Small Business Strategy for marketing on Black Friday


Photography Business Institute
Photography Business Institute

In the retail environment right now, it seems that consumers have been trained to be looking for sales, sales, sales. I want you to think of how using a discounting strategy today can hurt the long-term success of your brand. Can this be a viable small business strategy for marketing? Sure. The key is that you really need to consider your discounting strategy before and after Black Friday. If you are having sales every single week all year, you are already training people that your products and services aren’t worth what you normally charge. If a price-incentive today is acting as a catalyst for sales the next few weeks and a very seldom, price-driven reward for your clients, then it may be a wise strategy. Like most things in business, if it is part of a well-constructed plan, it typically works much better than something thrown together at the last minute. And remember, just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean it is right for your brand.

Why Networking with Other Businesses is a Must for Photographers

The business world loves the term networking. While it can be thrown around as a buzzword, when you break it down, it simply means making connections and building relationships. While networking is a part of many jobs, it is essential for professional photographers...

The Portrait Photographer’s Guide to Keeping Up With Trends

Who remembers the boom of selective coloring in the early 2000s? Everywhere you looked, you'd see black and white images but for a pop of red in the subject's shoes or a vivid, bright bouquet colored by hand with colored pencils. Trends come and go in all creative...