Let's Talk Flowers Business!
"We All Have To Start Somewhere In Our Business"
Christi Lopez & Anahit Hakobyan
Christi and I absolutely love business talks. Something that doesn't happen as often as it should in floral industry.
We are here to help by sharing our combined 40+ years of business knowledge and experience with you every Monday on Viva La Flora Live Podcast and every Wednesday on Clubhouse.
Beginning of Your Business...
Yes, we do start somewhere... usually at the bottom and moving up as we grow. That means charging less often times, but NOT UNDERCUTTING! But how do you even balance that?!
This was such an interesting conversation with Christi, check it out and share with someone who needs to hear this.
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After a successful career of 30+ years the floral industry, I realized I had a knack for marketing, selling and creating profit in multiple businesses.
Everybody needs a “go to” person to count on. Someone who is resourceful, shrewd & seasoned. Someone who is a game changer with a legacy of credentials & success.
I want to be that person for you! With a listening ear & a wise heart, I'm a problem-solver and puzzle-lover.
With my deep roots and strong influence in the floral & event industry, I understand what it takes to overcome the challenges of today’s marketplace. I want to bring you an enlightened approach and knowledge that it takes to be successful with today’s consumer.
I'm a lifelong entrepreneur with a foundation of family legacy and creative fire in my heart. Humble beginnings in a basement became the eventual success of Bergerons (with retail and event design), a location in the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, AIFD and EMC accreditation.
Currently, besides running the Floral Business Academy, I am a partner of the well-respected international EMC program focusing on training others in the floral industry to be conscious creatives.
My story began in Armenia where I graduated Dental School before relocating to the United States. Amazingly, it was dentistry that led me to flowers…long story, maybe for another day. It was love at first touch! I’ve always been drawn to art and architecture, loved to draw and create things with my own hands. Flowers not only gave me the creative outlet that allowed me to explore art in a new way, but also ability to touch many people’s lives by sharing my floral creations with them during their most important life moments.
Soon after discovering my new found passion, I started my business, Viva La Flora Designs. Almost immediately began competing in floral competitions and collected numerous awards and accolades for my unique designs, attention to detail and meticulous mechanics. In 2018 I completed the highly coveted European Master Certification program in Belgium. At the same time I was also perusing and completing the internationally recognized Certified Floral Designer title with American Institute of Floral Designers. I believe I’m the only crazy person to complete these two prestigious courses simultaneously.
I love business as much as I love design. I’m pretty sure managing a multi-million dollar dental practice and dental assisting school has something to do with that. It is my passion for the industry and wish for every floral designer to be profitable in their business that led me to start “Viva La Flora Live” podcast and “411 Floral” informational platform, followed by “Floral Success Institute” mastermind.
While accomplishing multiple certificates, titles and awards, starting my podcast, without a doubt, has become the passion project that I love the most! This is my way of giving back to floral community by sharing insights through industry leaders, through their stories, helpful tips and tricks.
As I sit here to write by bio, I realize that I’ve accomplished a quite a few things. However my journey has only just begun. After all, having just learned how to snowboard at age 40, I can’t stop there . There is so much more to be discovered. I will forever be hungry for good education and always happy to share what I’ve learned with the world!
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