Making it work: How entrepreneurs can find advice and support

Rustik Mgazine:

The dream is simple: leave the big city behind for the tranquil environs of the country. But unless you are lucky enough to be independently wealthy, the rural dream often begins and ends with one simple challenge: finding meaningful employment.

One of the best ways to make country living work is to become your own boss. This is particularly true in a place like Nova Scotia, where jobs outside urban centres are few and far between.

While starting your own business is no easy feat, the good news is that support is available in a number of different forms, from provincial programs to independent organizations.

Melissa Velden, who co-owns the Tantallon-based Flying Apron Cookery with her husband Chris, found the help she was looking for in FarmWorks Investment Cooperative.

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