My name is Lori Davis and I’m a photographer. I began meeting some time ago with counselors from the Downeast Maine SCORE office. Although I had been working at my photography business for years, I was anxious to make the plunge to a full time career as a freelance photographer. Specializing in nature, wildlife & landscape imagery, my chosen field is not in demand as much as one who photographs portraits or weddings on a regular basis, so I knew it wouldn't be easy.
One counselor in particular was indispensable when it came to organizing a business plan. He was able to dig through my finances and really prove that my business was indeed profitable. He went above & beyond what I ever could have expected in providing help and guidance putting together a business plan. With his assistance, I was able to approach my bank and even impress the bank officer with my paperwork and portfolio.
The SCORE counselors were enthusiastic and energetic right from the start. They didn't sugar coat things, but they seemed to believe in my work and my business sense and came up with some great promotion ideas.