Posts by Meredith

How to prepare your business for the end of the year.

It’s December, and that means that it’s time to begin thinking about tax time. April 15th may seem far away now, but every year it seems to sneak up on us too quickly. We want to help you get a jump start on tax time now by following our checklist for a few must-do tasks.…

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Automated Invoices and IPS Payments

Invoice upgrades are hot off the presses: automated invoicing, invoice templates and IPS payment options!   Invoice templates are finally live. We’ve all been so anxious to have them… and they’re finally here! There’s nothing worse than creating the same invoice over and over again. Now you won’t have to! Instead, you’ll just create and…

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IRIS WORKS + BOOKING HAS ARRIVED!

You asked, we listened… and it’s finally here! Today is the day that we introduce you to Iris Works + Booking! We’ve created a booking feature that works on your terms. A photographer’s life is crazy—and your schedule never quite looks the same week after week. When we set out to create Iris Works +…

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Interview: Heidi and Shaun, Heidi Hope Photographers

Heidi Hope Backdrop

Heidi and Shaun Guerrard are a husband and wife team. Not only do they run an incredibly successful photography business, but they have taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level. A little over 10 years ago, Heidi was an art and photography teacher and Shaun was working for Bank of America doing commercial banking and…

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Working From Home Like a Pro

Working from your home office – a blessing and curse at the same time. The flexibility can be wonderful, but can also make it easy to get distracted. So how do you make the most of it? Here are some tips to help you stay focused while working from home! Have your own space. Whether…

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3 Reasons to Use an Accounting System

We tend to do it to ourselves. We wait until the last minute, and tax time gives us a swift kick to the gut every time. But why? As a photographer and business owner, a simple spreadsheet may seem just that – simple. But in reality, we waste more time than we’d like to admit…

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Music Made Easy

Videographers and even quite a few photographers, know that finding good, meaningful and affordable music for videos and slideshows is difficult. There are some great options in the market for creatives – including Animoto and Triple Scoop Music. And just recently a new online music licensing service came into the picture – Tracks. We chatted…

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3 Key Steps to In-Person Sales

The dreaded three words that make photographers cringe – in-person sales. Less than 5 years ago, those words didn’t mean much in the photography industry. Digital sales were the way of the world for many photographers. Gallery sites helped photographers make a little post-session cash, without having to do a thing.  That’s still the case…

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New Feature: Automated Inquiry Emails

automate emails

Say WHAT?! That’s right – you’ve waited long enough! We are so happy to release automated emails for new leads that come in from your Iris Works Lead Page. It’s a great day to be an Iris Works photographer. In a matter of minutes, you can customize an automated email to send to your new…

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Why You Should Be Using a Welcome Packet

Welcome packet, how many of you out there are using them? It might seem like a daunting text to put together, but the benefits of creating them for your clients is too much to ignore. Whether you host them digitally or print them, they can be an amazing marketing tool for your business! Here are our…

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