We are excited to announce the launch of H.Bloom University, a business and leadership training program for H.Bloom employees in three core areas: sales, operations and management. In the future, we will expand H.Bloom University to include programs for Floral Design and other functions across the company.
In 2011, we launched the SEED Program for Startup Education and Entrepreneurial Development, a formal talent development initiative to train future leaders to run local H.Bloom operations across the country. Since then, we have had five people graduate successfully from the program, and we have two more individuals participating in the program today. We have seen extraordinary accomplishments from our SEED graduates. After just one year running his own H.Bloom market, our first graduate has built a local operation that employs 12 full time people and has achieved a revenue run-rate of nearly $1.5 million. Another graduate recently opened our fifth market, Dallas, setting the record for the best new-market-growth in our history.
With H.Bloom University, we will give members of our sales, operations, and management teams the opportunity to participate in similar training. H.Bloom University will run in six-month cycles and is broken down into a series of interactive training modules. Each module is led by experienced H.Bloom staff and consists of case readings, class lectures, group discussions and skills practice.
At H.Bloom, we believe we have the opportunity to impact the world in a positive way, by hand-delivering the joys of life in local markets throughout the country. We believe that we must invest in our people and help them develop their talents in order to do this at a world-class level. H.Bloom University is designed to help members of our team achieve greatness in their individual roles and to prepare them for opportunities to come.
We will continue to live by the words of John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
If you want to be a part of H.Bloom, we’d love to hear from you. See where we’re hiring at hbloom.com/jobs