Leadership in Business

Mark your calendars. There is a live event in Austin in October that I am facilitating. It's a 2 Day Class on Leadership for Women and Men in Business.This class is not specific to photography, but it is about leadership, how to get ahead, balance the demands of a busy job with your home life. We've

LinkedIn – What Mistakes You Need To Avoid

LinkedIn is one of those things. Love it or hate - there is no way to get around using LinkedIn as a photography business professional. Because LinkedIn does such excellent SEO very often your LinkedIn profile shows up in Google searches. For that reason alone it has to be flawless. Another reason

3 Tips For Your Next Photography Business Negotiation

by PhotoBizCoach Beate Hush, hush, I am in a secret location negotiating a deal. I recorded this quick 2 minute video for you sharing my 3 essential tips for your next photography business negotiation. What are your negotiation tips that you can share with the readers of the PhotoBizCoach

My 5 Habits of Success

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What's It Really Take To Be Successful? (c) by Michael Stern Please meet a fabulous new contributor to the PhotoBizCoach blog. Michael is not just a colleague that I personally appreciate but he is also just a great guy. Enjoy his point of view and let us know how you feel about this

The Price Is Right… Or is It? (Part 1)

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The Issue With Pricing Your Photography (c) By Anne Herbert Note from Beate: As you know I have been looking for a few new contributors from different sides of the photography business. This post is from Anne Herbert who learned a thing or two about building her newborn and family photography

Become a Contributor to The PhotoBizCoach Website

Do you have an opinion about the Photography Business? We are looking for regular contributors. If you got an opinion, read on. If you are interested in becoming a writer for the highly ranked and widely read photography business blog please let me know. Contact beate at photobizcoach and

Has Your Passion Turned Into A Dreaded Job?

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Ah, the difference between a job and passion. This idea came to me after watching the Golden Globes. Morgan Freeman declared that he has never worked a day in his life for the last 40 years. Because to him his job is not work, it is his passion. Luckily I am one to say that I feel pretty much

January 2012 Tip Sheet is up

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If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen a post about me having found out that someone had been holding a grudge toward me for a over a decade. The phone call that led to that post made me re-examine my relationships. I have since set new personal goals for the coming year and I am cleaning

Is Branding Necessary?

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As you are entering the quiet and reflective time of the year I suggest that you to ponder over what worked this year and what didn't. This 'mulling' is necessary to determine what aspects of your business are functioning perfectly and which ones need to be brushed off and updated. Here is what I

Give Your Brain A Break!

Overworked and underpaid. Bombarded with advertising, to do lists, marketing, cold calls, holidays, gifts, family, kids, relationship, business, it's the end of the year rush... Isn't it time for you to give your brain a break? Take a look at this short video with a few pointers how you can

We Are All In Trouble, Trademark Protection Gone Wild

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(Screenshot from their Facebook page) In September a lawsuit was filed against Getty images. You can find the filing right here.  The Car Refreshener Corporation filed a lawsuit for Trademark violation of the famous Pine Tree shape. The image(s) in question show a photo taken from the inside of a

I Am Gloating Over This One…

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This one is so good that I looked up the dictionary meaning and it confirms just how I feel: Contemplate or dwell on one's own success or another's misfortune with malignant pleasure.   It's a success!         I am proudly announcing the launch of

How to not be a jerk!

Sometimes what to write about is delivered straight to your front door. In this case a salesman. Watch how antiquated and inflexible procedures can ruin a sale. What will your take away be from this story for your business? Are your procedures killing your leads?  

Social Media For Photography Professionals

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It's a jungle out there. At least this is what it seems like. This video explains in detail what I personally use and what I recommend to participate in. This video is over at  Blackstar Rising in my regular column and a little bit longer than usual, about 5 minutes. If you are not sure what you