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Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters: legal preparations

Natural disasters strike with little warning. The last year has seen hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes and that’s barely scratching the surface. Many photographers affected by natural disasters have found themselves facing challenges they never could have considered. The statistics from the Small Business Administration suggest that one-third of the business affected by natural disasters never...
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Should photography contracts be signed with your name or business name?

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...
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Building Business Affiliations For Your Photography Business

Building Business Affiliations For Your Photography Business

Have you ever noticed when you’re out in public that crowds tend to gather? Traffic backs up for no reason in certain spots? This is because humans are creatures who naturally want and gravitate towards companionship. To be around the group and others – even if subsconciously. If you look around the world you’ll see natural pairings and companionships...
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How using photography contract templates can save you money

How using photography contract templates can save you money

  Using photography contract templates can save you time and money. Starting up any business is a costly endeavor; this is especially true in the photography industry. Startup costs can be astronomical due to having to secure the correct equipment and ensuring it is of professional quality. Also, a startup has a lot of moving parts which have...
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Should I use the word "deposit" or "retainer" in my photography contract

Should I use the word “deposit” or “retainer” in my photography contract

It is best practice as a photographer to clearly establish your deposit/retainer policy within the terms and conditions of your contract. In fact, a deposit/retainer policy is an essential contract policy for a successful photography business.   Before we talk about the terms “deposit” and “retainer”, let’s first talk about why you should be requiring...
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