At some point in the cycle of your wedding industry business, you may start thinking about growing your team. But before you post that you’re desperate for help on Facebook, there are some things to think through. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a floral designer with nearly 20 years of business experience about hiring and things to keep in mind.
About our guest:
In 2002, Kelly Marie Thompson opened Fleur, a special event custom design floral studio paired with a brick and mortar lifestyle boutique. She and her work have been featured in many print magazines including Martha Stewart Weddings, Town and Country, Vogue, The Knot, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, as well as online blogs including Martha Stewart Weddings and Style Me Pretty.
Listed as a Top Martha Stewart Florist, Kelly has created beautiful floral designs for almost two full decades, and is the Operations Manager for the company as a whole. She is the founder of “The Art of Growing an Extraordinary Floral Business”, a 6 six-module, online education course, and is a Be Sage Coach.
She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and their two cats. They spend their free time cooking, traveling, gardening and raising urban chickens.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Kelly Marie’s background in the floral and wedding industry
- Kelly Marie’s experience with hiring employees and the things that she learned along the way
- The first steps businesses should take when they’re thinking about bringing on an employee
- The importance of creating job descriptions for new positions
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