Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

It's a no-brainer that providing excellent customer service is crucial to the growth of your business. But, have you considered how your level of customer service relates to the amount of fun you have working with some clients? You likely aren't as attentive to the ones who drive you crazy. The

Are You A Flake?

Are You A Flake?

You’re reviewing notes for a business meeting that is scheduled to start now, but the other person hasn’t yet showed up (or connected to the conference call). Waiting, waiting… Fifteen minutes pass, then twenty, and your partner/client/accountant/(applicable title) still hasn’t made an appearance or

TipSheet Posted - The Meaning of Success


I am going to let you in on a very personal conversation with a friend that I had just two weeks ago. The topic was the meaning of success. Business owners should give serious thought to what success means to us because it determines the way we run our businesses. Do you want a little or a lot?

Three Steps To Achieve Your Goals

How To Execute

Now that the summer has officially started and we are at the half year mark already, let's take a look at the goals we've set at the beginning of the year. We had great plans to take our photography business to the next level, but how is the implementation going? Here is a very typical scenario: 

How To Manage In a Changing Industry


Change is great when you have successfully gone through it, but I don’t know anyone who enjoys the usually painful process of growth that change forces on us. Wouldn’t it be easier just to stay put and hunker down, and wait out tough times? Or can we face that our old ways that once worked no longer

The Photographer's Guide to Twitter

Twitter Guide Image

Photoshelter has posted their most recent guide, The Photographer's Guide to Twitter. This is a great tool for getting your work out there in the most popular social media today, twitter! From Photoshelter: Here's our latest guide out today, The Photographer's Guide to Twitter, which

Business Networking - What is my affect on others?

In the world of business networking, you are spending a lot of time interacting with other people.  What is your affect on them?  How do they think of you? How do your interactions make them think of you? Many times I have seen people who have been involved with a networking group get so

Getty Images Race To The Bottom

Marketing for your photography business

Recently Getty Images announced the availability of over 3 Million images for free to anyone who wants them.  I had to stop and pause. Generally speaking I have no issue to voice my opinion, but in this case I had a feeling that there was more to it. Something didn't add up. I wondered WHY would an

Do As I Say Not As I Do

Can't see clearly

Do as I say not as I do. Here are four steps that can help you get past the roadblocks in your life. One of my passions is to help my clients create the life and business of their dreams.  The plan is simple enough. First we identify what we need and want in our personal lives and career in

Pricing Your Photography Work

Photoshelter, in partnership with Wonderful Machine, just launched a new white paper about pricing your photography work. Photographers can get tips to connect with news clients and publications, learn what fees and terms to expect, plus get negotiating pointers and resources to help build their

Dealing With Doubt And Fear

Happy Fish

We’ve all been in that place, but the uncertainty can mean the beginning of an important transformation.  By Beate Chelette The days start innocently enough. We wake up, a bit sleepier then usual, and we don’t really want to get out of bed. Wouldn’t it be nice if today were a Saturday or