Running Your Own Photographic Business Workshop

17 November 2014

10:30 - 16:30

50-52 High St
Town Centre
United Kingdom

Tel:01278 433187

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RPS Member£22.00 
Non RPS Member£30.00 
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This workshop has been cancelled

This course has been designed to help those wishing to embark on photography as a business; it will not cover any aspects of image making but it will give an understanding of what is involved in running a successful business. Delegates need have no previous business experience to attend the course.

Subjects covered will include:

  1. Understanding business finance, the importance of maintaining adequate cash flows and the business definition of profit
  2. What business are you in - portraits/events/weddings/advertising/fine art/stock/architectural photography? Planning your marketing strategy, basic selling skills, advertising, portfolios, copyright matters, websites, computing software for tracking enquiries/ keeping a diary and back up support
  3. The basic accounting process and how to keep adequate records
  4. Business structures – sole trader, partnerships or limited companies – which is best for you, and will you need an accountant?
  5. Compliance; vat, payroll, insurances, corporation and personal taxes
  6. Creating a business plan. Practical assistance to construct a business plan and prepare a business forecast.

Notes will be provided but delegates should bring along a calculator.

Times: 10am – 4.30pm
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Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

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