Working Women Wednesday is a weekly highlight of the hard-working women within the Girl Gang. This week’s feature is Megan Robinson, Owner of Blossom Cleveland.
Your Local Girl Gang: Tell us about Blossom Cleveland. What is your mission statement? When did you launch your business?
Megan Robinson: We launched Blossom in March of 2018 and just opened up our first storefront in Lakewood in January. Our entire mission is happiness. Flowers make people happy. Doing something small (like gifting flowers to a friend or treating yourself) can have a positive effect on your mental health in a huge way.
YLGG: When and how did the idea for Blossom come to you?
MR: I was working in real estate and I was completely aching to release the creative side of me. I wanted to do something that brought me, and residually others, joy. I remembered the sense of peace I had when I did my own wedding flowers (I don’t recommend that, by the way,) and just jumped in head first. Our daughter’s name is Blossom so, obviously, we named the business after her.
YLGG: Growing up, what was your dream job?
MR: It’s kinda funny because I do work that was my “dream job” as a kid. I always imagined myself as this powerhouse of a woman wearing a suit to work and making important decisions and I worked super hard and overcame so, so, SO, much to be at the place I am now. I don’t talk about it often because for a while, I was afraid that people wouldn’t think I was good at one craft or the other if I was doing a lot. I am the Property Manager at a large office building downtown and I also actively sell residential real estate. Anyway, once I reached that point, I realized that I hate dressing up for work.
YLGG: What characteristic do you most admire in other entrepreneurial women?
MR: I love when women compliment and build one another up and really, really mean it. There’s nothing like meeting another entrepreneur who is absolutely killing it and instead of making you feel insecure, she is encouraging and down to earth.
YLGG: What piece of advice you would give to women starting their own businesses?
MR: Just do it. You will NEVER have enough time or money, and someone is always going to doubt you. Do YOU know you can do it? Good- now go do it.
YLGG: What do you like most about your workspace?
MR: Everything. Seriously, I had a vision in my head of a great place to meet up with friends, hang out, take photos for your IG feed, and build yourself something beautiful and I’m really proud of how it came together. I didn’t hire an architect or designer to do it; I wrote down my ideas on post-it notes, called my husband and mom and grandparents to come help me, and we roughed it out.
YLGG: What is something you could not go a day without?
MR: Prayer. It’s so easy to be anxious in a world of social media and finances and high highs and low lows but, for me, nothing is ever that serious because I serve a bigger purpose.