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Strictly Business Blog

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What about paperwork?

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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 …

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BUILDING YOUR OWN TEAM – The Accountant

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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 a photographer is a business, and although it is important to be creative with the photographs we produce, it’s not…

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TAKE A HIKE, HIT THE ROAD, GET WET!

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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, biking offers fast-paced scenery changes to stimulate your creativity. And if exercise doesn’t do it for you, meditation might. For…

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Welcome

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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 Business Blog to your daily routine and start focusing on your business now. We start off with a bang by…

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