5 ways Business Wales could help your SME

ways Business Wales could help your SME

These are 5 ways Business Wales could help your SME

If you’re running a small business in Wales, or starting one, the Welsh Government’s support service for entrepreneurs could provide you with valuable knowledge and advice.

Business Wales could help you draw up your business plan, decide on your business strategy, and market your products.

It provides:

Start-up advice

Business Wales stages a series of seminars to help people decide whether they’re ready to start their own business.

The ‘taking the plunge’ sessions look at the choices business people need to make – from becoming self-employed or incorporating a company to which finance options are available.

Find out more here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/search?cx=015957903346633380413%3Arvj_azj67go&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&query=taking+the+plunge&op=Search&form_build_id=form-zgKCHcSp-6bqQ_v19xtrF3FWVrt-TyoP0E-QrdKWc8c&form_id=gel_secondary_search_form

The free online learning resource BOSS (Business Online Support Service) provides support to people starting their own business.

There is a range of courses from which you could choose. Find out more here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/boss

BOSS also offers live chats with tutors and forms for networking with other business owners.

There are also Business Wales factsheets available which look at the potential market for products, the costs of starting up, the equipment you’ll need, ideas on how you can promote and market your business, and the laws and regulations you’ll have to follow. Find out more here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/zones/starting-up

When it comes to creating a business plan, there’s a great deal of advice online and from Business Wales mentors. Find out more here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/zones/starting-up/business-plan

Ongoing learning

Business Wales’ events include social media masterclasses, sessions exploring digital technology, and sessions on subjects like exports, tax, sustainability, HR, branding, tendering, and product design.

Many of the sessions are free for business owners.

Find events near you here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/search?cx=015957903346633380413%3Arvj_azj67go&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&query=taking+the+plunge&op=Search&form_build_id=form-zgKCHcSp-6bqQ_v19xtrF3FWVrt-TyoP0E-QrdKWc8c&form_id=gel_secondary_search_form

Free directory

If you’re not yet registered on the Business Wales free directory, it’s worth creating a profile. The directory gives you more exposure and it’s an excellent quality backlink into your website – as it has a .gov domain.

Find out how to join the directory here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/business-directory

Need inspiration?

Read the real-life stories of entrepreneurs just like you in Business Wales’ case studies here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/case-studies.

Every month, Business Wales features a spotlight on one industry – with tips on trends, real-life stories, and the latest news.

Tender for public sector contracts

There’s a link from Business Wales to the Welsh Government’s Sell2Wales site which looks at the available public sector contracts in Wales and helps you tender for them.

This is a great tool for SMEs.


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