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Amateur Photography & Home Improvement

By Strictly Business Blog

Last week my wife and I began renovating our master bedroom. We hired a professional flooring expert to install the floors and a finish carpenter to complete the baseboards. We prepped the room for the flooring and painted the walls and trim. Hiring professionals to do the important detail work like the floors and baseboards was absolutely the right decision. They were able to finish those projects in much less time than we could have…

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SB3 Chicago – Roundtable Participants Selected

By Strictly Business Blog

From a competitive field of applicants, four photographers have been selected to participate in the Chicago SB3 Roundtable Discussion on new business models. Jenna Close Clark Dever Jason Gardner David Spielman These photographers will openly share and receive feedback on their business models and future prospects.  Our thanks to all who applied. We hope you’ll join us at this last Strictly Business Conference stop.  REGISTER HERE.

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Reduce your Competition Through Loyalty

By Strictly Business Blog

There are usually a couple of reasons why a client initiates working with a photographer for the first time. It’s often our style of shooting, our approach, or our expertise that distinguishes us from our competitors in the mind of a client. But it’s usually a different set of values that builds a client’s loyalty and keeps them coming back time and again. Those values are often based on how we serve the relationship as…

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What’s new in social media?

By Strictly Business Blog

What with all the noise on the Web, it can be tough to keep current with updates to social media platforms. Here are a few worthy of noting: Linkedin has updated its company search.  Now you can search companies based on criteria such as location, how close companies are to your network, or keywords related to the business. Facebook has updated all pages for personalities, brands and businesses to look more like personal pages.  You…

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Let Them Know Your Status

By Strictly Business Blog

I honestly can’t remember why I joined Facebook.  I suspect it was because everyone else was doing it.  For someone who still doesn’t have a TV, iPhone or a GPS,  it was a big step. That was a while back and since then I have found the social media site to be a great business tool.  While I’m not aware of having ever booked a job directly from Facebook, I am continually inspired, educated and…

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LinkedIn – A Powerful Client Research Tool

By Strictly Business Blog

LinkedIn has become my most important tool for identifying new clients. While not as popular or user friendly as facebook, LinkedIn has a different culture and is much more about business. Every time I have a new person “link in” with me in LinkedIn, I will add their e-mail address to my Constant Contact mail list. I will also add the person and their company information to my database. I look up and bookmark their…

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