Week 15

Week 15

Kelly Klatt; Kelly Klatt Photography
CEO Alumni; Joe Larch, Peyton Beehler, Devon Derringer, Christian Johnson
Charles Thayer; AllAround

Kelly Klatt worked in a portrait studio and even spent time developing film before starting Photography by Kelly Klatt. Kelly talked to the CEO class about overcoming her fear of starting a business, competing in a highly saturated market and carving out a niche with a high end experience that warrants a premium price. Kelly gave advice to the class on Social Media Marketing, choosing a business location and naming your business when just starting out.

CEO Alumni from the 2016 class and the 2017 class stopped by to share their experiences with the current class. The development of their people skills (specifically the ability to talk to adults) was continually mentioned as one of the major benefits of the CEO experience.

Charles Thayer advised students to stay ahead of the curve with technology in their business and to keep pushing in tough times. He mentioned that one major things he has learned over the years is to be direct with customers and simply ask what it will take to earn their business today. He asked the students to remember three main points: 1. Ask for what you want; 2. Don’t doubt yourself; 3. Develop relationships and don’t take them for granted.

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