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Old 21-06-2007, 01:56 PM
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Florists Salaries

I'll be looking to do a career change (from conference organising) and wondered what sort of annual salary I could expect with a City & Guilds level 2 qualification.


Have set up a part time business working from home, but feel I would need florist shop experience before buying my own in a couple of years (although have plenty of experience in business/customer relations/budgeting/working to deadlines/marketing etc).

This would be in the London area.
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:26 PM
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about 10p an hour to start with or if you do work experience nothing! Sorry thats not very helpful. I reckon about 16k to start in London. I'm sure the only way to make some money is to have your own but then its like a second mortgage to pay with rent and rates etc. My little venture has set me back a fortune but I'm my own boss and all the money goes in my pocket (well the banks at the moment!)
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:33 PM
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Just looked at your website. Fantastic!

I am testing the water by setting up part time my website is basic but hopefully will give potential customers an idea of what I can provice - am trying to set up a local network of freelance florists so if I did get some work, then I could call on them to help out (paid of course)! Know of 2 so far, although haven't seen what their work is like yet.

Agree being your own boss is the way to go.
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:37 PM
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You should probably expect to earn minimum wage to start and anything more is a bonus. A lot of places want people with experience rather than a qualification, so get round asking for anything, even if its sweeping floors, which it probably be.

Floristry isn't a well paid job, its long hours for little return.

The best thing about it is job satisfaction, seeing things youve created go out the door and people loving them.

Still want to do it???? LOL
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:41 PM
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You seem to be going the right way about it (although not everyone on here will agree!), I started by doing Weddings from home which was great as I could still work. The great thing is that the profits are pretty much your own. When you have the shop you'll increase your turnover enormously but spend more.
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:44 PM
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Yes, not under any illusions about starting at the bottom! I know I'll start out sweeping floors/conditioning materials before I get near an arrangement
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:49 PM
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when i started 8 years ago i was on minimum wage and that didnt change for 3 years while i was getting the experience, i think the more experience you have, the more you can ask for, i dont even know what i should be asking for when i will be looking for a job! hopefully a bit more than minimum wage or i will be off to work at asda!!
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this thread is 3 yrs old, u shud start a new thread in the come and say hello section
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this thread is 3 yrs old, u shud start a new thread in the come and say hello section
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