The end of another year has come upon us. We will soon start another chapter of not only our lives but our businesses as well. But before we start a new chapter we should look back over the previous year and examine what went right and what went wrong, then we can make goals to continue what is right and improve on what didn’t go so well.
For me this past year my photography has had to take a back seat to getting my website up and working and looking for full time work as a software developer. One piece of advice I would give is to take a good hard look at your business. Are you operating your business because you want to make a living at photography or are you doing it as a hobby for something to do? Do you have business goals? Do you have photography goals? What is fine art to you? What sets you apart from the rest of the photographers in your area?
These are only some of the questions you should be asking yourself. As we look forward to this New Year I encourage you to really look at your business and do an in depth evaluation. As yourself why you are in business? What do you hope to achieve with this business? Why should people come to me rather than my competition?
There are a great many things that need to be considered for a business; see my previous posts about starting your business, Am I ready to start my business part 1 and 2 as well as How important is a website. In the coming year I hope we can all take a good look at both our photography and our businesses and have a prosperous New Year.