How to Start a Photography Business

You have thought it over and feel you are ready to start a photography business. You know how to take great photos but what about the business side of being a professional photographer? Upfront Expenses to Start a Photography Business Camera Your camera is your most important part of your gear. Without it you can […]

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Simple Invoice Template Are Very Useful

Simple Invoice Template Are Very Useful Why Use An Invoice Template? Invoices are so important to the day-to-day operations of small businesses. Thankfully many simple invoice templates are available online. These templates provide a stream-lined resource to your business -- allowing you to spend less time drawing up documents and more time doing your work [...]

Why join the Chamber of Commerce?

Why join the Chamber of Commerce? Reasons the ways the chamber of commerce can help your business. Your local chamber of commerce can be a great resource for your business. There is nothing like being involved with a group of like minded business men and women. If you run into a problem chances are someone [...]

Zions Bank

Zions Bank Small Business Banking Zions Bank Background Zions Bank, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, which operates 500 branches across 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. (Hoovers company information service says Zions Bank itself operates only 125 or so branches across Utah and Idaho. That information, […]

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When Business Credit Cards Make Sense

If you’re self-employed or run a small business on the side, one of the most dreadful tasks at tax time can be sorting through your personal and professional expenses. Should you be using the same credit card for both? Or is it time to get a card which will be used exclusively for your business? […]

What Really Affects Your Credit Score?

If you read my last post on the basics of credit, you already know that good credit can save you money on things you were already wanting to buy. Credit is a crowbar that you can use for leverage. It is a coupon with no expiration date that can get you huge discounts on homes, cars, […]

How to Spend Less and Save Money for Small Businesses

If you’ve just started a small business, then you’ll well know how tight cash can be in the early months. With start-up resources (including tools and materials, business insurance, and human labour) eating up your business loan, you may be questioning the viability of your enterprise in the long-term. But don’t despair prematurely: by instituting […]

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Understanding Employee Agreements

Start by knowing the difference between a W2 employee vs 1099 contractor, if you actually have an subcontractor read this article about Subcontractor Agreements. Purpose of an Employee Agreement To help facilitate a smooth working relationship between you and your employee, as well as guarantee certain rights and protections that are not otherwise present. Unfortunately, most of […]

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Hiring a Collection Agency for Unpaid Invoices

Your client hasn’t paid the invoice you sent them and it’s really late, so now what? Let’s start with a hypothetical situation. “Beachy Design Studios,” a Florida-based design firm, lands a big awesome website project in 2011 with “Mountain Top Hotel,” a Colorado-based hotel chain. Beachy Design Studios uses a service contract and Mountain Top Hotel signs […]

Write a Better Photography Proposal

Write a Better Photography Proposal Avoid confusion and limit miscommunications with clients. Download Now How do you write a good photography proposal? Why is it important? Okay, you may tell yourself, "I'm a photographer, not a writer." Your skillset revolves around cameras, lighting, and your artistic vision, not some dull document. However, a well-written proposal [...]