Business Wales advice and guidance
Business Wales provides impartial, independent support and advice to people starting, running and growing a business in Wales.
During these challenging times, Business Wales’ expert advisers are on hand to deliver support and advice to any entrepreneur or SME in Wales.
Take the opportunity to talk through your challenges with advisers, or join one of our new online webinars. Topics include:
- business uncertainty, income and managing cash flow
- business hibernation impact on income, staff and you, the entrepreneur
- adapting your business model
- dealing with suppliers and contractors
- digital diversification
- doing business in the virtual world. Online payments, cybersecurity to digital marketing
- looking after yourself including well-being support for you and your team
- leading your team through crisis
Business Wales can also offer the latest advice on wider support services available through the Welsh Government including:
- managing a business in a crisis
- diversifying your business
- planning for the future
- cashflow and financial planning
- business plans
- accessing finance
- HR policies and procedures
- digital exploitation
- start up support
For more information on our range of Webinars visit Business Wales Events Finder (business-events.org.uk), or to get in touch with us visit Contact us | Business Wales (gov.wales)
Starting Up In Business
Business Wales can help you start up your own business.
We can offer you online, virtual face-to-face and telephone advice, as well as easy access to regular online workshops and webinars, delivered by our expert advisers. Business Wales can help you to consider your business goals and define your objectives. Our team can work with you to help understand your competitors, to understand your markets and prepare your finances.
For more information on the support to start up in business visit Contact us | Business Wales (gov.wales) to request a call back or call us on 03000 6 03000.
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.
Managing Your Business
Business Wales can give you easy access to information and advice to help you to build resilience or develop your business both now and in the future.
We can offer you online, virtual face-to-face and telephone advice, as well as easy access to regular online workshops and webinars, delivered by our expert advisers. Business Wales can help you to plan for the future and prioritise your next steps. Our team can help you to prepare your financial plans and forecasts, to understand how best to market your products or to consider what finance might be best suited to your circumstances. We can also provide you with HR support to understand how to adapt and manage your team during this difficult time.
Business Wales has access to a range of experts and expertise on hand to talk through how you might improve your sales, train your teams or even access a mentor to work with you on a one to one basis.
Whether you are responding directly to the challenges caused by COVID-19 or are looking to diversify and develop your business visit Contact us | Business Wales (gov.wales) to get in touch.
Growing Your Business
The Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme (AGP) has been specifically designed for those businesses that are already experiencing significant growth.
Our team of experienced Relationship Managers can work with entrepreneurs and business owners to help maximise that opportunity provided by growth and to build capacity or recover from the challenges of COVID-19.
Relationship Managers maintain regular contact with their AGP clients to ensure they are aware of existing support programmes while tailoring an offer to meet the specific needs of your business. The AGP programme offers a combination of coaching, advice and community to help you and your business respond to and recover from this challenging time.
To learn more about the programme and to check your eligibility visit Accelerated Growth Programme | Business Wales - Accelerated Growth Programme (gov.wales)
Making Use of Technology to Develop Your Business
Our Superfast Business Wales team can provide you with easy access to information, help and advice to help you use technology better to drive your success.
Superfast Business Wales can offer you a series of online workshops, tailored one to one support and a host of learning resources and materials.
Our team recognise the challenges of managing businesses during this time and have moved to a wholly online, webinar and advisory service available now.
If you are looking to move your business online or are looking to adapt for the longer term or even looking to maintain your brand in the market place our Superfast team can help. We are able to offer a range of specific webinars to help you stay connected, to make use of social media, to use online tools or even how to get started with Facebook.
For more information and details of all our Superfast Business Wales support visit Digital support for Welsh businesses | Business Wales - Superfast Business Wales (gov.wales)
Support in your local community
Business Wales is here to help support inclusive growth – working, nationally, regionally and locally. We are still available to help entrepreneurs realise their ambitions, to help businesses to prosper and to help your community thrive.
Through our network of local Enterprise Hubs we are helping establish a strong, resilient and diverse economy. We can provide aspiring entrepreneurs and new businesses with a local focal point, a community and access to creative and innovative spaces – both physical and in the virtual world.
Our Enterprise Hubs are physically located on the Isle of Anglesey, in Wrexham, Newtown, Carmarthen and Caerphilly and can give you easy access to valuable information, support and advice.
Working online, over the phone and on a one to one basis, the Hubs can offer you access to Mentors, webinars, online courses and key note speakers to help you set up and grow your new business.
For more information on our Enterprise Hubs or to book an appointment visit Enterprise Hubs | Business Wales (gov.wales)