Mall flower stall slowly making good business

Business, Normal

The National, Wednesday 09th November 2011

SKY is the limit for young florist Janet Nani who now has a flower shop at Vision City.
Nani is the manager of City Flowers and does delivery to clients in Port Moresby.
After operating at her family home in Tokarara, Port Moresby for almost a year, she decided to set up her business at Vision City to gain exposure and establish long- term clients.
While the weekly stall rental was costly, Nani said the exposure was rewarding as she had managed to secure a few corporate clients like Bank South Pacific and others.
She was confident the business would pay for itself and this encouraged her to extend the rental contract for the stall by another six months.
After completing her diploma in tropical agriculture at the University of Natural Resources and Environment (formerly Vudal) in 2009, Nani worked for PNG Gardener as a florist for eight months before resigning to start her own floriculture business.
Recently completing a diploma in floriculture in Australia through correspondence courses, she is now looking forward to putting her knowledge into practice by improving her small business.
Nani is fully supported by her family where her accountant dad helps her with her books while her mum manages the business.
She said she was hoping to get local flowers from Highlands to supply to her customers come Christmas and next year.
Nani supplied her stock of fresh floral arrangements to various offices in downtown Port Moresby Nani had quality floral arrangements and pots for offices, homes, churches, weddings, funerals, concerts and others.
She said the National Development Bank helped her with loan through its Women in Business loan scheme for an office and extra shed at their backyard where she can grow and display her flowers.