This week’s ‘a few minutes with…’ is special for a few reasons. Not only are we speaking to Hannah Moule, founder of The Business Barn, but I am also delighted to announce that I am working with the company as their digital marketing partner. This means that I will be providing them with content in this area to help support the users of the service. And I am very excited to be involved. It was a huge honour to be asked and I’m very excited to see The Business Barn grow and develop. So, without further ado, over to Hannah…
Who are you?
What’s your business called?
The Business Barn
When did it start?
We launched the concept of The Business Barn at the 2017 Farm Business Innovation Show. However, we have officially launched the business this January (2018)
If you could sum your business up in one sentence, what would it be?
An online resource providing inspiration and business advice for diversifying farmers and rural business owners.
Tell us a bit more about your business – what makes you different and what was the idea behind it?
The Business Barn is a website dedicated to providing inspiration and business advice for those looking to diversify their farming enterprise or start a rural business. My background is in rural surveying and I was frequently being asked where to find specific resources and advice. There is lots of information out there, but there was not one central place to find rural specific information; hence the reason for The Business Barn.
What is your favourite part of the website?
The opportunities section, which is designed to be a platform for the industry to share business opportunities to the benefit of the agricultural and rural sectors.
Who designed your logo?
In the initial stages, a freelance graphic designer
One thing we might not know about you?
I used to be an auctioneer and have a pet farm tortoise
Rock ‘n’ Roll Farming Podcast
Best business book?
The John Nix Pocketbook
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
‘Do the job well and the rewards will come.’
“It’s nice to be important but important to be nice.”
Business Brands you love
Who do you admire?
Beatrix Potter for her determination to buy land and farms with the wealth she built herself
Richard Branson for genuine entrepreneurship
Quick fire questions…..
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Blogs or vlogs? Blogs
Favourite blog/vlog? Deliciously Ella
Tea of coffee? Tea
Sweet or savoury? Savoury
Where can we find you online?
Facebook The Business Barn