Some students who are learning floral designs at a floral school do have a very clear goal of opening their own floral shop or taking over a florist or helping the operation of floral shop after earning practical skills of flower arranging. If the foundation of floral shop is not yet done and it is necessary to start from scratch as an entrepreneur, this person is forced to be a multi-talented founder.
When taking over a floral shop that is already established and doing daily business or just helping other person who is already running his/her own floral shop, story is different. Once the operation has cleared the initial hurdle of reaching the BREAK EVEN POINT, the operation of floral business becomes much less difficult compared with the initial ramp up stage.
The reason why the founder of floral shop is required to be a multi-talented is that there are so many things to do as a floral shop owner. During a ramp up stage, in order to minimize the cost of daily operation, floral shop owner must take care of various jobs rather than hiring employees. Namely a founder of floral shop must have a lot of hats in addition to the owner of a business.
He/she must take a role of sales manager, marketing manager, accounting manager, traffic manager as well as a procurement manager and web master as well in addition to floral designer. Only because he/she needs to minimize the budget of operation, the founder must do everything by himself/herself. This kind of situation is quite common when it comes to a start up business in other industries as well. In terms of minimizing the daily operational cost, most businesses that are successful typically start at a garage office/shop.
Take employee for instance, if he/she needs an assistant, it is better to hire part time employee rather than hiring a permanent employee. Only after the business operation reaches a break even point or profitable stage, he/she can hire official employees. That is why the vast majority of entrepreneurs do have a very hard time, which is typical no matter what kind of industry it is.
Even if a founder outsources some of his/her jobs, it is still necessary to manage an outsourcing job. Therefore no matter whether a founder takes his/her own action or not, entrepreneur is required to have various caps to run a floral shop as a founder. People who are planning to have their own floral shop as a founder, it is very important to understand he/she will be having a hard time as mentioned above.
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