We purchased an existing Flower Shop in Penticton from an aging owner needing to retire. He remained as an Employee for a year to pass on his knowledge and help train new employees. Over the past 3 years we have grown and added 2 more stores which are new entities (not purchased as existing businesses) in Summerland & West Kelowna. Our Penticton store was awarded “Gold Winner” -Best of South Okanagan for 2018.
We recognized that staffing (perennial issue for small businesses) was critical to our growth & have implemented our own Apprenticeship Program to train young, aspiring florists. Through this model – we have provide an exciting opportunity for inexperienced employees to gain training as junior Florists & develop a future career- whether they continue with us or move to another city. As well we employ older retirees (who need to work both for the pay and to stay active) as our Delivery People.
Having trained Staff is allowing us to grow our business volume.