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April 17, 2020

Are You Ready to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus? Keep Your Business on the Path to Success with These Webinars and Facebook Lives

We want your business to be better than ever after this crisis. To help you achieve success, PPAedu has created these informative Facebook Lives and Webinars to give you an upper hand on how to handle your business during COVD-19. As a part of our community, you’ll always have somewhere to turn because we are #InItTogether.


How-to Apply for an Economic Disaster Loan

Don’t leave money on the table! The application process for the Economic Disaster Loan is quick and easy, but if you have questions or want someone to guide you through the process, we are here to help! This webinar, led by PPA’s CFO Scott Kurkian, covers: 

  • Who can apply for the loan
  • How to apply for it
  • How the money can be used
  • What the repayment terms are

Watch this webinar today to learn more about the Economic Disaster Loan and the application process. 

**Up-to-date information on the EIDL loan process can be found in our follow up Q & A session webinar here.

How-to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed by the Small Business Administration. The PPP loan is designed to help keep your employees on the payroll of your business. This webinar is an important resource if you want to learn more about the PPP loan, how to apply for it, and the loan’s forgiveness process. 

Watch this webinar, led by PPA’s CFO Scott Kurkian, for a step-by-step guide to applying for the Paycheck Protection Program. 

**Up-to-date information on the PPP loan process can be found in our follow up Q & A session webinar here.


Follow-Up Q&A: Loan Programs (PPP & EIDL)

This webinar was designed to answer additional questions relating to the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Disaster Loan programs that were recently established to help small business owners recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by PPA’s CEO David Trust, Director of Education Angela Kurkian, and CFO Scott Kurkian, this hour-long Q & A addresses a plethora of questions asked during our previous webinars: “How to Apply for the Payment Protection Program” and “How to Apply for an Economic Disaster Loan."

While you are learning, refer back to this Q & A session with your new questions as they occur to you. PPA is here to help with any information we can provide to strengthen your photography business. 


How to Protect Your Brand: Emerging from this National Emergency

Join Trish Logan, M. Photog. Cr., as she provides valuable tips on protecting your brand and maintaining your connection with your clients during this difficult time. Logan acknowledges that we are tackling new challenges on a daily basis but emphasizes that we can still use our time wisely. Watch the full webinar to get tips on ways to strengthen the relationships with your clients and your brand’s image by lending your expertise to both clients and fellow photographers and delivering valuable ideas for ways to work together during this time.

Navigating Contract Cancellations

Many photographers around the world need advice on managing coronavirus-related cancellations. In this webinar, PPA CEO David Trust,  Attorney Stephen Morris of Meadows, Macie & Sutton, and Luc Boulet, PPA’s Government Affairs Manager, provide examples of contract clauses from multiple, commonly used contracts. This information will give you an insight into how to communicate effectively with your customers who may be considering canceling their contracts because of concerns surrounding COVID-19.

At the end of the day, photographers need to be able to communicate clearly with clients and maintain relationships during this time. Watch the full webinar to get helpful tips on ways to navigate contract cancellations. 


Webinar Replay: Navigating Unfamiliar Territory: Finding Your Focus

Our current situation is something that no one has ever seen before, but you don’t have to experience it alone. In this webinar, PPA President Gregory Daniel, Vanessa Van Joy, and Ashley Brooke discuss how to navigate this uncharted territory as a photo-entrepreneur. 

By the end of this video, you’ll gain insight on: 

  • Staying proactive with your downtime
  • Sharing authentically with your community 
  • Maintaining communication with your clients 
  • Managing your emotional stress 

The best way that you can fight this situation is by bettering yourself. In times like these, you need to be there for yourself, your community, and your clients. With the right motivation, you can do it all. 


Facebook Live - In It Together

We are #iInItTogether. PPA will be here for you to provide new resources, inspiration, and a helping hand whenever you need it. As long as you are with us, you’ll never be alone on your journey. 

In this In It Together FB Live session, Kiara Derryberry, Mary Fisk-Taylor, and PPA Director of Education Angela Kurkian share ways to overcome your current situation and take advantage of this additional time you're spending at home. This conversation with professional photographers will give you insights and helpful tips for how to spend your time in ways that will continue to move your business forward and build on your foundation. Whether it is learning new technical skills and business practices or interacting with clients in a new way, you have an opportunity to come through this crisis in an even stronger place than you entered.

We WILL persevere. We hope that our resources and guidance will keep you on the road to success and assist you on the next leg of your creative journey. PPA is committed to helping you continue to grow and succeed. We are #InItTogether.


PPA’s library of educational content will be available to everyone (all you need is a free PPA account!) until May 31, 2020. This way, every professional photographer can use this time to grow their brand and improve their skills.