I try to keep track of landmark moments and anniversaries in my business, but I’ll admit a few business anniversaries have snuck up on me! I’ve officially been in business for 15 years now…my 16th season begins this month!
This “Sweet 16” feels like another landmark to me. I suppose each year in business is worth celebrating in its own way.
We have to make deliberate moves in our business, if we want to reach our landmark moments.
(For example: Will you leave your “real job” to do flowers full-time? Will you be able to set a minimum or say “no” to work that doesn’t meet your criterion? Will you blog? Will you get more training; hire a new accountant; get another designer; teach your staff more?)
I make moves in my business.
I made a move back in 2011 when I wrote my first guest blog post for Flirty Fleurs.
I had no idea if Alicia would be interested in what I had to say, but I LOVED her blog, and I felt like I had something to say, so I wrote up a post, held my breath and sent it.
I was thrilled that she not only posted my article, but she encouraged me to send her more.
I kept writing articles and made my first video in 2014. I have about 50 posts published so far.
Last March was my 5th Anniversary as a guest blogger on flirtyfleurs.com.
I even have my own blog category, which was absolutely a landmark day for me. I’m not kidding, Alison Ellis Videos is a legit category!
I’m also a proud contributor to the first 3 issues of the Flirty Fleurs print magazines. If you haven’t seen them, check them out.
The print magazines are absolutely beautiful!
They really are designed especially with floral designers in mind.
One of my favorite things about the magazines is that every single flower photo includes top billing to the floral designer! It’s truly a florist’s dream come true; designer credit right on the photo!
Check out the 3rd edition of Flirty Fleurs magazine HERE and treat yourself to all 3 magazines to enjoy all the incredible images!
Happy 6 year Anniversary, Alicia! Thanks for always giving me a place to “share my stuff” with your readers and fans!