bobby-L01smIn this section, I would like to introduce some tips about how to face the challenges that those who plan and implement rural development or agribusiness development projects or those who have started or will start small businesses are likely to face. Looking back on my experience both in developing countries and rural Japan, I can think of a lot of difficult issues that they were struggling with; for example, how to procure machinery and equipment for processing, how to obtain a processing facility, how to obtain initial and operating costs, how to manage a large group, and so on. For each challenge, I would like to explain and give at least one example on how it was faced and successfully overcome.