Starting your business

Whilst exciting, launching a business is a brave step for anyone. It’s good to know there’s plenty of support available to ensure your new venture is founded on a solid skill base.

Whether it’s your first business or whether you’ve set up a business before, by considering skills at the very early stages of your business planning, you’ll be better placed to achieve your goals. 

If you’re considering starting a business remember skills development is an integral part of ensuring success.

Benefits of addressing skills:

  • you’ll start off on a solid footing, ensuring you have the right skills for the challenges ahead
  • you’ll be more confident as your employees will possess the right skills at the right level
  • you’ll be more competitive
  • you’ll be able to invest in the right skills

Support available 

The training support and funding landscape is extensive and can be difficult to understand.

To help we've summarised it for you


Starting up and Business Planning

Starting a business can be rewarding and invigorating, but it can also be risky and challenging. However, the good news is that success rates can be increased by accessing the support that’s available. Browse the range of services from Business Wales via the 'Starting-up' button.


Ready to recruit?

When a business decides that they need to employ someone, it’s important that a sound recruitment process is used, otherwise it can turn out to be time-consuming and costly, especially if the wrong person is selected. A good recruitment process means you attract the right people with the right skills at the right cost and at the right time. You can find more information on this via the 'Ready to recruit' button.

Ready to recruit


Taking on employees is a major step in the development of a business. It is a major responsibility and a significant activity for any business. It’s important that they feel a part of the business straight away and are willing and eager to contribute. To view the range of support available and to access our programmes on recruitment and training go to the 'Staffing' button.