This Family Photo Keeps the Edible Arrangements Founder Focused on Growth

It was taken when he received his 28th order, and today reminds him to work through the inevitable hard times.
Source: Courtesy of Tariq Farid
Courtesy of Tariq Farid

In 1986, when I was 17, I bought a tiny, 600-square-foot flower shop with a loan from a family friend. My mother was my first employee. I would drop her off on my way to high school and come back afterward to run the shop. me the fundamentals of . 

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