Business Breakthroughs Workshop

Get the breakthrough you want! Increase your sales. Keep more money. And take back your life. Register now.

PPA's Studio Management Services (SMS) is the authority on business education. With over 7 years of experience helping thousands of studios just like yours, SMS SMS Workshop Registerknows how to help you become financially stronger and more profitable.

If you’re a PPA member with an established studio grossing at least $50,000 in annual sales, then the Business Breakthroughs workshop is designed just for you. (If you’re not quite there yet, the Business Basics workshop can get you growing.)

Three days of immersive instruction occur in locations across the country. You will focus on business and financial management, the how-to's of effective branding, targeting, and marketing, and techniques for maximizing sales.

PPA acknowledges the unique needs of your studio and our knowledgeable experts will connect with you on an individual basis, on the phone and in-person. A phone session with a PPA accountant will result in a custom financial plan recommendation, and you’ll engage in an hour-long private consultation with an SMS mentor and accountant to scope your business and marketing strategy.

It's your chance to address your most pressing issues and areas of concern, get questions answered, develop priorities, and identify actions to launch your business to the next level.

Be sure to join PPA prior to registering. This exclusive workshop is only available to members!


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Be sure to join PPA prior to registering. These exclusive workshops are only avilable to members.

Workshop Topics

Marketing & Promotions

  • Effective ways to get the word out  
  • Attract your ideal client
  • Refine your brand and promotions
  • Partner to grow your client base

Business & Financial Management

  • Evaluate your overhead spending
  • Hone an effective price list
  • Implement a price increase and keep clients
  • Set a realistic salary
  • Keep more of your tax dollars

Sales & Customer Service

  • Match your studio style to client experience
  • Encourage customers to spend more
  • Provide top-notch customer service at no cost
  • Tips to get you comfortable with selling

8:30am - 4:00pm - workshop program
4:00pm - 6:00pm - one-on-one consultations


Includes three days of instruction plus one-on-one consultations with a PPA accountant and SMS mentor.

$1,044 - PPA Members
$399 - Member’s Guest  (We highly recommend that your business partner also attends.)



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Contact SMS at or 888-851-0405.

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Registration & Travel

November 4-6, 2013*
Atlanta, GA; PPA Headquarters


 Mary Fisk-Taylor,  M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI,API


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Hotel & Travel Info

*NOTE: Workshops are finalized 45 days in advance of the class date. Please confirm travel dates only after receipt of welcome kit and class confirmation from PPA.

Be sure to join PPA prior to registering. This exclusive workshop is only available to members!

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