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Team Flower Podcast Interview-Marketing Yourself as a Floral Designer!

Last year, I was honored to be interviewed over on the Team Flower podcast, talking about one of my favorite business topics- marketing yourself as a floral designer! I share all about my beginnings in the business, as well as how my background in teaching gave me some transferrable skills that I still utilize today! I join Kelly, the host of the podcast and the leader of Team Flower, to discuss some of the biggest fears and obstacles of starting a wedding floral design business, and I share some applicable tips on how to combat these fears. We also chat about trying to alleviate stress within our lives with flowers and to set yourself up for success, both on the business front and the personal side! We talked about how to market yourself when you are just beginning a floral design business, as well as how I grew my business.

Tune in here!

Did you listen and have questions? I would be happy to answer them! Send me an email at courtney@courtneyinghram.com

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The Wedding Florist Booking Process- What You Should Know

I recently did an Instagram story series on the topic of booking your wedding florist, and I was BLOWN AWAY by all the responses I got from brides and fellow wedding vendors that tuned in! Since Instagram stories expire, I thought I should share my thoughts in a more "permanent" way by blogging about my own booking process process and I would love to hear others feedback as well!

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Turning Your Creative Business Into Your Full-Time Job!

For some creative entrepreneurs, the ultimate dream is to be able to take their creative business full-time! This isn't to say that all creative entrepreneurs dream of taking their gig full-time; in fact some creatives enjoy being able to work on their terms, and having a full-time job to support their creative dreams! However, others dream of being able to leave their full-time job and becoming their own boss! Leaving your steady paycheck and 9 to 5 job behind, can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and as someone who has gone through that, I love to share how to make the process easier! So, here are my top 5 tips on how to turn your creative business into your full-time gig!

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5 Tips on Creating Balance and Time for Rest During a Busy Season!

This post is totally for my creative business owner friends! I don't know about you, but this season has felt so busy lately! I feel like I have been working non-stop, and as much as I completely love my job, I know deep down that I definitely need some rest and relaxation too, so I can recharge! I know I can't be the only one who feels stretched thin in this busy time, so I wanted to share a few things that are keeping me afloat lately! Here are some ideas on how to create some balance between work life and personal life and finding time to rest! 

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How to Create a Positive Client Experience from the Initial Inquiry!

Booking weddings can be a challenge for any up-and-coming wedding vendor who is passionate about working with couples and making their day beautiful. There are SO many ways to find couples who are a perfect fit for your services, but once you find them, how do you book their wedding?! There are several different philosophies around this question, but I truly believe that providing an unparalleled level of customer service and care is the best way to book clients and find new ones too! Creating a positive experience for a client, from the very first interaction with your company, will elevate your professionalism and hopefully create excitement within the client to move forward with you! Here are some practical tips on how to give a positive experience to clients from their initial inquiry!

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Email Essentials for Your Creative Small Business!

When I first started my business, I was shocked by the flood of emails that came my way! knew I needed a system to make sure my brides always felt well-taken care of, and even though I have shared my goals to disconnect from the technology overload, staying on top of email is still SO important! I conduct so much of my business over email, and sometimes an email might be a client’s first impression of your business, so having the proper “email etiquette” is essential to keep in contact with my brides! Here are my 3 best tips to blow your clients away with your speedy and effective communication- enjoy!

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