May 21, 2014

How I Got Started: Planting the seeds of 1-800-flowers.com

Posted in Business at 1:18 am by dinaheng

How did a nighttime social worker at the St. John’s Home for Boys in Queens, N.Y. get the audacity to think he could launch a national chain of flower shops? As Jim McCann says of his younger self, “Sometimes naivete can be an asset.” McCann parlayed a single shop into the easy to remember 1-800-Flowers.com. Today, it’s a florist and gift-shop company that serves 70 countries and generated $1 billion in revenue last year.

To read the complete story in Fortune magazine, click here.

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