If we could meet in person, you would hear the immense passion I have for meeting other local business owners and networking with them to build both of our businesses. We're all headed towards the same basic goals: build profitable businesses and make life better in our local community. Because of these two things, we have a vested interest in helping one another. It really is true that when one business succeeds, we all do. And there are so many ways this can be accomplished. You are only really limited by your creativity and drive to succeed.
So are you ready for an assignment?
1) Get out your planner, a post-it note, piece of paper, or whatever you have available.
2) Write down the name of one local company that is directly related to yours. If you're a wedding photographer, maybe it's a florist or caterer. If you're a family photographer, maybe it's a local children's boutique. If you're a newborn photographer, maybe it's 4D imaging center or birthing center.
3) Make it your goal this week togo *in person* to meet the owner (Don't be nervous!! You've got this!).
4) Take some of your business cards or welcome packets or maybe even a plate of chocolate chip cookies and see if there might be a way you can partner with him or her to help both of your businesses! It's worth the effort.
Shannon Morton is a maternity and newborn photographer living in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Having three children of her own, she knows all too well how quickly the newborn season passes. It is her passion to preserve in print all of the details and tenderness of the early days of life. To help her do so, she loves her Canon 5d Mark II, 35 mm lens, and a large Coke with light ice! When not in her studio, you can find Shannon reading a Jane Austen novel, watching sporting events, or playing Candyland with her children.
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