Nancy J. Smith Photography

Successful Photographer Gets Business Help from SBDC

For nearly a quarter of a century, Nancy J. Smith has been capturing nature’s beauty through photography. “When I go out to take pictures, I just notice every detail and try to capture everything I can.”

“I’ve been doing an annual calendar for many years,” Nancy said. “And because it’s always been local photos, I’ve kept all the production environmentally conscious and local as well.”

Nancy didn’t have the time and resources to grow her business while managing the day to day operations. “I have so many great ideas—I’d like to photograph in Hawaii, get my nature clothing line to thrive and send the message to young girls that you can be whatever you want to be, even a successful female photographer!” Nancy said. The Small Business Development Center helps keep her business level.

“Over the years, I had taken classes with the Small Business Development Center to learn more about being in business. They were always a great resource for me,” Nancy said. “No matter how long you’ve been in business, it doesn’t mean you can’t change or learn new things. The folks at the SBDC have been invaluable for that.”

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