First few months

Happy New Year 2011

3 months in and I’ve been very busy researching markets, networking, revamping websites and even taking a few images. Now I’m a member of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and my membership to Bureau of Freelance Photographers is renewed. I’ve been a member of Enterprise HQ for a few years now and will be renewing membership this month. Shropshire Jelly , a local co-working event which I host the 5-9 sessions, is planning a BIG Jelly this year in March which will be a national event held in Shropshire.

Sticking to a niche is tricky when you have bills to pay. Promoting weddings with some nice new leaflets and portraits was my planned income stream however with only a few firm bookings diversity is the key. I am on plan to shoot some interiors for a B&B and this could lead to another potential 30 B&B’s, another potential is a nursery shoot and a pet product catalogue. Sports have been hard hit with the weather last month and there may be some catching up to do. There is potential to develop the “fine art” line with the museum relocating and requiring catalogue and promotional material along with the local gallery and local artists requiring fine art turned into digital prints.

January can be a time to look forward and I’m positive about the future and there are opportunities in abundance, I’ve probably spent enough time researching and it’s time to get the ball rolling. I’d like to link with PR companies and find a regular income stream. This year (year 3) is the crucial year to succeed.

All the best for 2011 from Shropshire-images

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Paid off Friday, Freelance today, Looking forward to tomorrow

Pebbles on the coast
Pebbles on the coast

Friday was a BIG day, paid off from the bread and butter day job so now I have to decide what to do. It has been one of the most uplifting weekends in a long time , a huge weight off my shoulders worrying about where the day job was going and the future is now in MY hands and that is exactly where I want it.

So today IS the first day of the rest of my life and I’m working at home planning and tidying up loose ends, sorting out what to do and where to go.

Today is exciting, the future is Freelance …

PR and Business Assist

enterprise millionaires in training
enterprise millionaires in training
enterprise millionaires in training

How can I help PR and Business startup/assist companies?

By adding value to their clients by producing high quality images of their events, employees, products at a reasonable cost.

It’s an area of interest for me as a “start up” myself I know many of the pitfalls in setting up a business and have a few years of management experience behind me I know that marketing is a key part of any business – no marketing – nobody knows your there!

PR is relatively new to me and there appears to be quite a lot of people “in” PR – so I need to know more about it – what is involved – who to speak to – what is it these “PR People” actually do –

There must be an opportunity here – if public relations is a lot about marketing then PR companies need a good imagineer on there side to produce quality images to promote their clients

Business Startup and Business Assist companies , and there appear to be  a few of these around too – I need to know what they do and offer my services. Improving image must be a part of Business Assist – so a good imagineer can help here too.

Refresh your image – use quality images – sell more product – cost effective

contact me if you’d like to know more about how I can help your Public Relations , Business Startup and Business Assist.

below are my new main areas of focus for my Business Development

EnterpriseHQ / ShropshireJelly / VisualArtsNetwork

“Images made for Business – Images made for you”