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DRY FLOWER BUSINESS : Unique Profitable Business

Context

Introduction

Steps

Drying processes

Is it worth it?

Business Ideas

Flowers used

Market


Introduction


The flower shop will save important flowers, such as wedding flowers, from interested people. Dried flowers are in demand among the variety of people who use them to complete their art projects. Flower storage is perfect for those who want to scrapbook their memories, or fill boxes and chests with important reminders. This has found DIY challenges easy and fun.


Steps


1. Understand the Market: know the market size, competitors, and future business potential.


2. Learn How to Make Dried Flowers: Crop selection, harvesting and drying methods.


3. Research the market: find out more about your competitors, their products and prices, where the gaps are, and more.


4. Say the words


5. Create a plan: the plan should include your business start-up goals, application, financial plan, products, and services offered. and a marketing plan.


6. Calculate costs: If you own the land or own vacant land in your yard, the start-up costs are much lower.


7. Where to sell: Communication is the key to success in this business. Contact hobbyists, grocery stores, and end customers who use dried flowers.


Drying processes

o Dry air

Air drying is the most common method of drying when plant material is attached to the rope / wire and stored in a hanging place either in the dark or in the sun for immediate drying. This process requires a dark, clean, well-ventilated dark area with little moisture


o Press Dry

In the setting of the machine, flowers and leaves are placed between the edges of the paper or eraser that provide space between the flowers. These sheets are kept one on top of the other and sheets of the same size are inserted between folded sheets to release water vapor.


o Embedded Drying

Sand, borax, silica gel, sawdust, perlite, and a combination of these are used as embedded media. Between these, sand and borax are cheaper but take longer to dry. With delicate flowers like roses, dahlia, carnation, etc., silica gel is ideal for drying.


o Drying in the oven

Currently, hot air ovens and microwaves are also used for rapid drying and to improve the quality of dried flowers in the dried flower business. In these methods, plant material is stored at a controlled temperature for a specific period of time for plant species.

Temperature plays an important role in the drying of flowers and other parts of ornamental plants by influencing both quality and quantity parameters.


o Drying of Glycerine

Glycerine drying has been used by a few workers especially to preserve the leaves. It is inexpensive and has great potential for attracting water. Many leaf species have been successfully preserved by immersing the leaves or by placing crushed stems in a 33 percent glycerol solution.


o Freezing

The most effective way to preserve flowers in the dried flower business is to freeze. Drying depends on the principle of ice reduction, where the ice is held under partial vacuum conditions (below 4.58 Torr) and the lowest temperature (below 0 ° C) will evaporate at room temperature without passing through the liquid phase.


Is it worth it?

Large applications of dried flowers are very wide. Includes handmade paper, candle holders, candle holders, jute bags, photo frames, boxes, books, storage space, cards, and gift items. The use of dried flowers in making these products enhances their appearance and beauty of these products.


Business Ideas

If you start with a small amount of money you have saved, and do not look for funding, try writing your business plan. The business plan should address the following factors:

o Top Summary

o Challenges

o Solutions You Provide

o Market Wide

o Competition Analysis

o SWOT analysis

o Application

o Rental Program, if required

o Finance


Flowers used

Anemone, zinnia, sweet william, carnation, stock, freesia, narcissus, chrysanthemum, marigold, rose, lilies, etc., as well as foliage like ferns, aspidistra, eucalyptus, ivy, laurel, and magnolia, respond well to drying processes.


With the exception of basil and dill, most herbs and statice family flowers tend to dry very well. With the exception of Queen Anne's Lace and Ammi Majus, flowers from the Umbelliferae family are often not acceptable choices for drying.


Market


If it includes gardening supplies, equipment maintenance, salaries of staff, land leasing, etc. One can start a dried flower business with an approximate investment as low as 1,98,945 on a small scale.


An average of 24k per month can be the earning, if we sell out them twice a day as of 400 each.


This surely results in profit for future days.

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