The following links provide useful sources of advice and support for those thinking about self-employment/setting up their own business. Where indicated they specifically address those who intend to set up a permaculture-inspired enterprise.

Permaculture Enterprise Working Group

-closed facebook group which you can apply to join, has nearly 300 members, occasional posts

Permaculture Demonstration Sites aka LAND Centres

-network of registered permaculture demonstration sites, many of which run enterprises

Knowledge Exchange for Entrepreneurship in Permaculture (KEEP)

-partnership between Permaculture Association and Kingston University to research Permaculture Enterprises

Transition Network’s REconomy Project

-network of Transition initiatives that focus on enterprise as a key activity

-various resources available including enterprise guides

Coops UK

-network of coops across the UK

Kindling Trust

-supporting the development of new farmers through their Farm Start project, based in Manchester area

Mark Simmonds / Coop Culture

-enterprise development consultancy coop

Permaculture Research Institute

Permaculture Business Support project and course

-PRI is based in Australia and coordinates / networks permaculture activities in Australia