Flower Gift Korea is Now a Year Old

When my wife and I initially had the idea of starting our own flower business in Korea, we had no idea we would actually have an actual flower shop. The initial idea was to sell flowers online and make some extra money on the side. However, making flowers in our home was very inconvenient because it minimized the amount of space we had for comfortable living. You see, our place isn’t very big, so it was very cramped at times, especially when we had a lot of flowers on stock. So we finally made the decision to transition into creating an actual physical shop once we realized that sales were looking pretty decent. The offline store has been in operation since January 2017.
*On a site note, the reason that I mentioned above was the main factor in me deciding to create a Gyosoopso rather than a Gongbubang when I was

Feeling Unmotivated to Grow My Business

So I’m sitting here, in my home, on a Saturday. I don’t need to be at my shop, though I can choose to open it and do some work, and maybe get some walk-in sales, but I don’t know. I do have some deliveries to make, but those are afternoon/evening deliveries. Also, I have a wedding to attend near Jamsil at around 12pm today, so I’m thinking of just hanging out till then. But at the same time, I’m thinking of buying more plants for the shop and checking out some new products that I could add to my offline and online shops. But I am kind of torn between just doing nothing and doing something, and obviously I know what I SHOULD do. But I just don’t feel all that motivated these days to grow my business. I am still technically growing my Flower business, and reply to messages/emails I

My Next Big Task – Updating my Ecommerce Website

I got a big task ahead of me, so on my Ecommerce website, which is a website that sells products, there are over 100 products that people can buy, and I am continuously adding products. I have the task of having to update every single product. And it can take a lot of time to update just one product. If you run a blog, then you’ll know how much time it can take to create or edit a single page/post.
What I have to do is add in new options for every single product. Right now, (on my site) you can’t really add items to one another without having to pay an additional delivery fee and there are some locations that are not included. But now, we have been able to figure out how to offer lower shipping/delivery fees and can deliver to other parts of Korea. And I want to

Having Trouble Figuring Out my Long Term Goals

I have been able to create an end goal, but still can’t figure out how to word what my long term goals are. I tried a few times to think about what to write, so that I can access my long term goals on this site as much as possible, but I just can’t get anything concrete. And this is a huge problem, because if I can’t figure out what my long term goals are, then I can’t figure out what my short term goals are, and if I don’t have any short term goals, then I won’t be able to reach my end goal. And I learned this somewhere, but is this even correct?
Do I really need to set long term goals and short term goals? I don’t know. I just think it is something anyone in business and entrepreneurship should be doing. To be honest, I am quite

What Would You Do As a Business Owner? – I’ll Pay You Later

When I was young, I remember a guy, and let’s just call him Man. I would usually just call him Guy, but I know a guy named Guy, so we’ll go with Man. Man used to frequent our grocery store in Toronto, Canada. He would buy items that he needed like milk, bread, etc. However, one day I noticed that he had a bunch of his receipts taped to our wall behind the counter. I asked my parents why he had these receipts here. They told me that they were Man’s receipts and that he asked if he could owe them once his welfare check came in. You see, my parents are very kind hearted and try to help others when possible. At the time, I was probably in middle school and I had mixed feelings about Man having a tab for his groceries.
This same guy one time showed up

Believing in Yourself

It is such a common phrase, “Believe in Yourself!” But it is such an important phrase, especially if you are an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are people who take risks, which means things don’t always go as planned, actually, they almost always never go as planned. When things don’t go as planned, it is easy to feel down. You begin to doubt the decision you made, you start thinking of the people who told you NOT to do what you are doing, and you start thinking about what a failure you are, or at least this is what I experienced. GET OVER YOURSELF! And this is the message I try to tell myself. I remember reading the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and he believed that he was allowed to feel bad for 5 minutes and then had to move on. I tried and try to do that, but I guess it’s

Delivering Products in Your Business

The other day, my wife and I wanted to have some chicken for dinner. Actually, I did, and my wife was cool enough to go with it. She ordered the chicken before I had arrived home. And my home is on the 5th floor of my building and our buzzer doesn’t work, which means I have to physically go to the front door and open it for guests. So I told my wife that I would just wait downstairs till the chicken arrived. She told me that it wouldn’t arrive for another 20-30 minutes, but I was cool with waiting. When the delivery guy arrived, he apologized a bunch of times and explained that they are really busy at that time. I told him that it was okay, because he arrived in the time frame he told us he would. Also, this guy looked to be in his 50’s or

Teaching English in Korea – My Door to Korea

Teaching English in Korea has been a job that people from all around the world with different goals and backgrounds have done. Teaching English in Korea is quite dear to my heart, because it allowed me to have the opportunity to come to my parents’ origin country and get paid to do something that I already enjoyed doing. I first came to teach in Korea in 2007 with EPIK, which is a program that hires Native English Teachers for provinces outside of Seoul. At the time, I just wanted to learn more about my culture, and to be honest, I needed to do something for the time being because I didn’t get into teacher’s college when I first applied.
I really enjoyed teaching English in Korea at that time because I was living in Cheonan, which is outside of Seoul and I was really being immersed in the culture because there

Getting Myself on the Right Track First

At the back of my mind, for the last 5, 6 years or so, I wanted to be THE business guy in Korea. This website/blog is supposed to be THE website for THE business guy in Korea. But as I was thinking of ways to create this site and began to add content, I realized that I still didn’t have a good idea of where exactly I wanted to be. That may be the main reason why I have been struggling to find motivation to further grow any of my businesses. It’s easy to just do the minimum and get by once you somewhat “make it”. And everyone’s “make it” is different than the next. For me, it was to get to a place where my wife and I don’t have to worry about making enough money to pay the bills and have some saved up to pay off loans

Waking Up Early

Today, I woke up early, nice! Actually, I shouldn’t be celebrating because it should be a habit for me, but at the same time, I do have my lazy days. In the end, my goal is to wake up early, so that I can start the day off right.
When I am in a groove and am having a productive week, I will wake up some time between 6:00am – 6:30am, do the dishes, make coffee, have some breakfast, check what flower orders are available, and now, blog. I have decided at this moment that I am going to blog every single day on this website in the morning. I used to do everything I just mentioned except that I would look through my Facebook feeds instead of blog. Even now I am tempted to check out the feeds. The excuse I give myself is, “I’m doing market research!” It’s kind