Welcome to The Business Barn's all new DIVERSIFICATION DIRECTORY!

We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about becoming one of our members. We have a very exciting Diversification Directory launching soon, which will be the go-to place to advertise your products, services and businesses to diversifying farmers, landowners and rural businesses.

Why advertise in our Diversification Directory?

The Business Barn works incredibly well for businesses who are looking at getting directly in front of their target audience- each person who is visiting the site is actively looking for a product or service related to farm diversification, land ownership, and/or rural business.

We are passionate about rural businesses & diversification, and want to champion them. We come from agricultural backgrounds, and are still heavily involved in the industry. We also have extensive experience in various diversification fields and businesses.

The Business Barn is proud that we build relationships between our businesses- use us to promote your content. We benefit our partners in a host of ways, and give more value to our partners than just a directory listing.

Some benefits on offer to our partner businesses:

• Directory listings in the only directory specific to rural businesses and non-mainstream agriculture.

• Partner businesses are promoted on our social media with a reach of thousands of people.

• Thousands of users visiting TBB monthly

• We refer incoming questions from people looking at our website directly to our partner businesses.

• Premium listings are offered banner advertising on our website.

• A private facebook group where companies can talk directly to potential customers

• Partner businesses & information are included in our newsletters and emails, with a reach of thousands of potential customers who are actively looking for diversification ideas and inspiration.

• Customers can connect with partner businesses directly from TBB website.

• Partner businesses are encouraged to promote their business through articles, guides, and hugely successful and popular webinars- use us to promote your content.

The Business Barn is for suppliers to market themselves directly to the farmer/ landowner/ rural business owner audience visiting the site to find new pathways, products and services for their business expansion. We offer a host of ways of putting a supplier/ rural business in front of our audience, and giving them a platform to connect.

The Business Barn is not your run-of-the-mill business directory based purely on volume. We are directly at the point people are looking for ideas & inspiration. Potential customers, when looking for specific products & services, go online to search for businesses that offer what they want. The Business Barn is an extremely valuable marketing tool for those businesses. In comparison to national magazines, shows and specialist exhibitions, who each can charge thousands of pounds, our fees are incredibly reasonable to be directly in front of your target audience. The Business Barn as a marketing strategy works- we give additional value over & above the norm.

Local Partner Membership

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Local Partners

This membership package is designed to support smaller local service businesses build profile within, and generate business from the rural sector. Improve your digital and online presence putting you in front of more potential clients.

Regional Partner Membership

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Regional Partners

This membership package is designed to help regional businesses grow within the rural sector, across their chosen counties. Our cost effective 24/7 presence can compliment your existing digital marketing strategy, aimed at a highly targeted rural audience.

National Partner Membership

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National partners

The perfect online digital marketing package aimed at national product and manufacturers along with specialist consultants who are aiming to market to our target audience across the UK.

Benefit from reinforcing your profile and web presence to farmers, landowners and rural businesses on the UKs most targeted rural website.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are the UK’s number one rural business resource. We have thousands of farmers, landowners and rural business owners engaging with The Business Barn every week. With a fast growing directory of businesses that supply the rural sector, the website is packed with innovative marketing tools proven to help grow your business.

Businesses buy from businesses – we embrace this and promote it! Buying the rights skills and products is essential to creating and growing businesses. People need your products and your services – so use our website to tell them why you can help them, deliver your marketing message through education and inspiration rather than traditional sales methods.

Our visitors use The Business Barn as their 'go to' business resource, looking for opportunities, technical business help and inspiration for new business. Providing credible trustworthy advice, our visitors use The Business Barn to find people to buy from, and do business together.

Yes and No! The basic directory listing is most akin to advertising, but incomparable in terms of value for money – with the directory you get the opportunity to really promote your business through detailed services, case studies, galleries, brochures, reviews and testimonials.

Our Professional package is a marketing partnership and business resource. The provision and inclusion within the content of our website is hugely beneficial for your business in that it showcases your knowledge and expertise and in the case of products it showcases your products through inspiring images, but also supports the aim and objectives of The Business Barn as being the ‘go-to’ resource for rural business information. The reviews and testimonials feature means that visitors and readers can instantly view your credibility and reputation which is an important decision making tool.

As well as the marketing, by being a member you will have access to up to date current trends, business information all specific to the rural sector – this isn’t available anywhere else.

Lastly, the Rural Business Network is all about creating a useful, engaging community of rural business people where we can come together, support and talk to each other. Let’s help each other achieve rural business excellence.

That’s amazing that you are, well done! But any forward thinking progressive business will know that in order to keep the leads coming in, it is important to maintain a presence even if you don’t want to actively market for more work. Being visible on the website means you maintain credibility and a presence against your competitors, so you don’t get forgotten.

Additionally, consider what it might have cost you in marketing spend to have got to your current position. It is possible that The Business Barn may be a more cost effective option for generating leads for you going forwards.

We only want to work with credible quality businesses. We will undertake basic due diligence on your business once you have signed up. If we are concerned about any aspect we will not take payment and will contact you to discuss it. The reviews feature will also help regulate our suppliers, our Terms and Conditions state that if you receive less than 3 star reviews we will undertake some additional investigation which shall be reasonable and proportionate, you will of course have your say as we know the customer may not always be taking a fair view.

No, it is a monthly recurring subscription taken from your business debit or credit card, which you will sign up to when joining.

We have a minimum period of 6 months, the only reason being that this is the length of time you need to give it to start to see the benefits. This isn’t a ‘flash in the pan’ advertising website, this is a working partnership that takes a few months to build. After your initial 6 months you can cancel at any time.

We work with a range of businesses in a number of ways, and can tailor services to your requirements. In addition to our two 'online' packages, we may also be able to offer businesses:

- Larger scale sponsorship / principle partner packages

- Bespoke marketing packages including banner advertising, e-newsletters, social media promotions

- Advertising packages for relevant 'For Sale' adverts & 'Courses'. We can also do Affiliate Sales of relevant products E.g. Online courses.

- Market Research

We are working on building new business resources to compliment the current website. If you have specific requirements you think we can help with please contact us.

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