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How to start a home-based photography business

Author: Kenn Oberrecht
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, ©2010.
Series: Home-based business series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Product Description: This comprehensive guide-now in its 6th edition-contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow a photography business. The authors combine personal experience with expert advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based photography business, including: Organizing your business -- Getting clients and referrals -- Setting your rates  Read more...
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Oberrecht, Kenn.
How to start a home-based photography business.
Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)435419104
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenn Oberrecht
ISBN: 9780762766253 0762766255
OCLC Number: 841494897
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : facsimile, forms.
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1: Getting Started As A Home-Based Photographer --
How I got started in the business --
Should you start your own business? --
Amateur vs professional --
Part-time vs full-time photography --
Acquiring the knowledge and skills of photography --
Branches of home-based photogrpahy --
Photographer turned manager --
Quick quiz for the home -based photographer --
Chapter 2: Working Out Of Your Home --
Pros and cons of self-employment --
Setting up your business space --
Handling growth --
Working with others --
Separating business life from personal life --
3: Financial Planning --
Start-up costs --
Opening bank accounts --
Personal financial statement --
Columnar pads for accounting and bookkeeping --
Profit-and-loss projections and reports --
Balance sheets --
Cash-flow projections and reports --
Credit and borrowing --
Chapter 4: Financial Management --
Pricing for profit --
Managing accounts payable --
Managing accounts receivable --
Purchasing --
Chapter 5: Legal Aspects Of Your Photography Business --
Sole proprietorship --
Partnership --
Limited liability company --
Corporation --
Zoning ordinances --
Naming and licensing your business --
Hiring an attorney --
Insuring your home-based business --
Copyright --
Contracts --
Chapter 6: Writing A Business Plan --
Why you should write a business plan --
Tips for preparing your business plan --
Cover page --
Table of contents --
Executive summary --
Organizational plan --
Financial plan --
Management plan --
Marketing plan --
Appendices --
Chapter 7: Taxes And Record Keeping --
Using your home for your business --
Use test --
Using a vehicle in your business --
Using a computer in your business --
Business expenses --
Depreciation of business property --
Estimating your taxes --
Record keeping --
Capitalizing start-up costs --
Sales tax --
Chapter 8: Using A Computer In Your Business --
Getting started with a computer --
Hardware overview: what to consider --
Software overview --
Buying a computer system --
Setting up your computer --
Chapter 9: Managing Your Photography Business --
Setting goals --
Job planning, forecasting and scheduling --
Storage, filing, and retrieval systems --
Reference library --
Business files --
Dead files --
Photographic filing systems --
Problems in managing your business --
Productivity --
Business communication --
Chapter 10: Marketing Your Photography Business --
Creating a marketable reputation --
Importance of a web site --
Publicity and promotion --
Public relations --
Your portfolio --
Mounting, matting, and framing photographs --
Advertising your business --
Best of all advertising --
Developing new products, services, and markets --
Selected bibliography --
Source directory --
Associations --
Book publishers --
Camera and lens companies --
Camera bags, cases, straps, and belt systems --
Computer companies --
Courses, seminars, schools, and workshops --
Direct sales outlets: Business and office equipment and supplies --
Direct sales outlets: Computer products --Direct sales outlets: Photographic equipment and supplies --
Electronic flashers and accessories --
Film manufacturers --
Filters, screens and lens attachments --
Magazines --
Multifunction peripherals --
Photographic filing and storage systems and supplies --
Picture-framing tools and materials --
Tripods and accessories --
U S Government --
Index --
About the authors.
Series Title: Home-based business series.
Responsibility: Kenn Oberrecht, Rosemary DeLucco-Alpert.

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