Find out here if your new rural business venture may need planning permission, what counts as permitted development and what next steps you should take.

Realise and maintain your competitive advantage by getting some top tips here on how to carry out and use your market research effectively to drive forward with your new rural business venture.

Got a business idea and want to know a little more about the practicalities of what’s actually involved? Then get browsing these in-depth, sector-wide guides…

Kick-off your business the right way and learn what’s needed to devise an effective business plan and how to go about taking your business idea to the next level.

We all know that when it comes to business, cash is king, so get to grips with your finances from the ‘get-go’ with these useful guides and resources.

Find grant funding opportunities in your area here. From start-up funding to growth initiatives and farming specific schemes, this section of the website is worth a browse.

Doing your research should be an inevitable first step when it comes to starting a new business. So, to make this a little easier, we’ve prepared some useful links and guides and highlighted key sector organisations and publications to help you get started.