1 Ph. D Student Agricultural Extension and Education Department, Bu-Ali Sina University, College of Agriculture, Hamedan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Agricultural Extension and Education Department, College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.


While promoting rural economic enterprises and businesses can contribute to create and strengthen entrepreneurship, this as a crucial strategy will accelerate rural development process. Through extending these businesses and strengthening entrepreneurship among rural people proper solutions can be found to combine resources both inside and outside the village. It can also assist to provide both prerequisites to improve quality of rural personal and social life as well as necessary tools for sustainable economy and environment for rural people. This study was an attempt to explore some solutions for creating, strengthening and promoting rural small businesses in Hamedan's rural areas. To achieve this, a qualitative methodology through interviewing with 25 experts in the area of rural development was used. A summarized content analysis technique also was used to analyze the qualitative data. The results showed the solutions to develop rural small businesses include implementation of training programs for improving rural skills and abilities especially in technical and economic activities, creation and enforcement the marketing networks, preparation of facilities and necessary possibilities such as banking, insurance and transporting facilities.


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