Hello, and welcome to my very first blog post!
I am so happy to be here and to be getting my business and blog up and running!!
Ever wonder what it takes to start a new small business? This is something I have been thinking about - dreaming about - for the past year. And despite the risk and uncertainty involved, I took the plunge this summer, becoming Laura Kesler Photography, LLC. I believe I have the education, talent, drive, and values needed to succeed (that said, it's kind of a scary thing starting out!).
There is a lot more to it than originally anticipated - but the initial steps involved incorporating...registering for and purchasing required business licenses...obtaining federal and local tax ID numbers...getting a business website up and running...consulting with attorneys...drafting and purchasing contracts and business forms...and other related tasks.
Now that the basics have been put into place, I am ready to get to work taking beautiful photographs of those in my area. The question before me now is, how do I get my business "out there" into the community? How do I connect with others who may be interested in our services? How do I best go about connecting - and forming new business relationships - with members of our community and with fellow photographers in my area?
In thinking through these questions, I figured one way to introduce myself and get to know others in our area would be to offer a few limited-time complimentary photo shoots, complete with prints and digital images. Since I am still in the portfolio-building stage of my business, I created a complimentary portfolio-building package that will hopefully accomplish this. Last week, I printed 25 complimentary portfolio-building gift vouchers and will be providing them to members of the local community over the next week:
I am also offering the same package on my pricing page.
If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this special offer, please contact me today for more information or to book a session!
Starting a new business can be scary. Its takes significant investments of time, energy, effort, and financial resources - with no guarantee that there will be a need or place for the services and products offered. Here's hoping there's a place for me in North Carolina!
Thanks again for stopping by!!