How to Start a Home-Based Photography Business

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Globe Pequot, Dec 1, 2005 - Photography - 243 pages
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I felt this book had a lot of relevant information, even though it was slightly outdated (film vs digital) but the basics never change and Kenn Oberrecht writes them well Read full review

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Contents

Getting Started as a HomeBased Photographer
1
Should You Start Your Own Business?
4
Amateur vs Professional
8
PartTime vs FullTime Photography
9
Learning the Craft of Photography
11
Branches of HomeBased Photography
14
Photographer Turned Manager
15
Working Out of Your Home
19
Using a Computer in Your Business
119
Business Expenses
120
Depreciation of Business Property
121
Estimating Your Taxes
124
Capitalizing StartUp Costs
128
Sales Tax
129
Using a Computer in Your Business
131
Getting Started with a Computer
132

The Pros and Cons of SelfEmployment
20
Setting Up Your Business Space
23
Handling Growth
29
Working with Others
30
Separating Business Life from Personal Life
34
Financial Planning
37
StartUp Costs
38
Opening Bank Accounts
40
The Personal Financial Statement
41
Columnar Pads for Accounting and Bookkeeping
42
ProfitandLoss Projections and Reports
43
Balance Sheets
46
Credit and Borrowing
51
Financial Management
53
Pricing for Profit
55
Managing Accounts Payable
58
Managing Accounts Receivable
60
Purchasing
65
Is the Lowest Price Always the Best Price?
72
The Legal Aspects of Your Photography Business
75
Partnership
76
Corporation
78
Zoning Ordinances
79
Hiring an Attorney
82
Insuring Your HomeBased Business
83
Copyright
85
Contracts
88
Writing a Business Plan
93
Why You Should Write a Business Plan
94
Organizing Your Business Plan
96
Cover Page
97
Table of Contents
98
The Financial Plan
100
The Management Plan
105
The Marketing Plan
106
Appendices
108
Taxes and Record Keeping
109
Using Your Home for Your Business
111
Use Test
112
Using a Vehicle in Your Business
115
Hardware Overview
136
Software Overview
141
Buying a Computer System
142
Computer and Software Sources
143
Managing Your Photography Business
153
Setting Goals
154
Storage Filing and Retrieval Systems
167
Business Files
170
Photographic Filing Systems
174
Problems in Managing Your Business
180
Productivity
182
Business Communication
185
FollowUp
187
Procrastination
188
Marketing Your Photography Business
189
Publicity and Promotion
190
Public Relations
191
Your Portfolio
196
Advertising Your Business
197
The Best of All Advertising
202
Internet Marketing
203
Developing New Products Services and Markets
208
Selected Bibliography
215
Source Directory
217
Camera and Lens Companies
218
Camera Bags Cases Straps and Belt Systems
220
Computer Companies
221
Courses Seminars and Schools
223
Computer Products
225
Photographic Equipment and Supplies
226
Electronic Flashes and Accessories
227
Film Manufacturers
228
Filters Screens and Lens Attachments
229
Multifunction Peripherals
231
PictureFraming Tools and Materials
232
Tripods and Accessories
233
US Government
234
Index
235
About the Author
244
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Kenn Oberrecht is the author of more than two dozen books, and has written for such magazines as Modern Photography, Sports Illustrated, and The Writer. He has taught both photography and writing at the university level, and is currently a freelance photographer and writer working out of his home in Oregon.

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