Why cutting costs at your zoo or aquarium isn't as hard as you think

We are pleased to share an interesting article written by Joe Lavery, who is a Public Aquarium Specialist. He gives his advice on how to cut costs efficiently in order to help us get through these difficult times.

Below is an exert from his full article on linkedin.

Times are tough.

With the world almost stopped dead in its tracks and consumer spending tumbling off a cliff, there is no doubt about it: Times. Are. Tough.

And whether you own a shop or a showroom, a pub or a pawnbroker, business owners the world over are feeling the effects of this pandemic. When they aren't perfecting their downward-facing dog or getting pissed on Zoom, proprietors are stood staring into oblivion with a revenue report in one hand, and a fistful of bills in the other. And amongst the chaos, operators of visitor attractions are feeling it more than most.

Let's say you're in the business of vacuum cleaners. You've got hundreds. Thousands, even. Every brand, every model, every revolutionary design. Until you had to shut the doors, people would travel from across the land to see your collection. "This sucks!" they would shout with glee. But despite the closure, you'll probably come out of this relatively unscathed: sure, your turnstile hasn't felt the press of a thousand sweating bodies in months, but your costs were already minimal, Rishi has your rates and wages covered, and the vacuum cleaners don't mind if you switch the heating off.

Zoos and aquariums, on the other hand, are a different kettle of fish entirely (pun intended, obviously). The lack of a queue outside doesn't change the fact that animals have needs.

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