VIII. Management Team
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Management Team Members
[Company Name]is led by [Founder’s Name] who has been in the photography business for 20 years. While [Founder’s Name] has never run a photo studio himself, he has taught photography classes at the local community college for 10 years and has worked as a lead photographer for an event photography business (Sterling Photography) in the community over the past 10 years. As such [Founder’s Name] has an in-depth knowledge of the photography business including the operations side (e.g., running day-to-day operations) and the business management side (e.g., staffing, marketing, etc.).
Two courses that he taught at XYZ Community College included:
- Photo Editing for Beginners
- This course was designed to give students with Photoshop the basic tools to improve the appearance of their amateur photos
- Portrait Basics
- This course was designed to give students a basic understanding of how to light and compose portraits, as well as how to capture the best of clients.
[Founder’s Name] studied photography formally as an undergraduate at University of ABC where he was an art major. At Sterling Photographyhe worked with clients directly to plan for and execute photo shoots for special events.
[Founder’s Name] will serve as the president, lead photographer, salesperson, andgeneral company manager. In order to launch the photography business, we need to hire a photography assistant.
This assistant will execute many back-office functions such as preparing albums (as designed by [Founder’s Name], printing photos, liaising with the company’s framing vendor, purchasing additional supplies, preparing equipment for shoots, and decorating the studio. On shoots he will assist with lighting, client wrangling, and equipment. This will be an excellent position for a young, talented amateur or professional photographer with some experience to apprentice and learn the business from the ground up. In time, the photography assistant can become a lead photographer as well and additional assistants may be hired.