I think I mentioned it few times in the past but I didn't really have the chance to set up that many last year. So there you go, a new pop-up adventure is coming soon!
It is not the most immediate task to set up something temporary. Because you appear an disappear relatively quickly, you must have a very well organised plan on how to act effectively and at the right time. Sometimes you can go through services like AppearHere, Storefront etc however I have found more exciting to address my little project directly to the thousand lovely cafes and pubs in London.
You'll be surprised to see how many cool people out there who welcome your idea to sell some fresh and seasonal bouquets outside their doors. Everyone knows it: flowers are beautiful, they can make you smile and turn a lovely place into something wonderful...so why not?
The advantage of teaming up with pre-existing premises is that you can benefit from their established presence and relationship with the community itself. So they help you to make contacts and showcase your products while you help them by offering a new different service to their clients. Isn't that great?! Besides I love being out there, meet new people, learn about what they like and they don't, listen to their stories: it's just exciting!
I have to say I really love to see businesses helping each other and give their contribution, it is so meaningful and heart-warming in a world full of competition! Ah, I just remembered a brilliant quote I saw on one of those TFL boards on 12th Jan 2013 (!!) at Archway Tube Station. It was a bit of a tricky moment so I took a picture of it. Anyway It said "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great", Mark Twain.
So there you go! I have started my little project and had a small taste of how it could be (amazing obviously) last weekend. I still a couple of things to organise but it's so exciting to have your hands on new opportunities. There will be more to come and to be disclosed but for the moment I keep it for myself until it's time to actually shout it out!