Welcome to episode 2 of The Company You Keep Podcast! Today, I sit down with Benjamin and Emerson of Ampersand, one of San Francisco’s newest (and most darling!) floral studios! These two have me laughing the entire time, while we really dig deep into what it means to build up a retail shop and floral design company in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Learn how it took them 10 months to find a commercial space in the Mission District, how there were many days living on apples and mac and cheese in the beginning, and how they successfully created a ton of buzz for the business with Instagram and word-of-mouth marketing only!! This is truly one of my favorite interviews, I think there is something in it for every business owner or aspiring entrepreneur.
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