How did The Business Barn come about?
Having worked in the agricultural and rural sector for over 20 years, Hannah was frequently asked by clients and start-up businesses for help with identifying new business ideas and for guidance on where to find particular business resources and how to write certain documents.
There was an obvious gap in the industry for a central, online resource to feature the information needed to start a rural business or farm diversification project. Hence the evolution of The Business Barn. The website now hosts a wealth of free to access information and resources alongside a Rural Business Network, all of which are designed to inspire, support and connect rural businesses.
How does the website work?
Our most imporant objective in setting this up was that the information would be completely free and would stay that way, we want the maximum number of people possible to benefit from the information. When we starting collating the information, we did so off a number of selected and well known professional experts, so we knew the advice we were giving would be the best.
The Business Barn is a collective of all that information. The Business Barn has a number of 'Professional Partners' with whom we work and who provide that information. In providing The Business Barn information, we are simultaneously championing all those rural professionals, and giving them opportunity to showcase their expertise in front of you, their target market. So when you have progressed your business ideas, and need a professional to help you, use one of our Business Barn Partners - you will be reassured they are the best in the business.
So in summary, business owners get access to quality free ideas and advice AND you know where to source the best professional advice when you need it.
We think, a win-win website!