Business Skills for Conservators and Collections Care Consultants

Australasia. Thursday 8th December 2022 (11:00 - 17:00 Auckland, New Zealand; 09:00 - 15:00 Sydney and 06:00 - 12:00 Perth, Australia)

The Americas. Wednesday 7th December (early start, 05:00 - 11:00 New York, USA and Ottawa, Canada time)

Venue: Zoom platform

Cost:  NZD$340+GST, AUD 315, USD 210, CAD 283


The course is highly practical and we will use real-life examples to learn different skills in running a business such as:

  • Writing a Strategic Business Plan document and ways of using it to successfully run and navigate a business in practice

  • Successful marketing

  • Calculating the cost of starting your business

  • Calculating business costs and the hourly rate

  • Cash flow projection 

  • Time estimates and managing workload

  • Time management and work-life balance

The course is suitable for those who are thinking of starting their own conservation restoration or consultancy business in heritage, or are already running their businesses and would like to further develop their skills.

 No previous experience in business management is required. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is desirable.