Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Off to Los Angeles for ASMP's Strictly Business 2

Hi everyone,

I have been very busy as of late completing a few big projects, one of which I will be telling you all about next week. In the meantime, I'm off to LA tomorrow morning to attend the ASMP's Strictly Business 2 conference...

Here's the 411 about SB2 straight from ASMP (I love acronyms):

"Take control of your career. Attend the American Society of Media Photographers' weekend conference series Strictly Business 2. Learn to negotiate your prices and contracts. Get answers to your marketing questions. Prepare yourself to build a successful and sustainable business. Don't miss this rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience from the experts.

ASMP’s Strictly Business 2 is a weekend conference that will teach you real-world business skills and help you thrive in our highly competitive industry. SB2 brings you consultations, lectures, video presentations, a keynote address, workshops, hands-on negotiating training, and social gatherings to share and learn from your peers. This weekend will change the way you look at your business."

In addition to the conference, I have signed up for three 30-minute consultations with leading photographers, and photographers consultants to help me in some specific areas. I will be meeting with John Harrington to discuss contracts, forms and the logistics of running the business itself, Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua to discuss my portfolio, and Judy Herrmann to talk about my marketing and business direction. I think these consultations will be invaluable.

I have been working hard this past year growing my business, and learning as much as I can, and I am hoping this conference will be another step in this direction. I'll make sure to post some details here about it when I return!

I'm also very excited to check out an Apple store while I'm in LA. Any of my readers from Canada want me to pick up an iPhone for you? :)

Cheers, Josh
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