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Watch Me Grow!

January 29, 2014

Ms. Morua has always had an innate passion for vegetation and has been working with flowers since 1998. She developed her knowledge in floriculture at a local flower shop starting as a plant care employee and ultimately became a florist. Fortunately, this experience allowed Ms. Morua to learn about flowers and plants as well as work in the management side of the business learning about vendors, costs, finances, etc.

 

Flowers by Vel

Owner/Manager:  Velma Morua

Nature of Business:  Florist

City:  San Angelo

SBDC Business Advisor:  Adriana Balcora Havins

 

Ms. Morua has always had an innate passion for vegetation and has been working with flowers since 1998. She developed her knowledge in floriculture at a local flower shop starting as a plant care employee and ultimately became a florist. Fortunately, this experience allowed Ms. Morua to learn about flowers and plants as well as work in the management side of the business learning about vendors, costs, finances, etc.

After being out of the flower business for a year, Ms. Morua felt the need to work with flowers once again. Therefore, she contacted the SBDC to obtain help with the process. The SBDC provided guidance with setting up the business and with the loan process. Ms. Morua and the advisor worked closely in the development of the business plan and its financials. The client was given the opportunity to obtain funding from the Rural Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The funds were utilized to purchase specific equipment and
supplies. Additional assistance was provided in the marketing area (i.e. flyers, business cards, website, and FB page). “Adriana, from the SBDC, made me aware of the many different factors that go into starting a business. With her help I feel better prepared to run my business successfully,” Ms. Morua commented.

The advisor continues to meet regularly with Ms. Morua to assess the progress

 

Flowers by Vel

79 East Avenue K

San Angelo, Texas

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