A decade ago, there was a single flower shop in Cincinnati.
The owners were passionate about the business, and wanted to create a positive image for the industry.
Now, there are dozens of flower shops across the city, many catering to different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
With so many new businesses opening up, we’re asked to reflect back on the past to try and find out why people started here.
Cincinnati flower shop owners celebrate with the opening of the Flower Shop at the Bistro in downtown Cincinnati.
What was once just a single shop is now a thriving business that offers flowers, home décor, home-made gifts, and much more.
But what makes a good flower shop?
Are they welcoming to the newcomer?
Are the staff knowledgeable about the flowers they sell?
Are there a few flowers you could try out, or perhaps even bring home?
Here are some of the questions we asked the owner of Flower Shop, who’s also a business owner herself.
How do you find the right flowers for a client?
What are some tips for making the right selection?
What kinds of floral supplies are available at a shop?
Where are the best places to find flowers in Cincinnati?
What are the most popular floral shop types?
What’s the best place to buy your floral supplies?
What’s the most commonly asked question?
What flowers do you have to stock?
How long does it take to grow a bouquet?
How do you handle the stress of making a new bouquet in your flower shop environment?
What kind of flowers are the freshest to sell?
What kind of floral products do you recommend?
What do you want customers to know about the shop?
Do you offer any tips for new flower owners or new shop owners?
Are there any special flower displays you’d like to add to your store?
We’ve asked our staff for tips on what to do when it comes to finding the perfect flowers for your client.
How do they think you should present flowers?
What is the best way to handle the weather?
Is there a special display or flower display that’s appropriate for a particular season?
Is your shop a safe place to be in?
How can you offer flowers to children?
What should you do to ensure your flowers are safe for your customers?
How will you make sure your staff is happy?
What kinds of flowers do the shop sell?
Do you offer flower baskets?
What types of floral materials do you use?
What products are available for sale?
What type of flower should you buy for your clients?
Are you able to give them a bouquets?
Can you recommend a suitable flower?
What happens if you have questions about your flower, or if you’d love to ask another flower shop owner about her or his shop?