Lessons of a Business Owner
Today, BTW Photography turns ten years old. It sounds weird to celebrate the “birthday” of a business, but it just like a child, this business is a living, breathing entity that has consumed my thoughts, worries, time, energy, hopes, and dreams. As I celebrate this milestone today, I have been thinking a lot about what I have learned, the difference between what I thought it would be and what it is, and the true reality of being a photographer. Perhaps this post is more for me to organize my thoughts, but I thought some of my other creative friends or perhaps aspiring photographers or small business owners could either relate or benefit from what ten years has taught me. So here you go, lessons of a business owner, in no particular order:
On a side note, special thanks to all who have been with me on this journey. Truly, you have given me the best life by allowing me to live my passion alongside you. I am grateful, humbled, and indebted to you. I hope the moments, emotions, relationships, and memories I capture for you are priceless. Here is to another 10 years together. I hope these lessons of a business owner help give you insight and motivate you to follow your own passion. You won’t regret it.