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BB Podcast Episode 67: Steven Dyme

Sep 7, 2020

“We use beautiful local bouquets to advance causes of charity and justice in the communities we serve.”

-Steven Dyme | Co-Founder of Flowers for Dreams

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Steven Dyme, Co-founder of Flowers for Dreams sitting on a design bench in their newest location

Today we’re visiting with Steven Dyme, co-founder of Flowers for Dreams (with locations in Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee) to discuss:

  • the Flower for Dreams commitment to community and charity with every sale
  • integrating philanthropy into a business model
  • how his business has been able to survive during the pandemic
  • the responsibilities and challenges that come with employing 50+ team members
  • advice on how other business owners can make giving a part of their business model
  • his unconventional entry into the floral industry
  • teaming up with non-profits to impact communities through flower sales
  • the commencement flower niche and the opportunities it offers
  • finding a niche and scaling a business
  • the secret behind the success of his long-time business partnership

Customers standing outside the newest location of Flowers for Dreams holding up bouquets



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Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) + Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Images: from articles in Wells Fargo Works for Small Business and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

If you enjoyed our chat with Steven Dyme, you might also enjoy our interview with Lily Roden. Click here to listen.




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