Straight Talk for Smart Business Women
About This Show
Lessons on building your business from smart business women. If you are a woman owned small business who is looking for tips and new ideas to build your business, you have come to the right place. You will hear the stories of other woman owned businesses along with key learnings they have had as they grow their business. I hope you feel validated in your entrepreneurial journey as well as build simple tips to immediately apply to your business.
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Straight Talk with Stephanie Oman
2 days ago
Author of Prepare for Your Perfect Portrait Stephanie Oman has spent the past 13 years working on the portrait industry, not as a photographer, but as a portrait consultant, preparing clients for their session, and working with them on their selections. She works with her husband, Rod Oman, who is the photographer and founder of The Imagery portrait photography studio. The studio has been recognized nationally for its excellence in photography and being a leader in home based photography business. As one of the largest independently owned home-based studios in Minnesota, they have spoke locally and throughout the Midwest on running your own photography business. Stephanie focuses her training on sales and marketing. Stephanie shares her three business lessons: Don't let perfectionism side step you. Always have a goal in mind. Know thyself. You can download two chapters of her book at www.theimagery.net. You can also find ways to contact her if you have any questions on her interview. ______________________ Writing a book is like starting a new business. A book is one way to market and build a wider network. Writing a book makes it clearer on the knowledge you have. Writing a book brings another level of respect and legitimacy. Letting go of being perfect will help you move forward. Build the plane as you fly. If you seek to be perfect it will block your creativity. Lesson #1: Don't let perfectionism side step you. People with great ideas get stuck because of being perfect. Let your spirit, heart and soul move you forward. Lesson #2: Always have a goal in mind. Shoot beyond the stars and you might catch the moon. If you don't shoot for something, you get lost and it becomes easy to give up. Your brain needs a base of what you are shooting for and why. Goals will always change but it can't be an excuse to not lay down a goal. You have to know your why. Don't stay stuck on the goal or you won't grow.