Potential new business...

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Batgirl1982, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Batgirl1982

    Batgirl1982 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All,
    I’m currently employed full time but want to look into starting a photography business.
    Initially I will continue working full time and then hopefully go part time and then ideally start photography full time.
    I want to do child photography as well as parties. I have no idea what I need in terms of insurances, tax payments and when I need to start tracking that. If for example I do a job a month to begin with for a nominal amount do I still follow the same process as all businesses?
    Are there any books, websites, courses anyone would recommend?

    Thanks in advance

    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Batgirl1982 Member since: Jan 11, 2019
  2. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Everybody and their mothers-in-law want to start up as photographers.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
  3. itsnathanhere

    itsnathanhere UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I'm nothing more than an amateur photographer so I'm not 100% on what you'll need. Two types of insurance you'll want right off the bat though are public liability insurance and insurance for your equipment itself (in case someone decides to pinch it!). As I understand it, it's quite common for photographers to invest in higher level models (like the Canon 7D) that feature slots for dual SD cards. The idea being that if the data gets corrupted on one, you have a backup.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: itsnathanhere Member since: Nov 7, 2011
  4. billybob99

    billybob99 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    And what exactly is your point. Everyone and their mothers sell crap on Amazon all day as well.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: billybob99 Member since: Apr 23, 2013
  5. billybob99

    billybob99 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You're better off going to a website like this to get the info you need.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: billybob99 Member since: Apr 23, 2013
  6. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    The business for dummies book is pretty good as a starter. I often recommend it to new starters and still refer to it myself occasionally despite 20 years in business.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017