Category Archives: Business

Comparison in Business

Comparison in Business Comparison in business is the internal and silent ugly disease that can eat away at the joys of being a small business owner.  We seldom talk about it but man do we feel it eating through our core like a hungry worm through an apple.  We all deal with it and to…

5 Things Hurting Your Business

When we build a business, we never think that some of the things we are doing might just be hurting us and our ability to succeed.  This is even more important when we frequently move our business and need it to be on point and ready to go before we ever arrive at our new…

Planning for the Slow Season

The Slow Season For most photography businesses, the slow season runs from December through February depending on your geographical location.  In some places farther north with the lack of indoor studio space, it may run longer, so what do you do with that time where you may not be photographing as much? Rest We seem to…

A Dangerous Mindset in Business

A Dangerous Mindset in Business Where your mind is set can make or break your business.  One of the most dangerous mindsets we can fall into as business owners is the place where we say “What’s the point, I move in two years” and then go about our day and our business from that perspective….

Scheduling Your Business

Scheduling and Business I love schedules and knowing what comes next.  I am a creature of habit and I thrive best in a well functioning and orderly space.  That being said, my husband also calls me the “Pile Queen” because when life gets busy, my system of scheduling, workflow, and organization tends to look a…

Privacy and Your Business

Privacy and Business I sat in a mentoring session a few weeks ago with a new photographer.  Her website is launching soon and she was struggling to figure out what to blog about.  She wanted her family and her life to remain private which left her feeling like she was between a rock and a…

The Romance of Pricing

Pricing and Romance in Your Business A few years back I realized that I was in love with my pricing but our romance was not getting me anywhere!  I was looking at the relationship I had with my pricing through rose colored glasses and not the harsh light of reality.  It took my sweet business…

An Experience Matters

Why the Experience Matters We are just settling back in from our week long trip to DC and as a family who love history, art, and good food, we were in heaven.  As a business owner, I spent this morning reflecting on that trip as I edited our photos and the one thing that stuck…

A Time for Rest

A Time for Rest I was starting to lay out schedules and meetings for the rest of 2016 last night and couldn’t believe the summer has zipped by already.  J and I were chatting over a glass of wine and reruns of Malcolm in the Middle and realized it had been two whole years since we took a…

Business Education

Education When I started this business, it really wasn’t one.  The reality was that it was a hobby where I got to create pretty artwork and be creative.  There was no attention paid to PNL statements or ROI and there certainly was no type of workflow.  The honest truth was that the business ran me…

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