Paul And Melissa Pruitt – Run A Debt-Free Photography Business – PBP16

Photo Bar Podcast In episode 16 Paul And Melissa Pruitt living and running a debt-free photography business

Paul And Melissa Pruitt – Run A Debt-Free Photography Business – PBP16

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In This Episode

In this episode, I chat with Paul and Melissa Pruitt from Photographer Entrepreneurs Association about living and running a debt-free photography business. Melissa and Paul are both incredibly talented, not just in photography, but also running a business, marketing, In-person sales (IPS), the education space, and so much more. There is no doubt that you will take away a number of great nuggets that you can you start to apply to your life, photography, and business.


Just A Few Things In This Conversation

  • Why budgeting in your personal life and business is one of the most important things for success
  • Does personal and/or business debt cause photographers not to be able to go full time or their businesses completely fail? 
  • How to best prepare for slow seasons 


Links & Things Mentioned In This Episode

Book: Richest man in Babylon

Paul’s Story: Reinventing Yourself: Life After A Business Failure

Photographer Entrepreneurs Association – Use coupon code “PHOTOBAR” which will give you 100% FREE access for 30 days to check things out and see if it’s a great fit for you. With all of the resources they offer, it’s an amazing association to be a part of. It seems like they have literally thought of everything!

Melissa & Paul’s Facebook Group: In Person Sales & Marketing For Professional Photographers (2nd larget IPS FB group!)

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Beers In This Episode

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA drank on the Photo Bar Podcast

Matt’s Beer

Beer: Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA – 9% ALC

Brewing Company: Dogfish Head – Delaware/US

Our Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Notes: 90 Minute is Imperial IPA that has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate it offers.

Melissa’s Wine

Wine: Cash Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Brewing Company: Cash creek Vineyards – California/US

Our Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Notes: Made solely from grapes grown in Cache Creek Vineyards with intense aromas of blackberry and swirled spicy notes of forest floor. It offers bright bursts of black cherry, cedar, vanillin oak, creamy mocha, and a touch of anise.

Paul’s Drink:

Iced Tea which he gives 5 out of 5 stars


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