Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in photography but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Peggy Cormary, CEO of Peggy Cormary Photography, located in Bethesda, MA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Every day we scroll our screens over 750 feet per day. Having high-end images representing your business and brand has become essential to standing out in the digital commerce market. Our mission is to determine the right visual content strategies to increase your visibility, have appealing visuals that represent your brand, and allow your clients to connect instantly.
Tell us about yourself
I am 10+ years of experience commercial photographer specializing in food, interior, product, and portrait photography. I have a diverse background, which influences how I see the world and photography. I was born in France, have lived many years in America, and extended my photography skills in Brazil, which have influenced my bright and colorful style.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
As a business owner, I have always been incredibly impressed by how my client's relationships stay strong and keep growing wherever I am located. I really value this long-term business relationship.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
From being passionate about photography to establishing a reliable business, it takes a lot of energy. It turns out that doing everything beyond photography became a challenge and takes on being creative. It is all about finding then the right balance in terms of time management.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be perseverant and patient; it takes time to develop your network and business legitimacy.
- Stay focused; it is very easy to get distracted and start to become overwhelmed; go step by step and know your Why.
- Reflect on your achievements; it is very important to always look at what you have achieved; you will surprise yourself. It will encourage and motivate you for the next steps.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
The most important for a solo entrepreneur is to stay open to opportunities, put yourself into networking venues, and exchange ideas, strategies, and challenges with a group of like-minded persons. At last, keep my mind that you are passionate about what you are doing and keep it the most enjoyable.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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