As part of some graduate research, I am developing and writing four business proposals. Three of these proposals are well defined businesses based on my work experience: a risk management software package for small banks, a consulting and franchise firm focused on providing customized systems to niche markets, and a equity investing, analysis and wealth management website. I should point out that these are academic, not real businesses. For the last one, I want to write a proposal for a business that supports, supplies and encourages a homesteading lifestyle. This is also the area where I have the least experience, as although I homestead, few of my day to day contacts in the business world are do. So, I thought that I would ask. What do you need for you or your homestead? Not what do you want. I want a tractor and a big porch, but I donât need these, I need to pay for propane and groceries on time without incurring debt. So some income and credit management advice would be a âneedâ for me. What services do you get today that you are not happy with? What do you have difficulty finding that you use all the time? Here are some ideas of my own. 1. Training. There are some survival schools and historical societies that teach you homesteading skills out there. What should the first class in âHomesteading 101â at Homestead U. need to teach? 2. Insurance. Hundreds of companies sell all kinds of insurance, but it is hard to get for a homestead. Would it be nice if there was one phone number to call that could find the most affordable quotes for Home, Life, Health, and Auto coverage â for people that live out in the sticks? 3. Likewise, financial management, credit counseling and wealth management services for homesteaders. The typical âsuitâ doesnât seem to understand the frugal nature of homesteaders, and their advices can be way-off. Like, âHome equity loans are good debt son! Use these to buy your car.â Instead of just paying cash for a good quality, but hail dinged vehicle. 4. A website with goods and supplies. There are lots of these out there, but why are most of them so darn expensive! Lehmans is a candy store, but everything costs 2x or more what I can ebay it for. Homesteaders are inherently cheap, darn it! These are just what I can think of, because Iâm a money expert. What else do you have trouble with? Land and homestead location comes to mind, meeting singles is noted here at homesteadingtoday. All of these things are handled by other companies right now, but I donât know how well they are. What service can you NOT easily find, or not being handled good enough for you?