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Things I Wish I Knew in Business I started taking portraits back in 2007 when friends and neighbors were deploying to Iraq left and right.  The value of a portrait was foremost in our minds but for me the concept of running a business was not.  I was a middle school art teacher at the time…

Giving Back Through Photography This week we are taking a look at the idea of giving back not only with your time but with your talent.  As military spouses we move all over the world and see a vast array of communities and needs.  As photographers, we have a talent that can often help those…

Part 2 of Rebranding for a Move Last week Elise Kluge shared with us her knowledge about branding and when and why you may need to rebrand your business.  Today she joins us again to share how to adjust your brand strategy. Excuse me, what? How do I adjust my brand strategy? If you are…

Rebranding You only get one chance to make a good first impression, especially when you are moving to a new location.   So before relocating your business, consider one vital question: will your brand leave a positive first impression on your new customers?  In today’s guest post from my brand and website designer, Elise Kluge,…

My Client Went to Someone Else Nothing can stress a small business owner more than losing clients to a competitor.  We have all been there and walked through that experience.  It can hurt your ego and yes, it does sting initially but how you handle it is what is of utmost importance.  Do you go…

Rebranding for a Move Part 2 » The Restart SpecialistApril 11, 2017 - 2:33 am

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Working with a Second Shooter When you are working with a second shooter there are many facets to consider.  From training to contracts to personality, all facets of bringing someone into your business need to be factored in.  In the first part of the series I addressed how many people often search for second shooters on…

Assistant Photographers Last week we talked about finding assistant photographers to second shoot on wedding days.  Once you have a list of potential candidates there are a few things to do before you hire them, once you have hired them, and even after you have worked together. Review Their Work Before hiring a second shooter…

Working with a Second Shooter » The Restart SpecialistMarch 21, 2017 - 9:57 am

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Profit and Pricing There are two things you need to know if you are ever going into the Shark Tank or just simply running a small business.  You need to know your profit and your pricing.  We are huge fans of the show S and in our house we make predictions at the start of the…

Locating an Assistant Photographer How often do you see someone posting in a local photography group looking for an assistant photographer or second shooter on a wedding day?  I get it, there are multiple reasons to be looking for one but is this simply creating more work than it’s worth?  So how do you go…

Hustling in Reverse Never getting enough done but feeling like you are a master at multitasking is at the core of why I felt like I never accomplished enough in my 24 hours.  I felt like I was starting a project but never could quite complete it and gave up.  My clients took first priority but…

My Client Went to Someone Else » The Restart SpecialistMarch 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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