Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Our Special Short Seminar
In Floral Business Skills

  • 12 Hours
  • Run five times a year whenever we offer the 12.5 Week Evening, & Concentrated Day Courses.
  • Scheduled so that you can take the Evening or Concentrated Day Course and The Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp at the same time.
  • Prerequisite:

Our Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp provides very valuable information for anyone planning to open a flower shop or home based floral business. Therefore enrollment in this course is restricted to students enrolled in our Concentrated Course or Evening Course (or graduates of those programs).

We sometimes also allow spouses/partners of currently enrolled students or graduates to take this program.

Certificate presented to those who successfully complete this seminar.

In our Six Month Day Course we cover both floral designing and flower shop management. Many people taking our Evening Course and Concentrated Day Programs in Floral Design come to us with prior background in managment or retailing, and would like to learn only floral designing skills. Some take the course for fun & recreation and also want to learn just the floral designing aspect.

On the other hand, some folks taking our Evening Course and Concentrated Day Programs have asked us for a short course designed specially for them, that would give even more information about floral business skills. This program is our answer.

Like every field, the retail floral field has its own unique issues and idiosyncrasies. The information presented in the Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp is quite industry specific. It reflects knowledge that we have acquired through multigenerations of Rittners involvement in the floral field. It reflects our intimate knowledge of the retail floral field.

Some Of The Topics Covered By Lecture &/or Handouts Include:
  • What are great locations for a flower shop?
  • How do I buy an established shop?
  • What is the anatomy of a flower shop?
  • What do I need for a beginning inventory
    of both flowers & supplies?
  • Insider tricks for buying!
  • Should I be a boss or an employee?
  • How about delivering flowers?
  • How should I handle credit & collection?
  • What about selling in the retail flower shop?
  • What are some of the tricks of the trade
    as far as display is concerned?
  • I don't want to sit back & wait for business to occur.
    How can I actively get accounts for my flower shop or home based flower business?
  • And much much more!

We are often asked, "Will the Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp be a difficult program to get through?" Not at all. Patiently, pleasantly and carefully we present the kind of information that anyone planning to start a floral business would be curious about. The content of this great seminar is useful if you want to open a flower shop. It is great if you wish to run an alternative (by appointment or home based) floral business. It is fun simply if you just want to gain an inside look at the some of the inner workings and business aspects of the floral field, or wish to explore future possibilities for yourself......

Some students take The Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp not because of vocational reasons but simply because they really enjoy our lively, entertaining and expert manner of teaching!

Think of a kindly mentor presenting a variety of discussions about things you want to know more about in an entertaining and enjoyable way. We really love teaching the Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The folks who take it are really interested in our field. There's always a strong curiousity and interest on behalf of the folks who take the Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp that real teachers love!

A variety of methods such as lecture, discussion, digital and/or photographic slide media, are utilized. Students receive a huge number of handouts.

For more information about our Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp please contact Dr. Steve Rittner at:

Rittners School of Floral Design
345 Marlborough St.
Boston, Ma. 02115
Tel: 617-267-3824

email Steve Rittner at: