Start a Photography Business - Plan and startup documents
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Start a Photography Business - Plan and startup documents

Business Plan & documents for starting a Photography Company.
5.0 (3 ratings)
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Created by Jeff Mac
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a completed business plan, financial model, pitch deck presentation and operating contracts for a Photography Business.
  • Have detailed financial projections for your Photography Business.
  • Have a professional PowerPoint presentation to use as a marketing tool for acquiring clients.
  • Have a contract to sign clients up for Wedding Photo Shoots.
  • Have a contract to sign clients up for Portrait Photo Shoots.
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Requirements
  • This course will not teach you how to take photographs. You need to already know how to take photographs. This course provides documents and lectures for starting a Photography Business, on the business side, not the creative / artistic side.
  • If you do not know how take professional photographs and you do not want to open your own photography business, then this course is not good for you.
Description

This course does not teach you how to take photographs. This course provides an extensive set of documents for starting a Photography business. You will need to know or learn how to be a photographer. 

What you get in this course are:

1.) A full business plan template for a Photography company. The document covers objectives, keys to success, marketing strategies you can use to get clients, how to use freelancers and outsource work to them, and much more. The lectures show you how to customize the business plan for your specific company.

2.) A complete financial model. An 11 tab Excel workbook, that covers everything from start-up costs, income, expenses, assets, and more is included along with lectures on how to insert your own numbers so you can have a budget and financial projection for your company. Sample numbers are included to help you along the way.

3.) A Pitch Deck. A slide presentation template, that allows you to make a professional presentation of your Photography Business to potential clients. You will learn how to customize this for your specific company, to include what services you want to offer and show clients why they should use you and your business for Photography services. When complete you can use this to send out to bid on projects and make presentations.

4.) A sample Wedding Photography Contract that you can use to sign clients up for Wedding Photography services. Lectures go through each page of the contract and explain where to insert specifics for your company and your client.

5.) A sample Portrait Photography contract that you can use to sign clients up for Portrait Photography services. Lectures go through each page of the contract and explain where to insert specifics for your company and your client.

When you finish the course and customize the documents, you will have a professional business plan that you can use for your company, a professional presentation you can use to solicit clients and documents to sign clients up for services.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who are photographers and want to start their own Photography business.
  • Those looking to create a business plan, financial model, PowerPoint presentation and get some contracts they can use with clients.
  • Those seeking to develop a written road map for starting and operating a professional Photography business.
  • Those wanting to think through and write down objectives, keys to success, marketing strategies on how to get clients, etc. for a Photography business.
  • Those looking to develop a financial model for a Photography business, which includes developing start-up costs, income and expense projections.
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Professional Photography Business plan & Start-up Document introduction
1 Lecture 02:59

This course does not teach you Photography. This course supplies documents such as a business plan, PowerPoint presentation, Excel financial model and contracts for starting a Photography business; along with lectures on how to customize them.

If you already know how to take professional photography and want to start a company to supply these services to clients, then this course and documents will be good for you.

Preview 02:59
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Start your own Photography Business - Template and document download
1 Lecture 00:30

Download high quality hybrid business plan template documents for starting an Photography Business. Business Plan in Word, Financial Projections in Excel and Presentation in PowerPoint and contract

*Legal Disclosures & terms of use– All documents except the contract/ agreements are copyrighted; by accepting these products, you are granted a limited right to use our copyright for your own personal and business use. This use is limited to the initial buyer of the document(s) and it is understood that these documents are not for re-sale, copyright or to be posted on the web

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Document Download - Course materials
00:30
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Photography Business Plan
17 Lectures 14:06

This lecture shows students the cover page & table of contents for the Photography Company Business Plan. 

Preview 01:29

This lecture goes over the Executive Summary section of the business plan

Executive Summary
01:45

The Objectives section of the business plan are covered here

Objectives
00:30

The Mission statement is discussed here

Mission
00:25

Sample Keys to Success for a photography business are written here in the business plan. They can be changed and modified if necessary for your exact needs.

Preview 00:45

A description of the company is covered in this lecture

Preview 00:49

This lecture is on the business model and philosophy for the business. You can make changes to this in the Word business plan document if need be to suit your specific photography business operation

Business Model & Philosophy
00:43

This lecture covers outsourcing and how as a small business you may choose to outsource some tasks such as accounting, legal etc.

Outsourcing
01:48

A Market Analysis is supplied for the photography industry, this can be read and reviewed by students

Market Analysis Summary
00:18

Competition and buying patterns are covered in this lecture

Competition & Buying Paterns
00:45

Competitive Edge strategies for a photography business are laid out and covered in this lecture.

Competitive Edge
00:53

This lecture covers the Target Market for the company

Target Market
01:16

The Bios of your management team and owner will need to be added to the business plan here.

Management
00:26

The Services & Products along with where and how to enter your own for your company are covered here

Services & Products
00:21

The marketing strategy is covered in this lecture

Marketing Strategy
00:36

SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to the business are covered here

SWOT Analysis
00:28

A quick review of the financial statements

Preview 00:49
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Business Presentation - Pitch Deck
10 Lectures 06:05

The Cover page and slide of the Presentation is here

Cover
00:20

This lecture is on the About Us slide of the presentation deck

Preview 00:45

Our Services
00:50

This lecture covers the Why Use Us slide of the Presentation

Why Use a Professional Photographer
00:50

The Our Solution slide of the presentation deck is discussed in this lecture

Our Solution
00:40

Reasons to Use Our Services is discussed here

Reasons to Use Our Services
00:40

This lecture covers the Management & Team slide

Management & Team
00:20

The Our Process slide is covered in this lecture of the Presentation

Our Process
00:30

Contact Us slide and where to add your contact information is discussed here

Contact Us
00:25

This lecture talks about how you can add more slides and customize the design of the presentation

Preview 00:45
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Photography Business - Financial Projections
12 Lectures 12:42
Required Start-up Funds
01:58

Fixed Assets Analytics
00:30

Salaries & Wages
01:40



Cash Receipts
01:15

Profit & Loss Statements for the 1st year - monthly

Profit & Loss Year 1 Monthly
00:50

Cash Flow statements for year 1 - monthly

Cash Flow Statement - Year 1
00:52

Balance Sheets
00:35

3 year Income & Expense Statement Summary

Profit & Loss - 3 year summary
00:48


Amortization Schedule
00:30
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Wedding Photography Agreement
2 Lectures 01:30

Page 1 of the Wedding agreement is covered here

Preview 00:45

Wedding Contract page 2 lecture is here

Wedding Contract -page 2
00:45
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Portrait Photography Contract
4 Lectures 02:57

Portrait Photography Contract page 1

Preview 01:35

Portrait Photography Contract page 2

Portrait Photography Agreement - page 2
00:27

Portrait Photography Contract page 3

Portrait Photography Agreement - page 3
00:30

Portrait Photography Contract page 4

Portrait Photography Agreement - page 4
00:25
About the Instructor
Jeff Mac
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Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am Jeff Mac, a business planning and consulting expert with over 20 years of experience. I provide business planning courses here on Udemy.

Students will end the course with a fully completed business plan, financial projection and other start-up documents. Guaranteed.

The courses taught here are unique in several ways:

1.) They are relatively short: all courses can be completed in about an 1 hour.

2.) They come with extensive fill in the blank documents. You are delivered hybrid business planning documents. These are high quality Word, Excel and sometimes PowerPoint documents that contain extensive content and are used to lay out your business plan and start your company.

3.) They are hands on: You will be walked through the business planning documents and shown what to fill in and where.

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