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Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals

Whether arranging a bouquet or floral display, installing exquisite creations for an event or hosting a flower crown party or workshop Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals aims is to imbue its ethos of inspired, fun-filled creativity.

Like many other businesses Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals in Yeppoon had to close for five weeks during COVID-19. However, owner Shannon Hawkes stayed positive and demonstrated that with research, resources and planning you can grow your business in unprecedented times.

“It was really quite stressful – we had about six months of weddings postponed, and we were worried we would have no income for some time. We used resources from the Business Queensland website to apply for the payroll tax relief refund, the $500 electricity rebate, and attended financial resilience webinars to re-develop our business plan,” said Shannon.

By diversifying its offerings, streamlining and automating processes, boosting social media advertising and supporting other small businesses in their region, its sales have actually increased.

There are a range of free online courses and webinars available for #QLDsmallbiz during COVID-19  #SupportSmall #BuyQueensland.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2020