I've just started work on a new article for a magazine. I was asked to write about the ups and downs of running a rural business, and it's got me thinking about things, about the challenge of finding ways to earn a living in the country.
I know from experience that it can be a real struggle to get taken seriously as a business without a city address, the cost of freight can be crippling, and then there's the drought, bush-fire risks etc. But on the other side, there's the community support, the commute to your office (mine is a 3 minute walk!) and the view outside your window.
Do YOU have an Australian country-based business? Maybe you have a family farm, run a general store or make cheese? Or run an online business from a rural outpost? What do you do and how do you manage to do it? I'd love to hear from anyone out there who wants to share their story on my blog - let's spread the word about country businesses!. Please drop me a line to allison @larkmade.com.au or leave a comment.
Australian Land Girls photo from here.