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Help and opportunities for young people looking to start their own business.

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The Start-Up Loans Company

Starting a business in Wales or nurturing a business under 3 years old? Start Up Loans offer financial aid. Business in Focus, an Official Delivery Partner, aids with loan applications, easing the process of financial investment for budding entrepreneurs.

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Support for entrepreneurs

The Enterprise and Start-up Team offers support for business start-up, self-employment, and innovation, providing networking, guest speaker events, workshops, and one-to-one advice to develop entrepreneurial skills and ventures.

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Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and our staff are part of a resilient, active, and engaged community. Our mission is to empower you to recognise and develop opportunities to create value.

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Start Up Entrepreneurship Course In Business and Technology

The Alacrity entrepreneurship course combines graduate entrepreneurs with world-class mentors to create the next generation of technology companies.

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Student Enterprise

USW Enterprise, part of USW Careers, supports students and graduates who are interested in developing their enterprise skills, freelancing, starting their own business or social enterprise and want to discuss, develop, test and launch their ideas.

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Find the business inside of you

Business Wales is the Welsh Government's fully-funded business support service which helps people to start, run and grow their own businesses.

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BOSS - Business Online Support Service

BOSS is here to help you and your business develop through online learning. Digital courses created by Business Wales' subject experts to support you in successfully starting and running a business.

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Online community and support for entrepreneurs, start-ups & small businesses

Start out with the best possible support network, workshops, tools and resources. Join a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers. Access the best possible support network, workshops, tools and resources.

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Natwest Business Builder

Dive straight in to digital and event-based learning, as well as a community of like-minded individuals, and move your business forward today.

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Young Person's Start Up Grant

Big Ideas Wales aids in overcoming challenges, supporting youth entrepreneurship. Gain business knowledge, advisor assistance, and potential grants for startups.

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Big Ideas Wales: Project Start-up

Project Start-up is a programme of free online workshops, advice and mentoring to give you the support you need to start your business.

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Cwmpas

Cwmpas is a development agency working for positive change, in Wales and across the UK. A friendly team of advisers can offer expert help and support across a wide range of areas to help you get started with a Busines

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