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Our First Week of Business Quick Tips

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ACCOUNTING TIP – pre-filled W-9 Form When working with a new client, after the job is complete and delivered the next step will be to send an invoice to get paid. David Oster, my accountant recommends having an IRS Form W-9 filled out and ready to send to new clients with your invoices. The W-9 will be requested by the accountant in the payable department so they will have the basic IRS required information, including…

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A Social Media Strategy

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“There are no small decisions in moviemaking.” Change moviemaking to photography and that Sidney Lumet quote can teach us a lot about our photography and the business of. Jack Hollingsworth, an Austin based Photographer and Content Creation Partner, and a student of social media and marketing, spoke recently at the Picture Archive Council of America conference on Social Networking as the newest place to do business. “Tools in the hand of a craftsperson make art,…

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Pieces of Your Promotional Puzzle

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We end the week with two marketing posts, so don’t miss Richard Kelly’s post on social media sites below … both of these messages have ASMP benefits with deadlines, so we didn’t want to wait to share them with you. There is not one way or one approach for marketing your business. A successful business strategy requires that you define your message and then get that message out in a variety of venues – your…

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It’s The Idea

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I’m often asked by people “What kind of video camera should I buy?” I must confess that question drives me crazy. It’s kind of like someone asking me what kind of car they should buy. But at least with cars – the end result is pretty much the same – you need something to get you from here to there. I think in this time of fast moving technology with even 10 year olds uploading…

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Our Final Video From SB2

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We are emphasizing marketing tools again this week because they are so important. Today we offer you the final video drawn from the Strictly Business 2 conference lectures. In this video, Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua outlines a clear process for defining your message and refining your marketing. (30min, 29sec) (Editor’s note: This video has been withdrawn.)

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The Hat Trick

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When you get overwhelmed with marketing and/or business things and you don’t know where to begin because there is so much to do, try this: Make a list of tasks you want/need to accomplish–these should be very specific like “pay outstanding A/P” or “research 10 new potential targets” or “shoot something for myself” Print the list (or if you have handwritten it, skip this step) Cut the page(s) so that you have 1 task per…

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