Last night I went to a workshop for “Starting a Photography Business”. It was put on by my local photography group, and in my opinion I paid decently for it.
I could cross it off my list, but I’m not going to. The reason why; I don’t feel like I learned much at all. I was pretty disappointed. The advice, at least the way I heard it was:
- You’ll need to become a legal business that pays taxes, see a lawyer and they’ll set you up with everything.
- You’ll need to brand yourself, see a marketing professional and they’ll set you up with everything.
- You’ll need to do your taxes, see an accountant and they’ll set you up with everything.
There’s obviously a trend to the advice given last night. I’m not going to discuss if I feel the above advice is correct, but what I will say is that it’s frustrating to go into an educational setting only to be instructed to “find the information elsewhere.” I still have the same questions about running a business that I did before I stepped into the classroom.
Well, I guess if there is one positive to come from this it’s the reassurance that I am fairly prepared for taking the next steps.