By Josephine Sun

María Alejos is the owner of Blossom Flower Studio, a custom floral home studio based in Cedar Park, Texas that specializes in creating artistically designed floral arrangements and installations for weddings and life event celebrations. Her company designs and set up each event with care and thought, making sure that the result reflects the client’s vision. In addition to its floral design services, Blossom Flower Studio also offer floral workshops.

María Alejos was certified in the Los Angeles Flower School and worked for many years in prestigious design studios in California. After moving to Texas, she continued her education with Intrigue Designs which is run by Sarah Campbell.

María shares her experience as a client with EGBI.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

My birthday is on January 16th, which is close to Martin Luther King Day. Thus, every few years, my birthday is on a national holiday, and it makes me feel really lucky because it makes my day more special to have my family and friends celebrate with me.

Another fun fact about me is that I am very creative during cooking time. I love to cook and explore different flavors. During many years I have collected many cook books of worldwide dishes recipes, including my Peruvian food. I just see the ingredients and the picture, and I never look for instructions! Sometimes, I use other ingredients to make healthier meals, which results in a delicious dish and, of course, the presentation in a decorated table with flowers is the final touch and is very important for me.

“EGBI taught me all the essential tools to start a business and gave me all the support and resources that I still need to succeed.” María Alejos

How did you first find out about EGBI?

I found the information in a flyer at an entrepreneur event in Austin. I contacted them immediately, and I started the classes on January 16th. I still remember because it was both my birthday and the beginning of my entrepreneur journey. I have been with EGBI for the past 8 years.

How did EGBI help your business? What service did you benefit from?

EGBI taught me all the essential tools to start a business and gave me all the support and resources that I still need to succeed. An entrepreneur needs to have many talents in order to function, and in my case, just to be creative with my flower designers was not enough. Now, I am in the first month of a EGBI 90 Days to Biz Success Program directed by Joni Foster with a fabulous group of business owners.

Why should people consider supporting an organization like EGBI?

EGBI will keep giving all those essential resources for entrepreneurs, such as support from companies and donations. There are also many ways to consider helping EGBI, such as contributing with money donations, participating in the galas every year and donating time as volunteers or donating products or services.

EGBI provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business. If you would like to support our efforts, please visit our website