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JOB / BUSINESS IDEA / CAREER PATH IDEAINDUSTRYTHIS IDEA EXCITES ME BECAUSE…POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES INCLUDE…SKILLS I ALREADY HAVE THAT COULD BE UTILIZED IN THIS JOB/INDUSTRY:SKILLS I'D NEED TO LEARN TO BE SUCCESSFUL:THE GAPS: WHAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS TYPE OF WORK/JOB/INDUSTRY:THINGS I NEED TO RESEARCH:PEOPLE I COULD TALK TO TO LEARN MORE:OTHER NOTES:
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Floral designerFloral/events/maybe wedding?I've always been passionate about flowers and truly love arranging them for friends and family. Let's me be creative and work with beautiful things!Would likely work weekends all the time, and margins are really slim -- not sure how to make a profitable biz? Also worry that what is an enjoyable hobby would not be a fun everyday job -- would take joy out of it?Understand general accounting principles; current job gives me access to lots of event planner contacts to network; could promote biz on Instagram with photography skills.Understanding the flower sourcing/growers business; how to reduce costs; figuring out schedulingWhat equipment is needed? Do you need a studio space to work effectively?How local shops source their product and if they outsource things like delivery/install. Learn more about wholesale market downtown—visit next weekend?Ask friends who they used for wedding flowers and reach out to those contacts to learn more; ask floral designers I follow on Instagram how they grew biz Talked with corner flower shop; think I can rule out running a retail floral business—profit margins too slim to be realistic over next few years.
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