Overview

The newly designed FSNY Consulting Package’s are intended to help experienced business owners as well as budding floral designers either build, or build on their own successful floral businesses. This custom service will provide one-on-one meetings with Calvert Crary, the Executive Director of FlowerSchool New York and co-owner of Opalia Flowers. These consulting packages will be custom designed per individual; whether you are a seasoned designer looking to get more out of your business or new to the industry and looking to take the first step, they are sure to give your business a boost.

Possible services include the following:

  • Set-up a legal business, file paper work correctly and develop a workflow for tax filing
  • Set up an e-commerce website and point of sale system
  • Determine a business mission and business plan to keep owners focused
  • Discuss workflow and training strategies
  • Determine promotional and marketing strategies

To learn more about FlowerSchool’s consulting options and to schedule a meeting, please contact Brittany Bosch at: brittany@flowerschoolny.com.

Insurance Aid

In most situations, flower shops and event studios are required to have some form of liability insurance. Whether working in a flower shop or on location for big events, it is a best practice to cover any potential of injury or damage that could happen to your staff or property. FlowerSchool New York is happy to share the information for an Insurance broker whom we have closely worked with in the past.

For an insurance quote or to answer your insurance questions please contact:

Rud Niles

Niles Insurance

tel. 914-232-7711

www.nilesinsurance.com

rud@nilesinsurance.com

Legal Information

If you are new to the industry and looking to set up your own company, hiring a lawyer can be the best and most streamlined approach to establishing your business. For questions regarding organizational models, Certificate of Authority, Certificate of Assumed Name, DBA (Doing Business As), Resale Certificates or any other legal aid, FlowerSchool New York is happy to refer a law firm whom we have worked with in the past. Helbraun Levey & O’Donoghue has worked with several flower shops in New York and has an acute understanding of the industry and needs of a small flower shop.

For all organizational or legal questions, please contact:

David Helbraun

Helbraun Levey & O’Donoghue LLP

Small Business & Restaurant Law Firm

212-219-1193

david@helbraunlevey.com

www.helbraunlevey.com

Account Information

Keeping your numbers and books in order is essential for any small business owner. Below is the contact information of a recommended bookkeeper.

Accountant and Book Keeping for Small Business:

Harry Wigler
250 Crossways Park West
Woodbury NY 11797
United States
516-677-5015