Hey there! I’m Elizabeth, an owner here at Posh Petals. I started this business about ten years ago as something I did on the side while working full time as a systems analyst for a corporate company. As the business started taking off, I was so blessed that my employer at the time was flexible with my schedule… and they also supported me when I chose to leave and pursue this wonderful business as a retail and event florist. My little toddler boys, Waylon and George, are so cute and sweet — I love being a #boymom! I couldn’t ask for a better team at Posh. The girls we have on-staff are hands down the most wonderful employees and all-around good people. Life has given me many blessings throughout the years, and I strive to be positive and happy even on the days when things become a little cloudy.
What is your favorite flower?
Impossible to list just one. I am a huge fan of sweet peas, clematis, lilacs and of course ranunculus. If I can ever get my hands on King Protea, I scoop them up in an instant. And… although I’m not always a fan of the classic red rose, I’ll take a chic new rose variety any day! The girls at the shop always hear me gushing about how pretty the flowers are — it seems like no matter how long I’ve been a florist, flowers never get dull.
What do you love most about your job?
I can’t choose! (And I’m obviously indecisive.) As the owner, I absolutely love seeing the business grow and change on a daily basis. As an employer, I can’t get enough of seeing my staff become better designers; and watching them set goals, improve their skills and tackle anything I throw at them.
What inspires you?
My staff, my family and the community of business owners in West Michigan. Each of these things inspires me in different ways and I learn from them all every single day.