What are your short-term growth plans….?

Question 5. What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term growth plans for the business? How will this grant contribute to your plan? Our objectives in the short and long term are congruent. Our business was more robust and effective when we our sales were consistent and growing. We could make more concrete plans for . . . → Read More: What are your short-term growth plans….?

2nd annual Gay Pride Brunch here at SOB’s

We were happy this year to be a part of the 2nd annual Gay Pride Brunch at SOB’s. Located in the Heart of the Village where it all began just steps from the parade route: SOB’s celebrates another year of pride here in the city. Our P.R.I.D.E. motto (Pure Resilience Igniting Daily Empowerment) Brunch is . . . → Read More: 2nd annual Gay Pride Brunch here at SOB’s

What would a $100,000 grant…?

Question 4 What would a $100,000 grant mean to your business and how will you utilize the funds? Please be as specific as possible.

The $100,000 grant would be a blessing to our business, which has struggled through hard times–especially five years ago, when our florist-in-chief Jeff Gaster suffered a traumatic brain injury during a . . . → Read More: What would a $100,000 grant…?

How is your business involved with the community you serve?

Question 3. How is your business involved with the community you serve? Examples include: giving back to the community, sourcing locally, and/or contributing to economic development via hiring.

The owners and staff of CitiFloral have always taken an active role in the close-knit local community of Yorkville–getting to know and be known to local residents . . . → Read More: How is your business involved with the community you serve?

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? …

Question 2. What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? Describe both your greatest achievements and biggest challenges.

I started my professional life in New York–after graduating from Harvard Law School–as a corporate and business attorney at a large law firm. Simultaneously, I maintained my lifelong intrigue with business–having pursued this at Penn’s Wharton School. While . . . → Read More: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? …

Tell us about your business….

CitiFloral was recently apart of the Mission Main Street Grant Process. It gave us an opportunity to answer some thought provoking questions that we thought customers might like answered. So we are posting them as a series on our blog as written in the Grant request.

Question 1.Tell us about your business and what . . . → Read More: Tell us about your business….

Facebook Reviews

We love our Facebook friends and it appears they love us right back! Have you seen our CitiFloral reviews. Things like: “Simply the best! You can’t find a better floral shop in NYC!” and “I love it that they are always bringing flowers into the shop that you can’t buy anywhere else.”

Passover Starts Tonight

Passover starts tonight–with the two Seders being held at people’s homes Friday and Saturday nights.

This is an occasion when many people either send gifts to their hosts at home or bring them with them to a Seder. Of course, many people hosting a Seder want a floral centerpiece for their Seder table.

One of . . . → Read More: Passover Starts Tonight

Yorkville Featured in the New York Times

We have loved living and working in Yorkville since CitiFloral opened in the 80’s. The Upper East Side of Manhattan, also known as Yorkville, is home to some of the most fashionable residential and shopping districts in New York City and a center of prominent hospitals and museums. But don’t just take our word for . . . → Read More: Yorkville Featured in the New York Times

Hanukkah Flowers Delivered

The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah (aka Chanukah), starts this Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, and runs for eight days–coinciding with the week leading up to Christmas this year.

We are featuring as our signature arrangement for Hanukkah the immensely popular Sapphire Skies Bouquet–an elegant yet reasonably priced arrangement of white and blue flowers in a . . . → Read More: Hanukkah Flowers Delivered