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Franchise Talk: This Flower Shop is Bringing Its Business to the Digital Age

Knots Flowers & More is the local franchise of a Singapore-based flowers and gift shop

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, retail brands are going all out with their gift suggestions for your significant other—from artisanal confectionery to personalized jewelry. However, some people still prefer to say it with flowers. “There’s still a certain charm about receiving ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | February 14, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

How Much Will A Hotel Staycation Cost This Valentines Day

A candlelit dinner by the bay sounds romantic

This year, Valentine's day falls on a Wednesday and planning an out-of-town trip with your loved ones may not be the best option.One of the best ways to celebrate the love month is to go on a romantic staycation at a fancy ...

by Nikko Tuazon for  | February 11, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

5 Valentine's Day Gifts for the Wi-Fi Connected Love of Your Life

Love connects hearts. Wi-Fi connects everything else

Chocolates and flowers symbolize Valentine’s Day. But isn’t that an antiquated approach to the holiday? Where’s the originality? Especially with the abundance of innovative, Wi-Fi connected devices coming out of CES, Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity to give our loved ones gifts ...

by Shane Buckley  | February 13, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Shocking Valentine's Day Stats That Will Make You Rethink Your Marketing

Feb. 14 isn't just about couples anymore

What many people refer to as a “Hallmark” holiday has always seemed like a great opportunity for companies to roll in some extra cash. In the past, brands have spent much of their time creating Valentine’s Day campaigns geared toward couples. But with more ...

by Rose Leadem  | February 03, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

From candy, to flowers to cards, Valentine's Day is good business (Infographic)

More than 50% of women say they would end their relationship if they did not get a V-Day gift, a digital commerce company says.

There was a reason for businesses to celebrate, Sunday, February 14—Valentine’s Day is a hefty driver of profit each year, primarily in the form of flowers and cards. There are serious consequences at stake, after all—according to an infographic compiled by SUMO Heavy Industries, a ...

by Carly Okyle  | February 15, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to thrive in both romance and business

Here are effective tips to succeed in both your business and romantic relationship.

Relationships are never easy, but being an entrepreneur presents a unique set of challenges when it comes to balancing the demands of work with the needs of a romantic partner. After entrepreneurial drive nearly broke up their seven-year marriage, Brad Feld and ...

by Lisa Evans  | February 14, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

3 DIY Valentine's Day gifts you can make and sell

Let this Valentine's season spark the start of your business journey. Learn these DIY gift ideas below.

Special occasions like Valentine's Day are among the many seasons you can take advantage of when starting a business. There are a wide variety of business ideas to choose from depending on a lot of factors (profitability, what you enjoy doing, etc). ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | February 13, 2015 04:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to make your business relevant for Valentine's Day

Here are business tips you can do to keep up with the Valentine's season.

For businesses that sell Valentine-related products or services, it would be easier to market their businesses this season. Demand for their products or services are seasonally high that's why they can easily reach (or even exceed) sales targets through promotional campaigns. However, ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | February 12, 2015 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Smart tips on how to manage seasonal highs and lows

The man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer of roses in the country, tells us how they manage demand swings.

At this time of the month, only two things matter: flowers and chocolates. And for Dustin Andaya, the man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer and wholesaler of roses in the country, it’s a yearly event they prepare for very well. “While ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 06, 2012 05:00:00