Take College Courses: $5,000-$50,000+ | When I was starting out, I went to the local community college to take courses on photography and business. Unfortunately, they were fairly costly and I still had to do hours upon hours of research on my own to figure out how to actually launch my business and bring in customers. Even top-level MBA programs don’t teach specifically how to get a small business off the ground.
Hire a Consultant: $10,000+ | There are business coaches and consultants out there who could walk you through how to setup your business. However, it would be difficult to find someone specializing in the nuances of photography businesses.
Figure it out on your own | Yes, you could figure this out on your own and spend essentially no money on education. However, you WILL spend a whole lot of your valuable time sifting through thousands of pages of information, unsure what advice is really accurate, and trying to figure out what step to implement next.