Amplify Your Business


EPISODE 87: Five Minutes of Funk

Featuring Mary Tibbets of Funky Petals

For Episode 87 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Mary Tibbets of Funky Petals — North Edmonton. From independent bookkeeper to florist learning on the fly, Mary walks us through the journey her career took from seed to sprout.


Our questions for today focus on the topic of how one might pivot their love of entrepreneurship towards making a franchise their own.


(0:32) How do you manage the logistics and inventory of such a time-sensitive product?

(1:27) How difficult was it to learn this complicated inventory?

(2:45) Was the choice to franchise made due to the comparative simplicity of the model?

(3:50) You’re not new to entrepreneurship—you also run a bookkeeping company.

(5:00) What made you decide to leave your home business and get into flower shop ownership?

(6:30) What sets Funky Petals apart from other florists?


(8:41) What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned as an entrepreneur?

(11:08) What informs your hiring choices?

(16:00) What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made as an entrepreneur?

(18:02) Did boundary-setting as a business owner come naturally to you, or was it a learning process?

(21:22) How do you, as a small florist, compete against massive box stores?

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Thank you for watching! To learn more about Funky Petals - North Edmonton or to set up your fresh flower delivery, visit their website or stop by in person at their shop in the Griesbach neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta!

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