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5 Tips for Making Tax Season a Breeze

This blog series is for all the photography business owners who want to run for the hills when they hear the word TAXES. Don’t be afraid; be prepared! Read on to learn tax prep strategies and other tips for making tax time a breeze! Taxes. The word alone is enough to make even the most organized of us want to run for the hills. Despite the fact that I’ve had my own business for eight years now, I still sometimes have a knee jerk anxious reaction when I think about taxes. Over the years though, I’ve found that there’s one big secret to making this not-so-fun season a little more bearable. BIG SECRET: Don’t save your tax preparation for tax season. Yes, as fun as

What’s in a good wedding contract?

A solid wedding photography contract, along with back-up equipment and insurance, is a true sign of a wedding photography professional. Not having a solid contract in place before taking on a paid assignment is a no-brainer business killer. Photographers, if you aren’t as confident in your contract as you should be, creating one isn’t as difficult as it might sound. There are some great resources for photographers out there to assist in the process. You get what you pay for, keep in mind. I suggest the wedding contracts sold over at Photographer Toolkit, which contains separate versions of contracts in a Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats specifically designed for wedding photography, associates & assistants, and portrait photography. They are worth the $125 investment. We

3 Keys to Financial Success

We would like to welcome Pictage Chief Financial Officer Kevin Rubin to the Pictage Blog as he shares his financial advice with the Pictage Community. Whether you have a new photography business or have been in business for many years, the current economic climate makes it difficult for small businesses. In this post Kevin brings it back to the basics, setting a solid foundation for your business to sustain financially in any climate. If you have any follow up questions or suggestions for future topic from Kevin, email them to blog@pictage.com or leave a comment below. From Kevin: Many of today’s small businesses face the same age-old difficulties of controlling cash flow, justifying expenses, negotiating favorable deals with suppliers and vendors, balancing quality and costs,

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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!