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Case Studies:

http://www.clairepenn.com/

Management structure:

Claire Penn has her own wedding photography business managed by herself. Her role as her own boss allows her the freedom to input her own unique style into her work and allows her to manage her own time. As her own boss she will have to manage all her finances and work flow.

“I’m based in Cheshire and have been lucky enough to photograph weddings throughout the UK and all over the world.  I want to tell the story of your wedding in photographs that are real, natural, romantic and creative. No forced smiles, no formal line ups, no cheese.”

How do they have the necessary skills:

The skills Claire has to be able to do this job well are: Creativity, passion, IT skills, management skills, photography skills.

“I love what I do… I’m not just talking moderately enjoy, but all out, borderline inappropriate public displays of affection level, head over heels in love with the job. I hope it shows in my images.”

How the business maintains income:

My diary is full of amazing adventures and fantastic couples but 2015 is now full.  I’m usually booked 1 – 2 years in advance and summer dates are, of course, always popular.  So if you’re hell bent on having me shoot your wedding in 2016 or beyond, I’d love to hear from you as soon as you say “Yes!” and long, long before you say “I do”.

Claire Penn also has a facebook and a website, this allows her to interact with clients and potential customers. People also get to see examples of her work through those websites.

 

13th Witness photography, clothing and prints:

Management structure: 

13th Witness runs his business self funded and self managed. He uses social media to advertise his prints, using Instagram and tumblr to show case them and twitter to advertise sales. He believes that running the business himself allows for the best service as he has full control over his work and work flow.

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 09.36.31 How do they have the necessary skills:

13th Witness shows the necessary skills to run his business successfully as it shows through the quality of his work and his quality of life.  He has been featured on HypeBeast and Mass Appeal who have both displayed his work and promoted products such as t- shirts. He has also done commercial work for Timberland and Drake.

How the business maintains income:

He maintains his income through commercial work when prints aren’t selling. He also has a clothing line called “Watch x Witness” Which is a collaboration with director Jason Goldwatch.

 

Travis Jensen – Photographer.

Management structure:

Travis is for the most part, self managed. He uses his time roaming the streets of San Francisco taking candid and portrait photographs of life on the streets. This is all done in self managed time. The time where Travis isn’t managed by himself is when he is collaborating with other people to publish a book or doing product endorsements.

How do they have the necessary skills:

Travis shows the skills needed to be successful through the work he puts out there. His photos are of a quality that can only exist through natural passion and talent. His unique point of views has gotten him the truth for companies to use his style and skill to photograph their products or use their publishing name.

How the business maintains income: 

The way Travis maintains and income is through selling prints, advertising work, books and interviews. He makes sure that he has his hands in more than one place, this way you can continue to maintain your income and still do the job you want.

Types of tax: 

Corporation Tax also applies to:

  • most unincorporated associations, eg clubs and co-operatives
  • foreign companies with a UK branch or office

Your company must keep records for Corporation Tax.

Profits you pay Corporation Tax on

Taxable profits include the money your company makes from:

  • doing business (‘trading profits’)
  • investments
  • selling assets for more than they cost (‘chargeable gains’)

If your company is based in the UK, it pays Corporation Tax on all its profits from the UK and abroad.

If your company isn’t based in the UK but has an office or branch here, it only pays Corporation Tax on profits from its UK activities.

 

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