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Williams Florist

Published 4:20pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NAMES: Charlie and Ida Williams

NAME OF BUSINESS: Williams Florist

ADDRESS: Shands Shopping Center on Main Street, Courtland

PHONE NUMBER: 653-2042

OPERATING HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturday

E-MAIL ADDRESS: Charlieida@williamsfloristsofVa.com

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Full-service florist with delivery

OWNERS: Charlie and Ida Williams

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two

YEAR FOUNDED: 1985

PRIOR LOCATIONS: 115 W. Second Ave., Franklin

HOW’S BUSINESS GOING? Great

ONE THING YOU WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: Great prices and freshest flowers in town

SOMETHING YOU OFFER THAT A CUSTOMER WON’T FIND ELSEWHERE: Personal care for every customer. We use fresh and silk flowers.

ADVICE TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Don’t give up on your dreams

YOUR FIRST JOB: Picking cotton and working on a farm

YOUR ROLE MODEL: Our fathers

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS: Faith in God, love what you do, honest and being on time.

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