Early on in Nancy’s photography business, we had a medium-sized stock photography outlet approach her about using some of her work in their stock-photography offerings. They would compensate us, and it was tempting, considering the additional cash flow would have been helpful in a very young small business.
We thought about it, and came to the decision not to work with them. We didn’t dislike the company; but after some discussion it became clear that the business, her business, was wedding photography, not stock photography. That decision saved us lost time, frustration, and possible usage rights issues with her work. It kept us from working on something that would not contribute to our ultimate goal – building an excellent wedding photography business. If you’re been in business or leadership, […]