The Homecoming Business

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July 8, 2020

I am not sure how often you get to meet people who are just a natural ray of sunshine. Recently I realized that it may seem like I am biased when I write about my members but honestly it is probably true. They are some pretty bad ass business women and fantastic design...

May 27, 2020

Like many other mum makers Summer Hegedus and her sister Ashley Buentello started out making mums for family and friends. Now 5 years later they are a full fledged homecoming mum operations catering to Spring, Texas and surrounding areas. Peachy Keen is also a full fle...

August 15, 2019

Sooner or later (although probably sooner since you’re reading this post) every mum maker will get that one student that wants to be different. They want a mum or garter, but they don’t want it to look anything even remotely close to the traditional mum. And hey, that’...

August 13, 2019

Meet Denise Mays of It's all about Mums in Lucas, Texas. Denise is one of those people that brings light and energy to just about anything she sets her mind to. Her attitude and love for this craft is truly infectious. She started her company about 10 years ago in 2009...

July 5, 2019

Once upon a time two mum makers came together to help each other out in a bind and the result is Mums Inc. Brenda Murphy, the owner of Awesome Mums contacted me one day to inquire about letters she needed for an order. She didn't have the time to drive to our very far...

Every year, we have discussions on Mums, Inc about negotiators. It can be bothersome to deal with people who want to negotiate the price you charge for your work. In some cultures, haggling is considered good manners. Unless you are selling mums at a flea market or you...

A couple years ago, when Facebook marketplace was introduced, I hopped right in and posted some mums for sale. I got a couple bites with, “How much?” I typically sent them to my website, which was not what they were asking for. They simply wanted the bottom line, how m...

August 2, 2018

Christy Bryson is literally a fairy tale story in this business. About 4 years ago I met this young lady at our very first ever business event that was centered around building your mum business. She was quiet but took notes and asked questions. Her focus was very clea...

We have already discussed the ways in which the internet has changed how we sell homecoming mums. People rarely come into the florist shop and pick out the elements of their homecoming mum. They look on Pinterest and they send you a message, “Can you make this for me?”...

July 16, 2018

Meet Rhonda Nickerson, a lovely young lady I first met in a wreath group on Facebook that taught and discussed the wreath business. Already a huge talent in the wreath world, she decided she wanted to add mums to her business portfolio shortly after. Rhonda began her b...

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