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How can grow my business while living in rural QLD?

Hi, I have started a business where I take Australian grown fruit & veg and make a gourmet range of condiments. We do take online sales but mainly would like to build and work with wholesale customers. My problem is I live and run my business on our family cattle property up here in North QLD. Dropping the kids off at school and going around to the businesses I would like to stock my products is not an option right now. I have got a good amount of businesses using and stocking my products in our local town and in some other parts of QLD but would really love to grow my business even more. So I guess I'm wondering is it possible to really grow my business from home or is getting out into the big cities going to be the only way? And if it is possible is there some coaching program I can do that would best help me in my position, as I do believe getting some coach or training is going to be an important investment for myself and my business. Thank you Cheers Jodie

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Hi Jodie, there are many ways to market from your home without traveling. You could send a sample of your product to your target market with an information letter introducing yourself and what your product is, where you are based, what the wholesale prices are and where you currently have stock available in local stores. Inviting them to become a wholesaler. And if you can arrange for a few days where your kids are looked after by someone else so you are able to arrange a day of meet and greets with the wholesalers that would be extremely helpful at the beginning. I know it is hard to work around the kids especially being rural but if you think outside the box and create a eye grabbing information letter to go with your products that may be enough not to have to leave your area. I am a business coach in Melbourne and would be happy to have a chat if you like.

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