Archive for March, 2009

Thoughts on Pricing, Business and the Impact of Digital

Posted: March 31st, 2009

This next SB2 interview video installment (10 min, 30 sec) gives us a wide array of perspectives on our industry’s evolution and ideas on how we can make that work for business. Take a look and then share your thoughts. We have lots to learn from each other.

Knowledge is Power in a Negotiation

Posted: March 30th, 2009

Part of preparing for any negotiation is preparing yourself. Knowing the market, both geographic and specialty, in which you’ll be competing is critically important. A very handy tool right on your desktop is your computer. Mine is always on, always connected to the Internet, and I use it when a new client calls for a quote. As [...]

What can you do today, in this business climate, to get work now?

Posted: March 27th, 2009

Nothing. I know that sounds harsh, but anything you could do that might possibly bring in business now will, in the long run, hurt your business. Things like lowering your price, offering unlimited rights for the price of a year of web use, or shooting (heaven forbid!) on spec, might possibly get someone in your [...]

BUILDING YOUR OWN TEAM – The Accountant

Posted: March 25th, 2009

It is that tax time again. I just met my accountant for our semi annual cup of coffee to drop off my paperwork and financial records for him to use in preparing my taxes. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to know that I have someone on my team. Being [...]

What about paperwork?

Posted: March 25th, 2009

Today we hear what our photographers have to say about paperwork. (8 min, 10 sec) Proper paperwork, from estimates to invoices, is critical to your business success. We have samples on ASMP.org that can get you started, but first listen to what these guys have to say …

TAKE A HIKE, HIT THE ROAD, GET WET!

Posted: March 24th, 2009

Feeling creatively stuck?  Faced with a problem you just can’t solve?  Instead of hunkering down and focusing all your energies on finding the right solution, try getting away from it – mentally and physically. Experts tell us that people do their best thinking when they’re walking, driving or taking a shower. As a green alternative, [...]

Welcome

Posted: March 12th, 2009

Welcome to the ASMP Strictly Business Blog. We plan to bring you business tips, thought provoking ideas, useful resources, videos and podcasts all focused on professional photography. Our team of contributors are ASMP educators who will share posts you can enjoy with your morning coffee, on a break or a commute. Add the ASMP Strictly [...]