Whether you are in the first month, first year, or just rolling the idea around in your head of starting a photography business, there are some vital elements that could determine the success or failure of your business! Sign up for this 4-week online, forum based workshop taught by Accounting for Photographer’s Shannan Painter, and ensure that you are starting off on the right foot!
Here’s what Rock the Shot’s Business 101 Workshop covers:
- Video Orientation
- Creating a simple Business Plan
- Establishing an Identity for your business
- Business Entities- What is best for you?
*Assignments at the end of each session will walk you through the specific steps, so each task can be checked off your list!
- Local compliance
- Federal Compliance
- Registering your Assumed Business Name
- Opening a business bank account
*Each lesson also includes links to the sites for registration, so you don’t have to do so much research!
- Learn about how accounting can be FUN & VITAL to understanding your business!
- IRS bookkeeping requirements
- Financial organization – including a video on how to use my SNAPSHOT financial organization tool!
- What kind of software to use
- Receipt keeping requirements
- deductible business expenses
- Special treatment deductions such as:
- business use of home
- depreciation on large purchases
- meals & entertainment
Also included in this workshop will be Accounting for Photographer’s SNAPSHOT Financial Organization Tool (a $45 value!) and Mileage Tracker ($25 value). Don’t just cross your fingers & hope your business is successful! Take the time to learn and plan – you’ll be so glad you did!
Even if you have been in business for some time, we can promise that you will learn something new & useful!
REVIEWS from past participants:
I have to tell you, it’s crazy the confidence level your class has given me. Before I took the class, I absolutely felt like a “fauxtog”, as though I was simply ‘faking it til I made it’. My images were of professional quality, but I really wasn’t a business. The business part was the puzzle piece I was missing! NOW – I can say with confidence that I AM a professional photographer. Since your class, I went from working for family & friends of family who expected a deep discount (or completely free) to FINALLY receiving requests from clients with whom I’ve never met & getting paid what I’m asking for!! I am loving this!!! And best of all, I know that I’m doing it the right way. Thank you, thank you, thank you for not only having the class — but for fighting to let me be part of it!! I can’t express my gratitude and what it’s done for my business ( *gasp* I have a business!). Thanks again, Shannan! I will be pointing every photographer friend I know in your direction! – Andrea
Wow! What a gem! As a photographer who is just starting to expand beyond the three Fs (family, friends, free), I was nervous about the tax and business aspects of this new endeavor. I’ve been learning the artistic aspects of photography by trial and error, but would rather avoid that method where the law is involved! This beautifully organized booklet is an excellent companion for anybody who wants to go into business the right way, without learning things the hard way. – Alyssa
Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop! You launched it at the right moment and it has helped me tremendously as I have had to take my photography business from part time to full time. It has helped me with my business plan along with all the legalities I need to know. I was so scared and needed help and this book has changed my way of business. Shannan is also a wonderful person and is more than willing to help those around her! Thank you again for writing this! I recommend this workshop to beginning photographers as well as advanced photographers! -Heather Fishburn
Location: The workshop is held entirely online within the forum.
Time: The workshop will begin on Thursday, June 7th, 2012. Materials are presented on Thursday each week for 4 weeks, and may be accessed at your convenience.
Instructor: Shannan Painter of Accounting for Photographers
This workshop is offered for $127 for members and $147 for Non-members
(total class size will be limited to 45 participants)
Registration is now open for both Members and Non-Members
If you are a current member of Rock the Shot Forum, please register HERE. Under the “Add/Renew” Subscription tab, you may add the workshop.
Non-members may also register for the class and recieve FREE acess to the forum for the duration of the workshop. Non-members please register HERE
*Please note: Workshop seats are non-refundable, and non-transferrable.
The workshop will begin on Thursday, June 7th, 2012. Reserve your seat NOW!!
We are also offering, ONE lucky RTS reader the chance to WIN a spot in the Business 101: Setting Up Shop Workshop
Here’s How Enter. Please leave ONE comment for each item you complete. You have up to SEVEN chances to win:
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There you have it! 7 chances to win this FABULOUS Giveaway from Rock the Shot and Accounting for Photographers!
Hurry! Giveaway ends Thursday, May 24th at midnight (CST). Winner will be announced on Friday, May 25th, 2012.
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Congratulations to Maibritt Olsen on winning a FREE seat to the Business 101: Setting up Shop Workshop. Maibritt, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the next 48 hours to claim your prize. Thank you all for participating and have a wonderful holiday weekend!