Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in floristry, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with wedding florist and designer, Karen O'Sullivan founder at Orznash Blooms, located in the UK.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to where you are today...

I had no business background, I decided to embark on a career change course three years ago after being a full time mum and wife. I trained with Georgia Miles at The Sussex flower school. My first Big wedding was in Australia for my niece , that in its self was a huge challenge, sourcing flowers, not seeing the venue in person many sleepless nights… but it was a great success and my confidence grew. Word of mouth is very much how my little business has grown, my instagram page has been a great platform. My Christmas wreath workshops are very popular and I have now started growing flowers in raised cutting beds so next year I can add work shops for flower arranging and hand tie classes .

What motivates you each day?

I love the process of designing an arrangement, it’s very satisfying when your client says I love it!

What is the hardest thing that comes with being a business owner?

Paperwork! I am dyslexic, so I find this side of the business hard.

What are the tactics you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance?

I do not take on more jobs then I have time to do.

Where can people find you online?

On instagram!

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