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The Hotel Florist Podcast

Running a floral business comes with its unique set of challenges. One of which can be securing meetings with key decision-makers, like the General Manager (GM). In this 5-minute podcast episode, I share my insights and strategies on what happens if the GM won’t see you. Episode Highlights: 1. What to Do When You Can’t […]

What Happens if the GM Won’t See You? 

The Hotel Florist Podcast

Hello Flower Friends! In the floral business, many believe giving away free flowers will lead to exposure and future business. However, in this 7-minute podcast episode, I share my perspective on why I don’t agree with giving away free flowers and exactly why this approach might not be as beneficial as it seems. Here’s what […]

Why I Don’t Agree With Giving Away Free Flowers

The Hotel Florist Podcast

If you’ve stumbled across this blog, it might be because you’ve been looking for consistent income as a florist. Maybe you are looking for ways to expand your business, or maybe you’ve heard the term hotel florist and you want to investigate more. I wasn’t always a hotel florist. I started off like many, running […]

What is The Hotel Florist™ & How to Start Working with Hotels

The Hotel Florist Podcast

Even the most successful of entrepreneurs face one thing: rejection.  Maybe you’ve been on the fence about approaching hotels and pitching hospitality accounts but you are afraid of that rejection. You could quite possibly have been in business for a while but still aren’t sure how to deal with that dreaded rejection. This episode will […]

How to Handle Rejection when Pitching to Hospitality Accounts

The Hotel Florist Podcast

Kelly Carlson, went from outside sales which she had been doing for 22 years to opening her own floral business in her garage! She owns Boones Blooms in South Carolina which caters to hospitality businesses, events and subscriptions.  The pandemic shifted a lot of career paths and desires for many people. It allowed us to […]

Leaving a Full-Time Career for a Blooming Business

The Hotel Florist Podcast

The Hotel Florist™ blogs and podcast episodes have a common theme, which is the transformation mentorship brings in life, business and relationships.  Angharad Sage, my mentor, shares her own fears from when she began her own journey in the personal development world. She also shares what happened along the way to becoming a powerhouse in […]

Why mentorship is key to grow your business

The Hotel Florist Podcast

Hi Flower Friend, This season’s episodes have been focused on putting you in the shoes of other florists who have gone and done the damn thing by becoming hotel florists and providing luxury florals for their high end clients. I thought I’d jump into sharing with you on how you can get your foot in […]

The Best Lessons I Have Learned By Taking A Risk

The Hotel Florist Podcast

This is for you if you have been thinking of getting out of the industry that you’re currently in. You are ready to explore different ways that you can create consistent income by creating big, beautiful and artistic floral arrangements – because flowers are your passion. You are going to like this story, as I […]

Outgrown Fashion Expert turns Full Bloom Artist In Residence Florist

The Hotel Florist Podcast

One thing that I’ll always enjoy hearing about is how each florist started their journey and what led them to where they are now in the hospitality floral industry. Every journey is unique as are we all. There is beauty in being able to come from anywhere and do anything – just add flowers. You […]

From Designing In Luxury Yachts To Blooming A Floral Business