How To Start a Permaculture Business

I’m going to explain how to get started on your permaculture business.

Building a Permaculture business from your home can help you:

· lower your living costs

· increase your wages

· be more independent

· practice what you love

· help change the world for the better

You can build a business around your ethics. The benefits are more time, more money, and a better support network.

You can take control of your life. You can enjoy the natural world more with your newfound independence.

Unfortunately many do not pull the trigger and don’t start due to fear of failure.

Why don’t people start?

Other reasons people don’t start their own business are:

· Analysis Paralysis

Don’t spend too much time analyzing every detail. You’ll learn more from doing and failing, than from planning.

· Imposter Syndrome

Why not you? Everyone has to start somewhere.

· Time

Be honest with how much time you have. Can you function stack with your time? Take a week to analyze your time and see how much time is not productive.

· Money

Spend as little as possible to get started. If you haven’t got seed capital, start small and build up. Try another business that does not need as much capital first.

Follow the steps below to start your permaculture business:

Step 1: SWOT Analysis

Complete a SWOT analysis. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This is an important first step as it makes you test many things. What are you interested in? Are there opportunities for you? Do you have the time and money to pursue it?

Step 2: Brainstorm and Compare

Write a list of what business you would like to do. Compare this against your SWOT analysis. What business is appropriate for your circumstances?

Step 3: Take action with a “Minimum Viable Product”.

I would have to bootstrap my business as I had no money. I had all the gardening equipment I needed. I built a basic website offering design, installation, and service. I could manage this around my personal commitments.

This led to freelance design work. This work then led me to a host of other opportunities I simply would not have had the opportunity to get involved in had I not taken that initial action.

If you are not sure about the next step, default on action. Build a “minimum viable product”. It does not have to be perfect. Fail and fail fast, iterate, and try again.

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