Photography Business: Step-by-Step Startup Guide by Entrepreneur PressPicture 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.
This kit includes:
� Essential industry and business-specific startup steps with worksheets, calculators, checklists and more.
� Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years.
� Downloadable, customizable business letters, sales letters, and other sample documents.
� Entrepreneur’s Small Business Legal Toolkit.
Step-by-Step Startup Guides
There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, you do need a strong plan and the drive to see it through. Let's start with the most basic question: Why do you want to start a business? Use this question to guide what kind of business you want to start.
These two-part guides include the same industry-specific startup steps found in our Start Your Own Series PLUS our bestselling startup guide, Start Your Own Business —taking you through the first three years of business. All supported with worksheets, checklists, calculators, and our downloadable resource kit. Committing to your business vision is step one—this is step two. Date of Birth Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year Receive exclusive offers, new release updates and more.
Before writing your plan
Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. Starting a business is a huge commitment. Entrepreneurs often fail to appreciate the significant amount of time, resources, and energy needed to start and grow a business. If you're considering launching a startup, these 35 invaluable tips should be required reading. You will almost always want to start the business as an S corporation giving you favorable flow through tax treatment , a C corporation which is what most venture capital investors expect to see , or a limited liability company LLC. None of those are particularly expensive or difficult to set up.