Posts related to Business
13 September 2011 - Stop Piddling Around and SELL!!
Everybody in business needs to be a good manager of their own time. You need to spend some time researching potential markets, perfecting your craft, working on client projects and files, accounting, etc. And if you’re working full-time, you know you need income so that you can survive. The problem is that part-timers and freelancers [...]
02 September 2011 - Dragon Dictate for the Mac:
—Mostly Accurate with some wacky typos on the side
Well, it’s been a little more than a week and I’ve been using Dragon Dictate for content creation quite a bit. I was really excited when I very 1st started using the software because I had these fantasies of being able to crank out pages and pages and pages of dictation without a lot of [...]
01 September 2011 - Hey Photographers, Have You Got A Decorator?
Two Great Ways to Get New Business One of the best ways to get new business is to specialize in a particular niche market. Another great way to get business is to partner with someone who serves a market similar to your target market, and have them do some of the selling for you. Today’s [...]
31 August 2011 - Pick Me! Pick Me!!!
I had the pleasure of making friends with a member of NAPP who is a rather successful digital artist. She was originally a natural media (oil painting) artist but because of a reaction to the chemicals involved in painting, she had to stop painting. Then when Photoshop and the Wacom tablet were introduced to her, [...]
26 August 2011 - How Are You Different? (Not better)
Notice the question isn’t the typical one you hear like, ‘How are you better?’ Instead, how are you different. When it comes to being different, most people understand that IF their ‘difference’ is generally considered to be a strength or positive characteristic, then that’s what they should focus on in their marketing. If you always [...]
24 August 2011 - Holy Cow!! I’m Feeling Amazingly Productive!!!
— (No, that’s not too many exclaimation points)
Just today I started dictating into Dragon Dictate. I’m using the speech recognition software in order to type a blog post into my business blog and into WordPress. You’re reading dictation right now. This is actually a pretty incredible experience. I haven’t touched the keyboard a single time. I can see where, in the future, [...]
27 July 2011 - Twitter and Facebook Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be
Just because it seems like everybody is raving about the effectiveness of Facebook and Twitter as marketing tools these days, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend an inordinate amount of time researching the tricks of the trade and posting on social media all the time. You might just be wasting your time [...]
14 July 2011 - Don’t Bother Competing
This isn’t a hard and fast rule, just a strong suggestion that’ll save you lots of headaches and time. Don’t compete in ways where the competition is overwhelming or your competition can destroy you on price. For example, if you’re considering starting a new business in the US, would you consider starting a new customer [...]
07 July 2011 - Put On Your Business Goggles
image ©Larry Becker Some people seem to automatically understand the impact various things could have on their bottom line. They see past the surface of the presentation and start imagining how it could help their company or make them more money on some way. If these “visionaries” are photographers, they hear about a new photography [...]
05 July 2011 - Goodbye Phaim. Hello Fortune.
As many of you know, I started a blog (this one) a couple years ago to post about various stuff that interests me. The blog was called “phaim” and I’ve left all that legacy stuff in place because there were some pretty decent articles, including many about business, which I may refer back to at [...]