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BB Podcast Episode 46: Natalie Gill

Sep 9, 2019

Today we’re visiting with Natalie Gill, owner of Native Poppy in San Diego & Solana Beach, California to discuss:

  • how she quit her corporate job and jumped into floristry
  • the role her staff has played in her success
  • her philosophy on staff management
  • job descriptions for her staff members
  • her advice for collaborating on destination weddings
  • the Native Poppy Flower Menu
  • how she mitigates loss of perishable products
  • her collaboration with Ashley Renuart on the Native Poppy shop installations
  • her thoughts on advertising
  • pricing and managing flower inventory
  • where she finds the courage to take risks in business
  • her big dreams for the future

Links mentioned in Episode Forty-Six:

3 Books Natalie Recommends:

Natalie & Meg | owners of Native Poppy

See more of Natalie’s work at Native Poppy here:

Website Shop Instagram | Personal InstagramFacebook

Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Have you heard about the new Product Planner at Mayesh Wholesale?

Throw out your spreadsheets and plan ahead for upcoming events by the stem! Create a recipe for all of your event designs, based on the flower availability for your event date, and Mayesh will tally up the number of stems you’ll need. Afterward, you can efficiently and accurately request a quote from your Mayesh sales representative.

Guest Co-Host: Gabe Miller | Ten23 Photography

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Photography: SoCal Standard | Native Poppy




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