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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 3

Brick-and-Mortar Locations

Regardless of whether you choose to remain a sole proprietor or form an LLC/LLP or S corp, you’ll need to make some decisions about whether you’re going to rent an office and/or studio space or work primarily from your home.

There is value to having an actual office and/or studio. Having a physical workspace to go to every day facilitates a number of things, not the least of which is a work-life balance. However, there may be economic reasons why your business is operating in a corner, room, or floor of your home. This chapter presents a few reasons why it may be better for the business to have its own address, as well as a few drawbacks.

The Studio

If you’re a studio photographer—and by this, I don’t mean ...

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