Are you interested in developing Business Skills to take your genealogical research to the next level? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers a Business Skills Package that includes courses to give students a good understanding of how to start and manage a genealogical business.
Business Skills Courses – The Foundation – 4 courses
Business Skills: Creating a Business
Business Skills: Business Administration
Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products
These four courses form the basic foundation to increase the skills needed for a successful business. The step-by-step process ensures you have covered all the requirements. From set up, to day-to-day management, to finding your online distinction, to letting the world know of your existence, your mandatory business practices will be covered.
Business Skills Courses – Finding Your Niche – 2 courses
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 1
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 2
An integral part of your Career Development involves Choosing a Niche. These two courses feature excellent suggestions for possible business opportunities available to genealogists. Course materials and assignments allow you to examine the requirements relating to a variety of research themes. After analyzing these results, you will easily see how you can draw from your own unique skill set to enhance your genealogical research strategies for your clients.
Business Skills Package – Researcher Essentials – 12 additional courses
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Genealogy Society Creation & Management
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation
Organizing a One-Name Study
Organizing a One-Place Study
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects
Research: House & Farm Histories
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more
Plus add one elective course of your choice.
The remaining twelve courses in the Business Skills Package each focuses on a specific aspect of research or expertise applicable to many genealogists. Some of these subjects will expand on topics that were suggested in the two Niche courses. Whether taken individually or as part of this package, these in-depth courses instruct students in the prerequisites required to enter each area of a particular field with a genealogical emphasis. Genealogists currently have countless career options beyond simply completing client research projects. Explore your options as you investigate to see which program will suit your needs as you develop your career as a genealogist.