by Skip Cohen
In the "old days," there was always time to kick back and chill after the December holidays. January, especially, was considered the start of the slow season and convention time. And while winter is slow in most areas, that's only from a consumer perspective. As a small business owner in photography, it might be quiet, but you've got some planning you should be doing for the next wave of seasonality.
I get it - 2023 wasn't the easiest of years, and you'd like to hibernate for the winter. But here's my point: a little planning now sets things up for the whole year. And there are few things better than being a business owner with momentum going all year long!
Whether you've put any formal time into planning the year ahead or you're still in vision mode trying to think through what you want to be when you grow up - everyone has goals. And while some are tougher to achieve and more long-range than others, nothing changes the importance of planning and turning wishes into reality.
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.