As anyone who has done it knows, living in a rural area can be both rewarding and challenging. Each new day may present new hurdles. Questions. Unexpected hardships. Unfamiliar horizons to explore.
But living in the country can also provide opportunities that some living in more confined areas may not have.
In fact in recent years, many rural women have taken advantage of their land and circumstances to set-up and run a business of their own.
Think what you are good at…hobbies, special talents, experience you have gained through the years.
So What is Your Forte?
In determining which direction to venture, first consider what you have always been good at. What are your interests, your hobbies? And don’t forget to consider all that experience you have gained through the years at your various jobs or volunteer ventures.
* Are you good with animals? Have they always responded and reciprocated your affection?
* Are you good with your hands or possess a knack for crafting beautiful pieces?
* Have you always had a green thumb, so that your gardens and yard art make you the talk of the town?
* When you bake your world-famous apple pies, do you get that traditional slap on the back because it just really hit the spot?
Whatever you are good at, consider exploiting that special talent by turning it into a profitable business that can earn you money and security for the future.
However, success is not always easy or fast, especially in today’s economy. Rather, it comes to those who carefully plan and implement good business practices right from the get-go.
You will have to consider such things as finding start-up money, good forethought and planning by writing up a good business plan, scheduling your work around other family responsibilities, and making sure to also care for yourself.
After all, you are the rural woman that everyone else has come to rely on. You are numero uno! Take care of yourself first, and everything else will fall into place as it should.
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