Would you think of investors?


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Jul 26, 2015
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Hi Guys

I'll introduce myself first, my name is Tsour the owner of Pro Photo Studio, a Commercial Product Photography Studio.

About 5 years ago I started my Product Photography business in New York basically from nothing and grow the business today to where I believe I need some help getting to the next level.

At my core I am more entrepreneur than a photographer, however, I believe because of my marketing skills ( over 15 years ) I managed to get my business from the ground up.
Lately, I was playing with the idea of getting investors in, I believe a 3-5 million investment will help increase brand awareness, build customized software for the business, which will streamline the work, hire more people and open additional branches. At the moment we have a branch in Florida, and opening an additional one in Dallas TX in September 2021.
One of my competitors just received a 10million investment from venture capital, and I can see how they are growing insanely.

Now, I have few questions and I am hoping someone can help me with some feedback
1. Would you recommend looking for investors? or do you think I should keep the slow growth ( but positive) and do it by myself and be ok with whatever I have?
2. How about decision-making when you have someone to answer to? will that be an issue?
3. Where should I look for investors? I already have a business plan and had a company create my business 5 years forecast without investment and it looked promising, still far from where I want to be.

Scaling the business is very possible.
There is absolutely a way to scale this. First, I can definitely bring more work, and I can replicate what I did here into major cities in the US. More than that, I have some ideas regarding a customized software that will make the client transaction and workflow much easier, and some ideas on how to capture existing clients with a subscription-based model ( that I already implemented, however, there is a better way to do it ). I am a one-person that is doing advertising and marketing, general business managing, some aspects of photography as well and trying to keep growing the business. It's a lot :) I am trying to find help as much as possible, but some things, I rather do myself

Any feedback will be great, and let me know if you have any questions to help you help me.

Tsour Lee Adato
Pro Photo Studio
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