SMS Business Breakthroughs November 2013

  • Instructors:
    Mary Fisk-Taylor
      • Mary Fisk Taylor SMS Headshot

        Mary Fisk-Taylor

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API

        Mary Fisk-Taylor has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 1999. Along with her business partner, Jamie Hayes, they operate a high-end wedding and portrait business in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk the Art of Photography is a home-based studio located on almost one acre of beautiful gardens and they have successfully created one of the most sought after Portrait and Wedding studios in their area.
        Mary was named Photographer of the Year in 2007 and has won Best Wedding Album of the Year in Virginia several times. Nationally she has had her albums in the top five. She has won numerous Best in Show awards, Kodak Gallery Awards, Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Loan Collection prints and albums. Mary is also a recipient of the prestigious Virginia Award, which honors photographers for their commitment and dedication to their state association, and the business of professional photography.

    • PPA Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

    • What should I do to prepare for the class?
      Your investment includes one-on-one consultations with a PPA accountant and SMS mentor. In order for the CPA and mentor to prepare for these meetings, we request financial documentation, sales and sessions reports and the Business Breakthroughs Questionnaire. The checklist and materials are included under the Course Materials section on this page. After registration, you will receive a detailed email explaining the process and how to submit the required materials.

      I may not have time to submit the required consultation materials prior to the workshop. Can I still attend?
      Absolutely! You can complete the financial and mentor consultations post-workshop.  

      What should I bring with me to the class?
      Attendees will receive a bound copy of the full presentation with room for taking notes. Additional notepads/pens are suggested but not required. In order to respect our instructors, we request that you do not use your laptop, tablet or phone for note-taking. If you do not submit copies of your marketing materials prior to the workshop, please bring hard copies with you to class.

      What are the class hours?
      The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with one-on-one consultations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Look for a detailed class schedule via email the week prior to the class.

      Do I need to be a PPA member to attend?
      PPA membership is required for all primary workshop registrants. Members may bring a non-member spouse or studio colleague for $399. Need to join PPA 

      Will I receive merits for attending?
      Yes, attendees will receive two service merits. 

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