The city best known for barbecue, jazz, fountains, the Chiefs and the Royals is the next stop for the Society of American Florists’ 1-Day Profit Blast.
Sponsored by Flower Shop Network Inc. and Baisch & Skinner, SAF’s 1-Day Profit Blast in Kansas City, Missouri, is set for Sunday, July 21. The event features presentations on wedding designs, event pricing, customer service and digital strategies, plus a Supplier Showcase, networking with other florists and vendors, and an optional extra hands-on design workshop.
“We are so excited that florists will get to experience an action-packed day of educational seminars, hands-on design experience and networking opportunities that they can take back to their shops and implement to be more profitable in our ever-changing industry,” said Cindy Prichard, vice president of sales at Flower Shop Network.
Steve Frye of Baisch & Skinner agrees. “They are sure to leave Profit Blast inspired with a notebook full of ideas to take back to their shops on how to tackle challenges and create opportunities for new business.”
The SAF 1-Day Profit Blast in Kansas City lineup includes:
- Loann Burke, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, with Furst Florist and Greenhouses will demonstrate “Wedding Designs, Tricks and Tools You’ll Love,” sponsored by Smithers-Oasis
- Derrick Myers, CPA, CFP, PFCI, of Crockett, Myers & Associates, Inc. will deliver “Eventology: The Science of Profitable Events”
- Sam Bowles with FloralStrategies will present “Extraordinary Service in Your Shop Every Day,” sponsored by FloristWare
- Renato Cruz Sogueco, AAF, PFCI, will explain “Digital Strategies that Drive Everyday Business,” sponsored by Floriology powered by BloomNet
New to the SAF 1-Day Profit Blast schedule is an extra “Hands-On Workshop: Bouquets & Bouts” presented by Burke and sponsored by Smithers-Oasis. There is an additional fee to attend the hands-on workshop and space is limited to the first 24 registrants who sign up.
The SAF 1-Day Profit Blast registration includes continental breakfast and refreshments, with lunch sponsored by Hortica.
SAF’s 1-Day Profit Blast in Kansas City offers a low registration fee ($139 for SAF members by July 12 and $99 for each additional registrant from the same company), to entice shop owners to bring staff. The deadline for early-bird registration is July 12.
The cut-off date for guaranteeing the SAF room rate at the 1-Day Profit Blast hotel in Kansas City is June 27.
Get all the information and register today at safnow.org/1-day-profit-blast.
Anne Holub is a contributing writer for the Society of American Florists.