I’m a floral designer. I’ve been in the floral business for 37 years, 15 of those as the owner of my floral shop.
I learned the business as a high school co-op student and then opened my own store.
SCORE participated in a community grant program (NJ Neighborhood Preservation Project) that I was a recipient of.
SCORE has been a God send. They helped me establish an online presence, revamp my website and extend my community outreach. All of which have proven to be successful in drawing in more business.
Make a clear plan and do as much research as possible on the type of business you’re looking to open. Be fearless and get yourself a “Pat” or "Gulhan" from SCORE. Their advice and suggestions have helped me tremendously.