If you work from home in a rural location, running or setting up your own business, there’s a chance that you may indeed feel isolated… and value both some companionship and some co-consultancy. That’s where Beer Mat Mentoring comes in. It’s designed by Germinate: the Arthur Rank Centre and includes a simplified version of their rural business start-up guide, Germinate Enterprise. The course is light on resource demands and can – ideally as the name implied – take place in the corner of your local. The idea is to bring aspiring and potentially isolated entrepreneurs together to share questions and wisdom, possibly with the help of more experienced business owners.