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The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, 2nd Edition by Vik Orenstein

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CHAPTER 17:

ACCOUNTANT JOKES: BUILDING YOUR FINANCIAL TEAM

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A portrait of playwright August Wilson by Stormi Greener.

I don't know why there are so many lawyer jokes and almost no accountant jokes. My Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a pretty funny guy. His name is Jim Orenstein (no relation). When I first started working with him twenty years ago, I had just opened my first studio and my gross that year was about $9,000. A couple of years later, he said, “Hey, I think you're going to break six figures gross this year.” A couple of years after that, he said, “Looks like you're going to break half a million gross this year. If you do that, I'm ...

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