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Strictly Business 3 – this Week in Philadelphia

By Strictly Business Blog

There is still time to sign up for SB3 in Philadelphia. Go HERE to register. This is the only East coast stop for this conference. Don’t miss the event everyone is talking about … “It will be your wake up call on how to be a professional photographer whether its new to you, you’re in a slump or you need a refresher.” – Jim Goldstein “No Matter what experience level or age there was something…

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The Fridge Account: A Personal Budget Perspective

By Strictly Business Blog

Take your yearly discretionary budget (for this exercise, what you would spend on non-reimbursable food, gas, entertainment etc. Personal stuff). Divide by 365 to give you a daily allowance. Post that number on your fridge.  It’s your Fridge Account. At the end of the day, if you have anything left from your allowance, add that remainder to your Fridge Account.  If you spent more than allowed, subtract the difference.  Watch it grow…or shrink. Now you can…

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Do You Overuse Email?

By Strictly Business Blog

Overly frequent e-mail promotions and updates can have an effect opposite of what you have intended. It may only be e-mail, but if you are not sending a new project, or have another relevant update, stick to a once every two, three or four month mailing. You don’t want a simple e-mail to be the thing irritates the client and comes between you and a job.

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Will Your Likability Help You Succeed?

By Strictly Business Blog

At the start of a new year, many photographers focus on building their revenue by focusing on finding new clients for their services. Those prospective clients, like all of us, solve their daily challenges by selecting people and services that add the most value to their lives. Most photographers define “providing value” based on the cost, quality and type of photographic services they provide. As we have all found, however, photographic services are often viewed…

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