Can you tell us about your business? What are you doing exactly?
Artiste Floral is a flower couture artisan with a romantic garden style. Our arrangements are prepared by various custom flower design to meet customer request. We can create personal bouquets, vase arrangements, table settings, party and wedding decorations, including terrariums and other artificial decoration.
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How did you come up with your business idea?
It’s all happening so naturally. I always love flowers since I didn’t know when. When my kid turns 1 year old, I quit my job as a brand and marketing professional. My husband was worried that I would not have time to look after our kid and decided to register me for attending a flower design class. I never looked back! Funny thing, I remembered when I was in college, someone asked me “If you can have any job in the world, what would you be?” And I answered “I want to be a floral artist!”.
How did you raise money to fund your business?
I used my savings from my full time job for initial investment. My husband also supported me and provided various tools and equipment; flower showcase, refrigerator, flowers supplies and other things.
What was the biggest challenge with running your business?
Juggling between family and work. However, I have always been grateful and doing my best.
How do you promote your products/services?
Social media has a big part of everybody’s life these days. In addition, meeting new people and developing partnership with the right ones have definitely given great advantages for my business. I am happy to be able to learn something new from them and get inspired by these amazing people – they are my friends.
What advice do you have for someone looking to start their own business?
Choose something that you really love. If you are doing something that you love to do and you are failing a few times, it is more than likely that you will keep going as you do it passionately. I believe you will find your way.