DISRUPTING THE FLORAL BUSINESS


September 30, 2020

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EP 165: DISRUPTING THE FLORAL BUSINESS WITH JOHN TABIS

In this episode I speak with John Tabis, owner and founder of Bouqs, an online flower delivery company. He talks about how what started as a way to highlight the positive qualities of his friend’s flower farm in South America evolved into a desire to change the entire floral industry. John opens his heart and shares his experiences with balancing business, family and personal survival. He talks about investors, disrupting the floral industry, challenges in business and the power of questioning yourself.

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WE TALK ABOUT:
  • Experiences with start-up and 8-years of operating Bouqs, an online flower delivery company
  • How Bouqs suppliers incorporate sustainability practices and fair, improved treatment for their mostly all-female farm hands
  • How his company started as a way to highlight the positive qualities of his friend’s flower farm in South America, and evolved into a desire to change the entire floral industry
  • Challenges related to balancing family, keeping up with the business, and personal survival. 
  • Triggers for considering outside investment. 
  • Thoughts on 2020 and predictions for changes when we come out the “other side.”
  • The importance of giving yourself a break

MORE ABOUT JOHN:

An entrepreneur and brand builder with deep experience in innovative media ventures and consumer products, John Tabis is Founder and Chairman of The Bouqs Company. In 2012, along with co-founder Juan Pablo Montúfar, Tabis launched the Marina del Rey, California-based company, now an industry leader in the online floral space that delivers flowers and plants fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms around the world to doorsteps nationwide. Prior to launching Bouqs, Tabis worked in corporate brand strategy for Disney and ShoeDazzle and advised Fortune 100 clients at Bain & Company.

CONNECT WITH JOHN:

Follow her on Instagram: @thebouqsco
Explore her website: bouqs.com

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

Follow her on Instagram: @iamkatiehess @lotuswei
LinkedIn: Katie Hess
Media Kit: Katie Hess, International

Happy listening,