Helpful tips on everything from running a smoother business to creating a better work/life balance—plus insights into productivity and inspiration.
Five mistakes female business owners make
Female business owners have a lot going for them. For one, women are starting new businesses one-and-half times faster than men. They are also leaders in using their businesses to give back to the community. Still, there are many unique challenges to running a business and some key pitfalls female business owners, especially, should avoid.
Five things I’ve learned from being an “ambassador of buzz”
Guest blogger Jonathan Kay is the tireless community builder for Grasshopper, a provider of virtual phone systems. He gets attention for the brand by nurturing important relationships -- often one person at a time. We asked him to share with us some of the lessons he's learned so far.
What should you charge a client who wants to “go viral” with your images?
Jim Pickerelle tackles a difficult question posted in LinkedIn’s ASMP group about copyright, and how to approach tough requests from clients. This article was originally written by Jim Pickerell for Black Star Rising and reprinted here with permission, as part of Photographer’s Month.
If starting a photography business were easy, they'd package one free with every digital camera. So Allen Murabayashi, CEO of Photoshelter, shared his tips and advice on starting out in the photography industry in a recent webinar.
Top five tips to turn your passion for photography into a business
So you've decided to take the plunge and take your passion for photography to the next level (i.e. make money!). Using your passion as a foundation for a business is definitely a great start, since you are doing what you love. But running a photography business is not just about taking pictures, and there are a number of things you need to think about to ensure your passion doesn't turn into a chore.
Six tips for managing a seasonal photography business
As a wedding photographer, I like the seasonality of the business. With my work concentrated in the summer and pleasanter months of the year, I can take some time off in the winter months. I still have meetings and portrait sessions, but I can get away with working a few hours a day versus eight to 12.