Little Things Matter

The flower buggy has been back at large for a couple of months now. But things are still pretty bleak. Many small businesses are still struggling. The wake of COVID-19  is felt most acutely by the bars and restaurants. But the ripples span to your small local business as well. All independently owned shops are…

Not Quite “Normal”

FlowerFive is going on the third week back at large, in Tampa, with the flower buggy. It has been good and it has been sad. Mother’s day went well. This was my first solo Mother’s Day. It was challenging to face that perpetual ordering conundrum which all retailers face; how much inventory to order or…

Business Operations after COVID-19 Shut Down

This is going to be a really precarious Mother’s Day; for more than one reason. Concerns include things like how businesses are only allowed to operate at 25% capacity. This is my first Mother’s Day vending flowers by myself. Sure, I have worked several years at flower shops in Tampa. But now I am the…

Working Around Lockdown

As many of you are very aware, we are on national lockdown orders. Variations include safe at home, safer at home and perhaps other instructions from state governors telling folks to stay home unless there is a bonafide need to leave. Under the order leaving your home is okay if you need groceries, the doctor,…