What does your business do?
I create pieces of Art using
beautiful vases that I purchase and
make beautiful floral arrangements
and deliver them to assisted living
facilities and Veterans. Those who
have been forgotten I try to bring a
smile to their faces every base is
made with love!
When and why did you start the biz?
I began my business in January of
2018 I started it as an ACT of
RANDOM KINDNESS. Using my own money
to start it off it has grown through
word-of-mouth unfortunately I am not
a wealthy woman I am a single mother
of three. I began doing this because
my mother had been in a nursing home
I worked in a nursing home I've seen
people who have been mistreated
families that have put them there
and left them there and never have
come back to visit. I have a family
full of VETERANS and if you are a
true American you know what they
have been through and I feel
everyone can do something for them I
am just a small percentage that felt
flowers for friends would let them
know that I Layla Aust and my
creations let them know I care.
Where's your office?
Well my office is in two rooms one
is my large dining room table where
I make the floral arrangements I do
my paperwork outside on my patio and
I have a small desk with a filing
cabinet I try to think that I am
organized to the best of my ability.
What's the most fun part?
The Smiles and the way it makes me
feel inside when you do something
for people and don't want anything
in return there's a special feeling
Anything you would have done differently?
To others who have an idea follow it
through and be true with
yourself.Are you going to do it and
stick with it like it's your new
child. Once you start you CAN'T give
up when things get a little rocky!
What advice do you have for others?
Don't jump head first into your idea
you won't like the bump on your head
😉. Make sure you have a plan, write
it down a couple of times and review
it.I tripled checked everything.Make
sure it's aaolid plan.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Idea Cafe I believe has the
experience and knowledge I do not
have yet,and are able to help with
solid ideas to improve my business
and possibly lead me in the right
direction for funding so I can
continue working with something I
love and means so much to others.
Prior jobs or business?
I was an office administrator for
6yrs.in Newyork working for the
largest General Contractor in N.Y.C.
I then moved to Florida and did some
more office work but the pay wasn't
good so I became a professional
Bartender for 22 years.
What are your pets' names?
Apache he is a black Lab, Goldie she is a gold Lab, Loki & Baxter are our boy cats and Pinsy she is our little girl kitten
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Loki & Apache try they are very
interested in what mommy is doing.
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
I was an alcoholic since the age of
14. I have been SOBER now for 4
years I have always had the idea in
the back of my mind. Unfortunately
the alcohol seemed to ruin all my
dreams and creativeness that was in
me. Since being sober I've
accomplished more in 4 years then in
my entire life. I know "Crazy" rite.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
My amazing Husband
&Tina and Mrs.Alice Shea who said
follow your heart.
837 Poinciana Rd
Venice, FL 34293