Business blossoms for local florist

2019-02-13 06:02
photo: andile sitholeYoulandi Naidoo.

photo: andile sitholeYoulandi Naidoo.

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THE love of growing different flowers at an early age motivated Greytown florist, Youlandi Naidoo, to open a floral business.

At a young age she spent her time in the garden playing around flowers at her home in Richards Bay. Little did she know that one day she would become one of the fastest-growing floral businesswoman in town.

Her name is not new to some in Greytown as she studied at Greytown High, before she completed her studies in floristry at Empangeni in March 2017.

“This is my first business. Both my parents were working, but never had any businesses. I worked in schools and retail businesses before starting my flower business. I realised that the flower industry was something that people are not keen to [expand in]. I decided to come with something new for the Greytown community,” Naidoo said.

Her grandmother was her source of inspiration and she said she was helpful when she needed assistance.

Danori’s Florist is situated at the Wimpy Centre, 160 Pine Street. “The shop name is the first three letters of each of our sons’ names. Our sons’ names are Danté and Orion, hence the name Danori’s.”

Naidoo started from humble beginnings and grew her business. Naidoo and her husband, Deon Naidoo, are co-founders in the business.

“We wanted to try something new for our community ...” said Deon.

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