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Should photography contracts be signed with your name or business name?
Running a successful business is not always easy and it requires you to have a good balance of personal touch and necessary formality. Don’t let personal relationships cause you to avoid necessary business practices. How you sign your business contracts is extremely important because you need to show your clients and the world that your personal life and business operations are entirely separate things.  Regardless of who you are photographing...
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5 Reasons to NOT be a Sole Proprietorship
Many times people start out in the creative field part time or with great uncertainty as to whether they are going to “make it” in business.   For these reasons, many of you may be sitting on a dangerous risk pile of sole proprietorship (SP) formation. Yes, because I will undoubtedly get emails saying there is a time and place for SP businesses. You are correct, however, I don’t feel...
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What To Know When Hiring a CPA or Attorney For Your Photography Business
Outsourcing some of the more technical components of your business to another professional such as a certified public accountant or attorney can be daunting for many reasons including cost, trust, and even loss of control. For most small business owners, however, it signifies the growth and success of your business up to this point and is the next, smartest step to ensure continued success. Before we move ahead, though, I...
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Making the most of tax deductions for donated products and services
  As a Photographer, or as part of your Photography business, you may be asked to participate in any of the above by donating goods and services. It may even be part of your marketing or operating plan to give back to your community in some or all of these ways. How do you best contribute while also making sure that you and your business make the most of available...
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