Spending a few minutes to cover this checklist will ensure that your business is ready for 360° Street View filming.
Freshbooks is a Toronto-based company that supports millions of small businesses like LaunchListings to help manage accounting tasks. They recently profiled my business on their blog, and I share some thoughts on strategies that have helped me over the last few years while getting my business going. Have a read here.
Freshbooks is an awesome tool for invoicing, payments, and keeping track of expenses. For the last 4 years I have used it as my main accounting tool, and it has saved me a lot of time and frustration (my accountant seconds this opinion!). It keeps me organized, on top of my numbers, and makes sure that late payments are on my radar for follow up. My customers love it as well - it's a paperless system that is easy to follow and they can see what invoices they have paid and the ones that are outstanding.
Iceland's majestic scenery, geothermal geysers and springs, waterfalls are a photographer's dream. While I was there, I had the pleasure to photograph two hotels in 360°--the very first businesses in Iceland to have their spaces launched on Google Street View | Trusted. Here is some of the work that came out of that trip.
Sparks Street is one of North America's oldest outdoor pedestrian malls, offering great restaurants, shopping, architecture, and hosting an upbeat selection of festivals. With it's historical significance and close proximity to Parliament Hill, it was surprising to learn that it was never captured on Google Street View. In July, we worked with the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area to coordinate the capture of 360 degree imagery from Elgin to Lyon, and put it on the map!
Back in December, we met Sherry Rupke of Swiss Ridge Kennels, an incredibly passionate and inspiring entrepreneur who has been breeding dogs since she was a teenager. Sherry is a top breeder in Canada, specializing in Bernedoodles (Bernese Mountain Dog crossed with Poodle) and Golden Doodles (Golden Retriever and Poodle). Her reputation is known around the world, as widespread as her puppies. She had just opened up a brand new state-of-the-art breeding facility in Schomberg and wanted to let the world see how amazing this facility is. Here is some of the photo, video, and 360 tour work that captures the essence of Swiss Ridge Kennels!