Photo studio business plans are used to secure bank funding for small photo labs and photography studios that need capital to get off the ground or to expand. Photo studios are generally one- or two-man shops where employees/owners offer their services for commercial or private photography, then develop the images on-site or through an outsourced lab. In some variations of the business model, there is consumer involvement or "day use' of a darkroom, but typically a photo studio is developed to allow the business owners to market their services, stage their shoots, and develop their prints to fulfill the packages that clients have purchased. Your business plan for a photo studio should:
• Show who the target customers are in the area
• Demonstrate the sort of shoots you do and the packages available
• Explain whether there will be a staging area on site
• The assistance you'll need from outside contractors or PT employees (if any)
• The intended use of capital
The use of funds table is an important component of the business plan's financial model but not the only piece that matters. You need to have a working assumptions table that indicates the value of your services and the number of contracts you expect to be able to fulfill each year. This should become part of a revenue and expense model in the business plan financials that shows your projected returns over the life of the business. This will help a banker know that you can repay any loan you are granted. The business plan also needs a section that identifies and describes you as the owner, in addition to a market analysis that breaks out the market share and strengths/weaknesses of competitors regionally. MasterPlans can help you write this entire document. Call a consultant today at 877-453-2011.
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