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BB Podcast Episode 11: Maxine Owens

Jan 7, 2018

“You’re only as good as your last event.”

Maxine Owens

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Maxine Owens works on a pink flower arrangement

Maxine Owens | The Southern Table

Today we’re sitting down with Maxine Owens, owner of The Southern Table in Dallas, Texas to discuss:

  • how her background in retail and science prepared her for opening a flower business
  • her thoughts on hiring, managing, encouraging, and keeping freelancers
  • how she structured her business to take summers off and refuel
  • her love of people and the joy she finds in teaching others
  • her collaboration with Type A Society for Claire Pettibone’s Four Seasons Campaign prior to NY Fashion Week
  • where she finds inspiration

A bride holds a bouquet by Maxine Owens

The Southern Table | Charla Storey Photography

Links mentioned in Episode Eleven:

A large floral arrangement in an antique vase with long pink branches by Maxine Owens

The Southern Table | Ben Q Photography

Maxine Owens Links of Interest:

Website | Instagram | Pinterest

The Southern Table |   Lauren Peele Photography

The Southern Table | Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Claire Pettibone 

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee




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