If you plan to sell the compost you produce, you should think carefully about where and how you're going to market and sell your products. For instance, you should decide whether you want to sell compost from your own premises or through a third-party supplier - see how to reach your customers effectively.
If you plan to sell compost yourself, consider key issues such as:
- legislation and standards that you must comply with - see composting legislation and standards
- the price that you should charge for your product - see how to price your product or service
- how you will advertise your products, eg using on-site notices and adverts in the local press - see advertising: the basics
- finding and keeping key customers - see how to retain and grow your customer base
Composting market information
If you plan to make the sale of compost a significant part of your business, you should research and stay up to date with the market for organic materials - see market research and market reports.
Invest Northern Ireland provides a market information service to local businesses, including market research, company databases, worldwide business directories and legislative information - find out more about Invest NI business information services.