Start Your Own Business in Mid-Wales

If you are thinking about starting a business in Mid-Wales or would like to grow your exisitng business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Mid-Wales contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

Free start-up pack

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources and our free downlodable 'Start & Grow Your Business' book .

We have been helping new start-ups as well as exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Mid-Wales since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.


  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

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Free start-up pack
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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Mid-Wales Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Mid-Wales area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking
http://www.4networking.biz

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Development Bank of Wales
http://www.developmentbank.wales

The Development Bank of Wales helps businesses get the capital they need to start up, strengthen and grow. There’s funding available for businesses at every growth stage. If you’re eligible and ready for investment, you have lots of options. Finance ranges from £1,000 up to £5 million with both loans and equity available. And you can repay the money over periods of up to 10 years, giving you the time and space you need to reach your potential. Over the next five years, the Bank will invest over £400 million. It will also treble the availability of micro finance. When private sector investment and the funding available to homebuyers through Help To Buy – Wales is taken into account, the Bank is aiming to have a billion-pound impact on the Welsh economy. Welsh translation: Ychydig amdanom ni Mae Banc Datblygu Cymru yma i helpu busnesau i gael y cyfalaf sydd arnynt ei angen er mwyn gallu dechrau, cryfhau ac ehangu. Gyda chefnogaeth Llywodraeth Cymru, bydd y Banc Datblygu yn buddsoddi dros £400 miliwn mewn busnesau yng Nghymru yn ystod y pum mlynedd nesaf. Wrth ystyried buddsoddiadau yn y sector preifat a’r cyllid sydd ar gael i brynwyr tai drwy gynllun Cymorth i Brynu - Cymru, bydd y Banc Datblygu yn cael effaith gwerth biliwn o bunnoedd ar economi Cymru. Mae ein neges i fusnesau yng Nghymru yn syml: cysylltwch â ni. Rydym eisiau eich helpu i gael y buddsoddiad a’r cymorth sydd eu hangen arnoch i lwyddo. Pan fydd eich busnes yn ffynnu, bydd Cymru yn ffynnu. Ewch i bancdatblygu.cymru i ddarganfod mwy.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership
http://www.syob.net/fsb.php

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

Business in Focus
http://www.businessinfocus.co.uk
Business in Focuss mission is to help new business start ups and established businesses to succeed through providing an extensive range of expert and practical business support services that are either totally subsidised, part subsidised or paid for by the client. These services include business mentoring, financing business growth, business consultancy, business training and business accommodation. 01656 724 414

Denbighshire Enterprise Agency
http://www.denbighbiz.co.uk
STARTING A NEW BUSINESS? Then let the team at Denbighshire Enterprise Agency help you get started. We are able to provide FREE advice, support and training to give you the best chance of success. We provide impartial advice through the Welsh Development Agencys New Business Starts Programme. 01824 705782

Start-Up Wales
http://www.startupwales.com
Start-Up Wales provides both useful and practical information on starting a new business in Wales. Start-up Wales is focused towards those people who are setting up a business for the first time and those with existing operations who are looking for fresh ideas on how to expand their services and reach an increased proportion of the Welsh marketplace.

Venture Wales
http://www.venturewales.com
Venture Wales is the leading business support organisation in the country. We have an unmatched record in achieving success for SMEs and entrepreneurs alike, providing assistance and advice to over 1000 different companies every year. With access to one of the best support networks in Wales, and a variety of start up programmes and consultancy schemes aimed at improving performance, we specialise in helping businesses overcome challenges and to realise their full potential. 0845 0453 150

Venture Wales
http://www.venturewales.com
Venture Wales is the leading business support organisation in the country. We have an unmatched record in achieving success for SMEs and entrepreneurs alike, providing assistance and advice to over 1000 different companies every year. With access to one of the best support networks in Wales, and a variety of start up programmes and consultancy schemes aimed at improving performance, we specialise in helping businesses overcome challenges and to realise their full potential. 0845 0453 150

Welsh Government - Business and Economy
http://wales.gov.uk
The Welsh Governments vision for economic renewal is of a Welsh economy built upon the strengths and skills of its people and natural environment; recognised at home and abroad as confident, creative and ambitious; a great place to live and work. 03000 6 03000


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