I feel it’s so important to support local which is why I brought on Erin Braybrook who is the owner of the Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia. I wouldn’t say it’s the easiest thing to do to start your own business, in fact for me personally it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
The truth is, many of us that start our own businesses rely on local to support to run a business, feed ourselves and our families and without that local support, the service simply isn’t available anymore.
Given businesses should be run correctly, there should be comparable prices, the customer service should always be on par and the quality of products should be there as well.
In this interview I ask Erin, what supporting local means to her, how and why she started her business, how difficult it can be, what the long hours are like and deep down, why she decided to put her shop up in the first place.
Why run a business?
I’m always interested in why business owners decide to open up their own shop. In the interview Erin tells us she went to school to run a flower shop and she also had parents who ran their own business so one could say, entrepreneurship is in her blood.
Favourite Part of her job?
Erin tells us she loves the look, surprise and smile on faces when they see a delivery of fresh beautiful flowers at their door. That’s what’s most gratifying about what she does.
Thanks so much for your consideration in supporting local! We choose whom we support with each purchase, we vote every time we take out our wallets, so thank you for voting for those you choose to support. For more interviews by Drew Taddia click here.