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Judy Herrmann

Learning From The Competition

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Traditional business planning experts stress the importance of conducting a  “competitive analysis” and it certainly offers some value.  Understanding the strengths, weaknesses and market position of the people you’re competing against can help you differentiate your business, anticipate client concerns or objections and position yourself more effectively.  But, it won’t necessarily help you push your business to the next level. Depending on your goals, evaluating the people you aspire to compete against can be just…

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Current Remedies for Copyright Infringement

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While ASMP diligently pursues improvements in Copyright legislation that will enable photographers to better protect their creative works.  The fact of the matter is that right now, we have to figure out the best way to work with the current system.  To that end, I’ve lined up a mix of regular and guest contributors this week and next, who will share their experiences and advice on what to do if you’re work is infringed.  ~…

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Heartfelt Thanks and a Fond Farewell…

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Dear Friends – When I joined ASMP back in 1995 during the first Strictly Business conference, I had no idea that I would become the President of my chapter, be elected to the National Board, serve as the National President or work as ASMP’s Director of Content Strategy.  It has been a wild and wonderful ride, but sadly, this Friday marks my last day in this role. The 20 years that I’ve been involved in…

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What’s New?

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It’s a new year and time for all of us to think about shedding the same-old, same-old and trying new tools, new techniques, and new approaches.  This week, our contributors share some of the new things they’re trying in their businesses, in the hopes it might inspire you to try a little something new yourself. ~Judy Herrmann, Editor

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Business as unUsual

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On November 7, 2012, ASMP launched our first monthly webinar series, Business as unUsual. The 30  programs I’ve been fortunate enough to produce since then have focused on providing still and motion photographers real-world information you can use right now to grow your business and our guest experts have done an amazing job of fulfilling that promise.  This week, we celebrate these 30 episodes by inviting you to sample some of the riches our speakers…

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Tis the Season…

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As we look forward to starting the 7th year of the ASMP Strictly Business Blog, I’d like to take a moment to look back and say a huge and heartfelt thank you to the many regular and guest contributors who have given so generously of their time and knowledge. Thanks also, to you, our readers, for giving meaning and purpose to the work we do here. An extra special thanks to goes out to our…

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Building Your Roadmap to Success

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Summer is ending and we’re already two-thirds of the way through 2015.  It’s the perfect time to dig in and start thinking about the roadmap you’re following – where you’ve been, where you want to go and whether you’re on track or need to tweak things a little. Those of you who’ve heard me speak, know that I’m a big proponent of making sure your career, your goals and your values are in alignment.  As…

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As those lazy days of summer morph into the crazy days of fall, it’s a great time to step back and put some thought into how you’re going to make the most of what’s left of 2015.  This week, our contributors share their thoughts, plans and inspirations as they gear themselves – and their businesses – up for fall. ~Judy Herrmann, Editor

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Easy Button

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Life is complicated enough.  Add being a photographer – let alone a self-employed photographer – and the complication factor goes through the roof!  This week, our contributors share tools, tips & tricks they use to make things a little easier. ~Judy Herrmann, Editor

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