Derek DeMarco - Production Director
Begin the journey of starting your own video business. This overview will show you the topics that will be covered, and introduce you to successful business owners with valuable advice.
Next Lesson: Do you have what it takes?
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Running a business requires a whole host of skills to be successful. Discover the key questions to ask yourself before you put your financial future on the line.
Next Lesson: Pros and Cons
Learn the pros and cons of starting and running a business, so you can determine whether the potential upside outweighs the potential downside for you.
Next Lesson: Hobby or Business?
Find out where the IRS draws the line between a hobby and a business.
Next Lesson: Creating a Business Plan
Whether you plan on being a solo act, or you’re going into business with partners, having a solid business plan will give you the best chance of success.
Next Lesson: Choosing a Location
Discover the benefits and drawbacks of working from home, and learn the necessities of doing business at a commercial location.
Next Lesson: Determining Your Business Structure
Learn the most common types of business structures and find out how your choice will impact your taxes and personal liability.
Next Lesson: Keeping it Legal
There's a lot of legal hoops to jump through when you start a business. Learn the basics and pitfalls of the process.
Next Lesson: What insurance do you need?
You put a lot on the line when you start your own business, and getting the proper insurance can help counteract some of the inherent risk. Learn what you need to protect yourself and your business.
Next Lesson: Budgeting
If you want to start your own business, you’ll need to know the basics of budgeting. We teach you the ropes and get you started on the right track.
Next Lesson: Taxes
Taxes for business owners can be pretty complex. We walk you through the basics every business owner should know.
Next Lesson: Billing
If you want to get paid, you’ll need a system for billing and collecting from clients. We teach you the best practices to insure you get paid for the work you do.
Next Lesson: Keeping Records
Keeping track of all your expenses and business activities is extremely important if you want to take full advantage come tax time.
Next Lesson: Getting Clients
Getting clients to sign on the dotted line is essential for the survival of your business. Find out how successful business owners do it, so you can too.
Next Lesson: Keeping Clients
It’s far easier to keep a client than to put forth the amount time and effort to get a new one. Learn how to keep clients coming back for more.
Next Lesson: Hiring Employees
Whether you’re a one man show, a two man crew, or a full fledged production house, you’re inevitably going to need some outside help. Discover your options for hiring employees.
Next Lesson: Advice
Starting your own business is a high risk, high reward scenario that can seem like a daunting task. Those who have been in the trenches have valuable insight into what it takes to be successful.
Critical questions to ask before you even pick up your camera.
Next Lesson: Progressive & Interlaced
Learn the two different methods of how video frames are created, and how to determine the right setting for your project.
Next Lesson: Frame Rates
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