., has done it all: She started in a traditional flower shop, then moved on to a large event design company, and now she works in a supermarket floral department – which she loves! This is the story of her floral journey. Read more […]

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Buying a Floral Business

What a story! Knowing nothing about flowers or the flower business, Janine and Francis Reynolds abandoned established careers in other fields to buy a flower shop less than two years ago. Check out how and why they did it and how they’re utilizing their expertise gained from other types of businesses to make the shop they bought an even greater success. [Read more …]

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After graduating from the Maureen Sullivan Floral Design School in Vancouver, I went in search of work. It wasn’t easy for someone very young and with no experience. I worked at a couple of florist stores and then landed a job as lead designer at a small shop, still barely making minimum wage.

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