Update: 22nd February 2021

There is so much going on right now that I thought it best to do a 2 weekly update rather than a monthly one. So this is the Rural Business Network update recorded on 22nd February 2021. We’ve been busy on the farm, we are half way through calving and on the brink of lambing. (more…)

Meet the Expert: Denise Read

The third in our series of Meet the Exert is a conversation with Denise Read, owner of Keystone People & Business Support based in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

Monthly Update: January 2021

The #RuralBusinessNetwork January 2021 monthly update. Transcript: Hello, I’m Jo Martin and this is the Rural Business Network Monthly Update: January 2021 and also the picking of the winners of the Crowdfunder Project Prize Draw! Since my last update in December, we’ve welcomed 5 new members: Lynda from West Sussex Amada from North Yorkshire Arthur (more…)

Meet the Expert: Andy Venables

Out second Meet the Expert is a conversation with Andy Venables, Managing Director of rural marketing agency Hillsgreen based in Cheshire.

Meet the Expert: Richard Marshall

This first in a brand new series of Meet the Expert is a conversation with Richard Marshall who, since filming, has moved from Senior Associate to Partner at member Hay & Kilner Law Firm.

Excited to announce a Crowdfunder campaign!

As part of the Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme, I have the opportunity to run a crowdfunding campaign from 1st to 29th September with Crowdfunder. Whilst it’s not something I had originally considered for Rural Business Network, I want to take advantage of the webinars and coaching so I can pass on my experience to members. (more…)

Do you hate social media? 3 reasons why you shouldn’t

I must admit I have a love-hate relationship with social media. Some days I love it, some days I hate it! I know that consistency is key but it’s so hard when you have a million and 1 other things to do – especially at this time of year. So this blog is a quick (more…)

#Farm24 – celebrating all that is Great about British farming

Proud to Support #Farm24 Have you heard of #Farm24? Launched in 2015 by the Farmers Guardian and sponsored by Morrisons, it is the agricultural industry’s biggest online event. Farmers and Foodies are encouraged to take to social media for a 24 hour period to show and explain the work they are doing that day. This (more…)