Concurrent Session 4A The Consultancy Game

How does one go about setting up a business in science communication consultancy?  Where do the clients come from?  What services do they want?  How much should they be charged?  What are the first steps to take?  How do you begin to ‘think business’?  What are the advantages of working from home, and working from an office?  Should you buy-in skills like book-keeping, graphic design, web site design and IT, or do them in-house?  Anyone contemplating consultancy work (or even looking to hire consultants) will be interested in this explanation of what it takes to establish and maintain a science communication consultancy.

Toss Gascoigne (session producer), Director, Toss Gascoigne and Associates

Cobi Smith (chair), PhD researcher at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and Science in Society and Facilitator at the Royal Institution of Australia.

Jenni Metcalfe (speaker), Director, Econnect Communication

Kristin Alford (speaker), Managing Director, Bridge8

Niall Byrne (speaker), Creative Director, Science in Public