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Sytes Media Inc.

Name: Ray bascom

Location: Jamaica, NY 

Type of Business:
Photography and Videography

What does your business do?
Sytes Media Studios is a service business. The services we provide include photography, video production, video editing and online marketing for clients in the local New York City area. Sytes Media Online marketing coupled with the visual media services is what differentiates us from most in the field.

When and why did you start the biz?
Sytes Media Studios came into existence on October 2018 when as a musician, I couldn't afford to pay for photos and videos. With the assistance of Youtube, I learned videography and photography. People were so impressed with my work that I began doing videos and photos for other artists and local businesses. With my new found passion, I left my 9 to 5 as a campaign manager to pursue starting my company. My experience in online advertising makes me uniques because I offer marketing along with visual services.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
Currently I use my basement for photoshoots. Here is a link with full details to the space

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part of running the business is getting consistent clients. There may be weeks where I get 3 clients then I go another 2 weeks without any. I need to get more clients and work.

What's the most fun part?
The most fun part of what I do is everything. I love the process of working with clients to get their vision completed. I love taking pictures and filming as well as the editing portion of the work as well. I think my creativity comes out most in the editing process because i can create something different that what was shot in the edits.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have started doing contracts with clients earlier. Some people don't respect the time of creatives so you must be business minded from the beginning when dealing with clients. Be creative but also make sure your business is in order.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
On the horizon for myself and business is growing to another level. I'm working on marketing and advertising my company as well as fine tuning the look of my brand. I'm also looking to acquire new equipment so that I can compete with those in the space at a higher price point.

What advice do you have for others?
My advice would be stay passionate and always keep learning about your craft and more importantly make sure your business is in order.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I can use Idea Cafe to see what works for other businesses and try to incorporate those same ideas or strategies into mines. A successful business can always be used as a template it doesn't matter the industry. The knowledge and Information that is available to me here is priceless and I look forward to learning and growing.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
SUNY BUFFALO - BS Computer Science

Prior jobs or business?
i used to work in online advertising industry for over 10 years before I decided to go into business for myself.

Favorite Food?
Curry Chicken

What are your pets' names?

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
I was just fed up with the corporate world. If I was going to be stressed out I decided i would be stressed out working for myself and growing my own business rather than making someone else richer while I slaved at their company. i rather pour my energy and be exhausted by the days end working for myself.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?

Contact Info:
Ray bascom
163-34 Sayres Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11433



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