"Great things in business are never done by one person.
They are done by a team of people."
I shared the quote above earlier in the week on Twitter, but the more I've looked at it, the more significant it's become.
While photograph by itself is an individual contribution left to the vision of the artist, building a business around imaging is a team sport. You simply can't do it alone. For many of you who are solo artists, that might seem like an insurmountable challenge, but it just takes a little focus.
You might be a one person operation, but you do have a team you need to focus on to get the job done.
Here's the bottom line - sure you can run a business and be a solo act, but your creativity is going to be stifled by the operational workload. Your time is going to be absorbed by tasks you could delegate. Before you know it, your dreams are going to, one by one, move to the back burner because of the pressure of being alone.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. Even if you're just starting out, there are potential team members out there if you just take the time to think about your goals and the people in your network. And yes, I'm one of them - if I can help you know where to find me!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.