Business Basics Lesson Plan
In this Business Basics course we are going to be dealing with the fundamentals of business. What are the essential elements that you have to keep your eye on if you are going to be running a successful photography business. These include:
Professionalism is what keeps clients coming back. It is about avoiding the trap of over-promising and under-delivering. And it is about dealing with clients in a way that they feel secure. Clients want to know that you know what you are doing and that you have their interests at heart.
Ethics are fundamental to any ongoing business relationship. Clients have to know that you are upright, fair and truthful even if it hurts you to be that way. The long term benefit far outweighs any short term loss you may have to endure in order to do things honestly.
This is the nitty gritty of money management. If you get this right, you are building wealth, if you get this wrong, you are becoming poorer by the day. You have to get quoting, invoicing and debt collecting right. Money does matter!