The business of flowers workshop – KZN August 2017
What happens at our business of flowers workshop? What do you learn as a floral designer or floral design/decor business when you attend a workshop? Is it worth the money?
These days it seems everyone is doing workshops – almost like they are the new ‘styled shoot’.
I can’t speak for others, but I know that the few floral design workshops that I have attended have been life-changers and I had great feedback from those who attended this workshop last year, that it was super useful to them (attendees, keep my honest here).
I realised today, that I never blogged about this workshop – I think I was so sick with the flu that when the workshop was done, I just fell into bed for a week.
We covered both business topics and practical flower design with hands-on sessions.
The business topics included Health and Safety – a much overlooked area, but oh so vital to anyone working on site at a hotel, venue, client’s home. And one that could have devastating consequences if not followed.
How to value your business and price correctly was also covered – another vital topic as many floral design businesses are start-ups and the owner/designers are great on the flower side, but have no idea how to price correctly and for profit.
We also learned some valuable insights from one of KZN’s leading photographers, about how to photograph your own work on an SLR or a smart phone.
The practical sessions were such fun and the working with flower glue session in particular resulted in some incredible pieces being made by the attendees. And suspended florals.
We were hosted and fed just fabulously by the wonderful Glynnis, Louis and Gaye at the amazing venue Talloula’s in Botha’s Hill outside of Durban. It was the perfect venue for such an event and their head chef Bheki – delivered the most incredible floral inspired menu’s for the welcome dinner and daily lunches.
It was a delight to meet so many incredible and passional floral designers and business owners and I look forward to the next one.
thank you to everyone who made the workshop a great delight and success
Photographs: Kelly Daniels Photography