Rising Tide Society | TuesdaysTogether on Pricing at Cote Designs

Rising Tide Society

Jun 15, 2016

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TuesdaysTogether days are always one of my favorite days of every month. It’s a guaranteed brain booster and I always leave feeling encouraged, full (in heart and belly), and with some great business wisdom! Yesterday’s meet-up was the 2nd annual held at Cote Designs! You may remember that last year we had the privilege of learning how to make a bouquet from Karin! It was such a huge hit, and we were so grateful she hosted us again this year. A big thank you to Karin & her team for making it possible! We discussed all things Pricing, and then got to stay after the meeting to play at a Boutonniere Bar. I’m excited to share a few images of the fun and takeaways from our time together:

1. While pricing is a seemingly scary thing to talk about, it is amazing what a welcoming environment of like-minded people can do! Everyone shared openly about their pricing best practices and struggles, and we were all reminded that we’ve all been “there” and are still “there!” What we all came away with was a bit more confidence in pricing for our bottom line and our worth, creating quality work, and encouraging each other along the way!

2. Being a part of a group that spans everything from photographers to florists to antique shop owners (and this month, even a veterinarian!) reminds you that pricing & business is a bit different for every industry. Some of us offer products, some services, and some a combination of both! For this particular meeting we broke into smaller groups after a large group discussion to get into the nitty-gritty of each individual industry. Photographers could talk package pricing structure while product folks could talk wholesale. Having the chance to really hone in on our particular type of business was so valuable and eye opening! And the general consensus, we all have similarities and differences, but everyone does what works for their particular situation and their ideal client!

3. Finally, every time I have the chance to learn the in’s and out’s from other creative industries, I gain so much respect for all they do! What seems like a simple little boutonniere takes time and practice to create, all with principles and tools of the trade I never would have imagined. It was amazing to see how Karin creates bouts that will last through endless hugs and withstand the heat of Augusta! Thank you so much for sharing, Karin, and giving us all a little flower love!

Such a great day – and I can’t wait for July’s meeting! If you’re local to Augusta and interested in being a part, join the Facebook group! And if you’re not in Augusta, find a chapter near you or join the fun & education of the Rising Tide Society online!

  1. Judith Chauvette

    June 15th, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Oh wow, that looks awesome!!! I wanna come next time ^_^

  2. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Come on down! We love visitors!

  3. Judith Chauvette

    June 15th, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Oh wow, that looks awesome!!! I wanna come next time ^_^

  4. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Come on down! We love visitors!

  5. Alex

    June 15th, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I didn’t get to make it to ours last night sadly! Looks like you guys had a great time. Cheers from Virginia 😊

  6. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Love that you’re a part of RTS in Virginia! Cheers from Augusta!

  7. Kayla

    June 15th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    That is such a cute idea! Love it!!

  8. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    We had such fun! Always love to get to talk business and then make pretty things!

  9. Kayla

    June 15th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    That is such a cute idea! Love it!!

  10. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    We had such fun! Always love to get to talk business and then make pretty things!

  11. Kimberly Haydn

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    What an awesome meeting idea! I would love to learn how to arrange flowers- when I try it never looks nearly as good as when the florists do it 🙂 I hope you’re feeling great about your pricing after getting the confidence boost at the meeting!

  12. Kimberly Haydn

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    What an awesome meeting idea! I would love to learn how to arrange flowers- when I try it never looks nearly as good as when the florists do it 🙂 I hope you’re feeling great about your pricing after getting the confidence boost at the meeting!

  13. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Florists are magicians I think!! So much talent!

  14. Elena

    June 16th, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Well this was just the best.

  15. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    What a fun meeting – so glad you could be there! We’ll miss you when you move!!

  16. Elena

    June 16th, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Well this was just the best.

  17. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    What a fun meeting – so glad you could be there! We’ll miss you when you move!!

  18. Natalie

    June 16th, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Great post & of course, gorgeous pics, Lauren!

  19. Lauren Carnes

    June 17th, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you so much!! Loved having you there!

  20. Natalie

    June 16th, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Great post & of course, gorgeous pics, Lauren!

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