Here’s what real florists had to say:
“…your flower math course, email template and faster proposal courses have been the most helpful tools I could ever ask for. I have learned so much from these courses alone, it has been imperative to my confidence and ability to bring in a profit.” -Jay
“Man do I wish I had used them earlier…sent off all my latest proposals using your email templates and 3 from 3 have come back before the expiry date in acceptance!! [You’re] a floral super star Alison thank you so so much for the time and effort you put back into the industry.” -Casey (from Facebook)
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“Just a quick THANK YOU to Alison as your videos and templates have helped me immensely in streamlining my client workflow – this client only contacted me a few days ago and we met yesterday – I had her proposal to her in a couple of hours (used to take me 2-3 weeks!) and this morning I got this [confirmation e-mail!].
Working alone can be isolating and means I have to work hard and be alert to stay forward in my skills, so having your advice (and this community) is huge.
-Chantelle (posted in the Facebook group)
“Just downloaded the 12 email templates, wedding workflow, and how to write proposals that sell…..ALISON! You are the flower fairy god mother we all needed! Information overload! Do it guys;)”
-Melissa Denise (review from Facebook)
“Your info is so easy to understand and super helpful! Thank you for doing what you do!” -@cvilleblooms on Instagram
“Dear Alison, just finished your math course and wanted to thank you! In 20 years in floral business no one ever told me the real way they priced flowers… In NY I visited flower shops and noticed the way they picked flowers from the cooler automatically…. I don’t know how I did it all this time… I’ve been having profits but wasn’t certain I was charging correctly most of the time…. Your course gave me confidence and certainty to keep doing and believing in fair business practices! Thank you so much again!
-Flower Math Alumni
I have just spent my morning enjoying your tutorials and loving your course templates….
I just have to say that I have been hating proposals for five years now because I put so much work and detail into them. Your templates have inspired me to just simplify and I love it!
I tried a bridal software program last week and it ended up being more work for a result that I was unhappy with.
Staying inspired and growing as a designer and a company has been so much easier with websites and facebook pages such as yours. It has encouraged me to keep seeking ways to get better and grow as an artist and business person. Thank you for all you do and much success in the coming year!” -Allison Schrade
“I just used your lowest price template, and [the customer] upped her [budget] by $500!!! Whoop whoop!! I also just accepted another retainer using your template, so in your honour I’ll put both towards Flower Math.” -Larissa Meade
“I took your flower math course a year ago and it’s totally changed my business.” -Kasey
On The Art of Good Business:
“Alison has put her heart and her vast knowledge into this class. She is open and supportive. Honest and kind. She will tell the truth. She is clear and concise. She is a bit of a genius and she’ll bring out the genius in you! Her class is one of a kind because of all the backing and support she offers.
I won’t lie, at first, I thought, this is not my forte, this is going to be a challenge…
But Alison’s approach is to encourage us to take some action, because it all adds up. One success leads to the next and soon it was fun! My new discoveries are exciting, I found myself not wanting it to end, and was pleased to discover that the information in the class will always be available to me.
I encourage you to indulge in the Art of Good Business. I promise when you are done, your journey to business success will have just begun.”
“…You certainly practice what you preach! I loved being able to get pronto responses to specific questions I had… I LOVED the videos and looked forward to them…
The course has such hefty content, the pdf’s can stand on their own. BUT the personal touch of the videos spurred me on. I needed that because I don’t trust myself to be a scholar with just me and the books. You brought it to life!
The most important content for me: specifics on website content. It is so top drawer…Making changes, knowing how important it is. Blog to come. You made me a believer.“
Flower Math Reviews:
“I’ve been trying to explain to my team for a couple of years that we needed to build a design fee into the cost of our flowers and the deigns.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your Cheat Sheet. I’ll be taping a laminated copy of this to our workroom walls…to turn our business profits around…Your explanations are clear and precise for the creative, I’ve been in the industry a very long time and plan on continuing & you have given me a boost to return to the shop this year and not feel guilty charging what we’re worth.”
-Lyndal, The Flower Dispensary, Australia
“I was very pleased with the content of the course. I loved the simplicity of your recipes. I struggle with those at times. I would recommend it to any start up florist or flower farmer. I actually did recommend to a local flower farmer.” -Flower Math Alumni
Here’s how floral designers responded to a survey after completing Flower Math…
- That it is very helpful and worth the investment.
- That they will learn how to profit a higher percentage per wedding.
- That all of the techniques of pricing /ordering /recipe building are very easy to apply. It will give you the confidence to price appropriately.
- The point I have written in bold with stars is “I deserve the design fee”…Very easy to follow…but it was not boring at all. Kept my attention all the way through.
- Embrace it.
- [Flower Math] exceeded my expectations…the pep talks, and the real life examples were worth the investment.
- It met it’s expectations and did what it promised. I learned a new way of making proposals, which I love.
- I love it. Met my expectations and gave me extra as in a personal boost not just a business boost.
“Your courses have been a game changer for me especially the sales based courses…I like that I have new found confidence in my wedding pricing and that I am not afraid to turn down work that is below my minimum…I’m 100% happy with everything [I bought]…I often suggest that florists purchase your materials on the facebook group and to my florist friends…” -Michelle, Chartreuse Flower Works
Thanks to everyone who took the time to write or comment and share your feedback with me!