Bristol flower farm and florist. Pipley Flowers

Flower farmer and florist between Bristol and Bath. Wholesale flowers for florists, flower arranging workshops, growing workshops, weddings, funerals, events and sundry hire.

Reflection on 2018

Many of us take the opportunity to reflect on the past year once Christmas is over and I think it’s just as important to do this for your business as it is to do so for your personal life.

Reflection helps us to look at what we are doing right, what we can do better, and what direction we want to follow in future.

In general 2018 was a great year at Pipley with most of the negative aspects being weather related (and therefore out of my control), but there are always things that can be done better.

One of my main goals this year is to re-organise certain areas so I can focus on being better at supplying larger quantities of some of my most popular flowers. Another decision I have made is to free up some of my weekends by reducing the amount of workshops I offer.

I really love running workshops so this has been a hard decision for me but I find they take up a lot of my time not just on the day but in the planning and marketing of them. On top of this they have given me less time with my family, taken me away from my core business, and increased my workload at already very busy times of the year.

In future I will continue to offer private bookings for 6 or more people throughout the year for things like corporate events and hen parties; On top of that I will only be offering workshops outside of the growing season for things like Christmas wreath making and Mother’s day bouquets.

I am so excited to see what this year has to offer and am planning more fun things to do with my family using the extra free time!

What changes will you be making in your work or private life this year?

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