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Thinking of starting a business?

Business Wales is here to help you with your first steps into self-employment with practical range of guidance and business support. We have free factsheets on business topics and access to business advice and guidance to help you choose the right business for you, along with online resources to build your confidence in starting a business.

Getting Started

Download our Business Start-up Factsheet to explore different business ideas that might suit you.

Is self-employment for you? have a look at our Self Employment guides.

If you’re 25 or under and looking for new opportunities or have a business idea, see our Big Ideas Wales.

We help aspiring business owners overcome the challenges they face on their journey to starting a business.

Use our finance locator to find finance options and how to choose the right type of finance for you.

The Business Wales services provides specialist advice and guidance which is fully funded to support people in Wales that are starting, running and growing businesses.

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Business Support

To get your business started call us on 03000 6 03000

Request call back

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau’n Gymraeg.
We welcome calls in Welsh.

Business Wales Helpline

03000 6 03000

Lines are open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau’n Gymraeg.
We welcome calls in Welsh.