Business HELP for and from WiRE MembersWiRE's Partners/Sponsors
WiRE has secured both business support & sponsorship from the wider business communinty. Click here or on the link above to see WiRE member businesses benefits.
Business Help Articles - Written for and by rural businesswomen
Discussion - Join in or start a discussion yourself
Blog - Find a member/s to follow or make people aware of your own
Rural Marketplace - Search for members with specific skills - you may even see something you want to buy while you're there too!
Help from WiRE Rural Experts
WiRE is part of Harper Adams, the biggest specialist land-based university in the UK for;
Food and drink, livestock, crops, tourism, equine, land mangement, farm diversification.
If there is anything rural you need to know, we will find you an expert...
More help from rural support organisations
Rural Enterprise Grant - If you are a farmer, grower, forester, land owner, rural business or part of a rural community, you can potentially benefit from funding provided through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). Click the links for more information Rural Enterprise Grant Business Link Website
Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Tourism Project - WERT s a collaborative partnership between eight training institutions and networks from six countries across Europe. The project aims to meet the needs and build the skills of women entrepreneurs involved in rural tourism and crafts. Click the link to find more about WERTThe Fens Adventurers Rural Development Programme (FARDP) - has £2.5 million in grants from the European Union and the UK Government. The aim of the programme is to support the start-up or growth of rural businesses in parts of the Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk Fens. Download a PDF HERE
WiRE Start Up Training in the West Midlands - WiRE start up courses aim to help you gain the confidence, knowledge, support and skills needed to start your own business. WiRE can help you build an action plan to get you on the path to being your own boss and support you through the first year of trading. More out more click HERE
Innovation Vouchers An Innovation Voucher should stimulate a company to explore bringing new knowledge into the business, enhancing its ability to develop innovative products, processes and services and explore new markets.