Links

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/permaculture.enterprise/

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

Permaculture Demonstration Sites aka LAND Centres

https://www.permaculture.org.uk/land

-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

http://business.kingston.ac.uk/research/keep-project

Transition Network’s REconomy Project

http://www.reconomy.org/

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

-various resources available including enterprise guides

Coops UK

http://www.uk.coop/

-network of coops across the UK

Kindling Trust

https://culture.coop/

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

Mark Simmonds / Coop Culture

https://culture.coop/

-enterprise development consultancy coop

Permaculture Research Institute

Permaculture Business Support project and course

http://permaculturenews.org/2015/02/06/3-keys-starting-successful-permaculture-based-business/

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