According to PPA CEO David Trust, photographers should be doing many of the same things that businesses in other industries are doing right now to continue building their brands. During times of crisis, some people may feel overwhelmed and not take action, while there are others who really step up, take on leadership roles, and establish themselves as the people you want to be around and that you can trust. If you are looking to be one of those people who steps up in a time of crisis, this isn't the time to shutter your doors and binge watch TV shows! Things may not be “business as usual” but you have been given a unique opportunity to step back and look at the bigger picture when it comes to your business.
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Preparing for Success in a COVID-19 World: Tips from PPA CEO David Trust. Most of us have been quarantined at home for quite a few weeks, and when we do go out, practicing social distancing to protect ourselves and others is a priority. As areas of the county begin opening back up, you might have questions like, “Where do I go from here? What are my next steps? How do I get motivated and stay in the game?”. In this article, PPA CEO, David Trust, shares advice on these topics and more.
Protect your Brand: Emerging from This National Emergency with Trish Logan. Amid national stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trish joined us for a webinar to talk about protecting your brand. We’ve put together a brief overview of her key points in this article. You can also watch the full video to get even more fantastic advice from Trish on ways to protect and build your brand during this time!
Navigating Your Business through a Crisis and Understanding the Recession Response with Mike Michalowicz. On April 15, we were joined by Mike Michalowicz for a special “In It Together” edition of PPAedu Live. Michalowicz spent the hour answering listeners’ questions and talking about one of the biggest challenges we have ever faced as small businesses but also about the unique opportunities in front of us. This article summarizes the sessions and covers information on his model, the business crisis trend, as well as tips and strategies that can be implemented immediately to keep your business moving forward!
5 Tips for Surviving an Economic Slump. We've all lived through at least one significant economic downturn, the most recent lasting from the end of 2007 to the summer of 2009. It’s not easy keeping our spirits up when we’re in the midst of it, but remembering that recovery inevitably comes along can soften the psychic blow. If your business is in a slump, don’t despair. There are ways to make the most of downtime.
10 Things Photographers Can Do Right Now. The coronavirus has sent photographers scrambling. The immediate impact is unavoidable, but there are ways we can embrace what's happening and prepare for the better days ahead by doing everything we can to ensure that our businesses survive this pandemic. Here are 10 things wedding photographers can do right now.
5 Ways to Generate Revenue in the Next 90 Days. When it comes to generating revenue, there are myriad long-term strategies for building a more profitable business. Those fundamental building blocks are beneficial for the sustainable health of the business, but what about right now? Typically, when business owners need revenue, they need it right away. Carl Gould is a business coach and the author of the best-selling book “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success”. He has ideas about what photographers can do in the next 90 days to boost revenue. Gould breaks down the advice into five key areas, covering tips for aligning your product and service offerings to meet current market demands.
(De)stressing Out: Elevate and Sustain Your Work Performance. What do Navy SEALs, NFL players, and professional photographers have in common? More than you might think. Internationally renowned performance coach Fergus Connolly, Ph.D., has worked with top performers such as pro athletes and elite military teams and has found multiple parallels between their stress triggers and the ones experienced by entrepreneurs—particularly creative pros like photographers. Fortunately, there are techniques for recognizing and working through these triggers while reducing the stress that comes with running your own creative business. It begins with channeling the pressure that comes with professional performance.
How Can Photographers Get Creative Despite Being Stuck at Home? Let These Photographers Show You How! Have you considered using this time to take a step outside of your creative comfort zone to try some new things? Maybe you'd like to take on a personal project but need a little kick start on the inspiration side. We’ve got just the thing for you! To help get your creative wheels turning, we’ve gathered a few fun, quirky, out-of-the-box things other photographers are doing to get creative while also abiding by local COVID-19 recommendations & restrictions. This selection is non-exhaustive and shows a very wide range of creative directions. Enjoy!
Times are tough. We are all dealing with uncertainty, disruption, even fear. That’s why it is more important than ever that we stand together! We are committed to doing everything we can to help you navigate these troubled waters. From Government updates and assistance to a live chat service, free webinars, and resources—including a guide to The Safe Operation of Professional Photography in a COVID-19 World—PPA's In It Together resources are meant to help you navigate this uncertain time.
Head to PPA.com/InItTogether to learn more.