"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business"
Now and then I run across a quote that gets me thinking about a post topic. Well, the quote above by the founder of the Forbes empire, B.C. Forbes, got me thinking about some photographers I've met over the years. They're standing still waiting for the "Success Fairy" to sprinkle a magical business dust over them and *poof* their business is going to take off.
I wish it were that easy, but building a business doesn't work that way - you've got to drive your business. There's no time just to kick back, advertise a little and then wait for the crowds to come knocking on your door. However, here's a starter list of things you can do to get yourself recognized!
Here's the point. Way back when you had a dream of becoming a successful artist in photography. If your business isn't going the way you hoped or visualized, then take a step back and think about what you're missing. It's rare that businesses just take off on their own. That means you're in the driver's seat and the only one who can keep building your dream!
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