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starting up a business can anyone help please
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Hope that helps in some way. If i think of anything else I will let u know.
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Maybe working out an agreement with daycare centers to come in and photograph the kids individually and giving the parents one photo of their child with a business card or coupon would spark some response. Even if you had to do the daycare center shoot for free the follow-up orders would make up for it. Once the parents start talking to other parents they associate with the word of mouth referrals will kick in and thing should take off from there.
Hope this gives you a few ideas, Good luck with the business.
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You should come up with a 'brand', create a logo that is easily identifiable with your photographic services.
Then market this 'brand', have vehicle stickers of your logo made to place on the back of your car, get yourself in the local newspaper (doing something charitable is a good way of getting free newspaper publicity)
Marketing and making people aware that you exist are key to gaining customers.
Oh and make sure that your customers always use you for there photo needs, repeat business is key to growth!
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You are your own brand, make it recognizable, known, and desirable. If you go into business without any kind of business experience or knowledge you have to knock on the door of experience. You need to be visible. If you live in a large community you might want to print some fliers and put them on cars in the parking lots, parking garages etc.
The bottom line is that people need to get to know that you're around, what you do, and you need to be in touch.
And then, of course, you need to be really good at what you're offering. If the competition is better than you, what chance do you think you have?