Photography Business: Step by Step Startup Guide

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Entrepreneur Press, Jul 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 934 pages
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Picture Yourself a Success

If you have a talent for snapping great pictures, why not turn your hobby into a lucrative business? You can take portraits in a studio or on location, submit photos as a freelancer to newspapers and magazines, frame and display your favorite shots in a gallery, or record special events like weddings and sweet sixteen parties. No matter where your talents and interests lie, you can make a bundle from your work with this expert advice.

Learn how to:

Set up a functional studio and build a portfolio
Choose the right equipment for all types of photos-and find great deals on the cameras and accessories you need
Find paying jobs and market yourself professionally
Get great exposure for your work at art festivals, contests, galleries, local businesses and more
Protect yourself from legal concerns such as copyright infringement and privacy issues
Whether you want to earn a little extra money with a part-time business or set yourself up as a full-time, professional photographer, all the information you need to succeed is inside.

The First Three Years
In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges.
• Pin point your target market
• Uncover creative financing for startup and growth
• Use online resources to streamline your business plan
• Learn the secrets of successful marketing
• Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them
• Take advantage of hundreds of resources
• Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists

From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.

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You’ll find the following:

The Small Business Legal Toolkit
When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business.

Sample Business Letters
1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely
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