We recently asked Courtney Zerizef of Homeroom what she thought about how to price your products and services. This is what she had to say…

Picture me about 5 years ago. I was about a year into my photography business. I had been shooting for friends and family for whatever they wanted to pay me (if at all). I finally realized that if I wanted to actually pocket some money, have a vacation fund, or shift into full-time professional photographer, I needed to have a standard price for each photography service that I offered.

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When starting your creative business, you’re bound to make several mistakes. However, reading common mistakes other small business owners have experienced can help you prevent yourself from making the same mistakes. Whether you’re starting a floral design, photography or event planning business avoiding these common mistakes is crucial to your success.

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Tave GDPR

We’re announcing updates to our privacy policy. These changes reflect the high privacy standards established by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently passed by the European Union.

The privacy law becomes enforceable May 25, 2018.

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Are you considering going into the photo booth business? If so, congratulations! It’s a fun and interesting way to make money. Like any business, however, it isn’t without its quirks. As an entrepreneur in this field, it will be up to you to learn about this business and learn how to navigate the ups and downs and unique elements of it.

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Somewhere around the first of the year, many wedding photographers and other creative entrepreneurs begin to feel a nagging, anxious feeling deep inside. No, it’s not the result of one too many holiday parties, but the dreaded “T” word … taxes.

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Tave is the CRM of choice for creative small business owners - especially those just starting out!

Starting a new business is exciting, invigorating, exhilarating — and also kind of terrifying. After all, following your dreams isn’t easy. It takes a special person to take a chance on becoming your own boss, whether you are offering videography services for weddings, becoming a freelance hair and makeup consultant, or opening your own floral business. Luckily, there are things you can do to help your creative business succeed.

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The New Year is fast approaching, and it’s time to make your resolutions. But instead of resolving to lose weight in the coming year or go quit smoking, why not focus your resolutions on managing your wedding photography business? Now is the perfect time to set goals for the coming year and map out ways to achieve them.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business. You’ve promoted yourself and networked. You’ve shown you can handle the demands and pressure of jobs big and small. You’ve done everything you can to grow your client list.

It may sound weird to hear us say this, but sometimes you’re going to have to turn down some of that business.

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A great relationship is the hallmark of great second shooters & lead photographers.

 

Being a wedding photographer, you’re almost guaranteed to have some incredibly unique experiences.

It’s one of those jobs where there’s always a certain amount of unpredictability, as you never know what exactly will happen on the day of the wedding. The weddings might be quirky, the happy couples might be extremely picky about their photographs or some of the tipsy relatives could have a few too many ideas about your photos.

With so many wild cards to deal with on the day of the wedding, you want to have at least a few things you can count on to be predictable and dependable.

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