01/10/2011 05:16 pm ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011

Bryan Burkhart, H.BLOOM: 27 Million And Counting

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the least, and no two entrepreneurial paths are exactly the same, whether they result in fame and fortune or just a few hard knocks.

There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. And 27 Million and Counting is our attempt to capture as many of these unique, only-in-America success stories as we can. The premise is simple -- we give entrepreneurs 60 seconds to share their stories, in their own words. We hope they will inspire, inform and maybe make you laugh. This is Bryan's story.

Name: Bryan Burkhart
Company: H.BLOOM
Location: New York
Fun Fact: Bryan and his co-founder Sonu Panda met as undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania and worked together at another company before starting H.BLOOM, despite having no experience in the flower business.


The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 1/10/11.