Lisa Dillon

Developing A Healthy Small Business Mindset
Sunday 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM 


Are you an artist or small business owner that happens to sell memories? Does it matter? If you're noticing a gap between where you are and where you want to be, perhaps this is the question you need to be asking yourself.


In her class, "Developing a Healthy Small Business Mindset", Lisa Dillon will discuss the steps to shifting from a Creative Business to the Business of Creating. There are 10 steps to developing a mindset for growth and she'll go through them one at a time to help you plot a chart for growth and success. Whether you have a brick and mortar studio or work from home, these steps will propel you to change how you view your business and, more importantly, will change how your customers view you. When they see you as a serious business, they'll pay you like a serious business.


About The Speaker:

Lisa Dillon is a Master Craftsman Photographer and CPP from Portland Oregon. She is also an ASP member and a Fellow of Photography from Oregon. She is in her 14th year of business and specializes in high school senior and family photography. She is a past president of the Professional Photographers of Oregon and currently as President of Oregon Professional Photographers Association (OPPA).

Lisa is an approved juror for the OPPA and has served as a PPA Councilor representing Oregon since 2012. Lisa mentors several young photographers and teaches classes on Image Competition, How to Be An Image Competition Judge, High School Seniors and on Developing A Healthy Small Business Mindset. In her spare time, she likes to travel the world, hike in the beautiful Oregon forests, read as many books as possible and cook (and eat!) delicious food, preferably for a crowd of friends and family. She is a mother of one daughter and now a grandmother of one adorable two-year-old girl.

As a child, Lisa watched her father develop black and white images in his basement darkroom and watched her own fascination with photography develop as well. Lisa continues to stretch herself in photography learning new skills and taking on new challenges. She uses Image Competition as a way to explore new ideas and build on personal projects. She has studied with accomplished instructors such as Hanson Fong, Travis Gugelman, Bill Sorenson, and many others and continues to sharpen her skills and looks for new techniques to explore such as video fusion, Polaroid transfer, encaustic/multi-media art and more.