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Starting or Already Running a Business in Swansea

The Council's Business Development Team stands ready to assist business find the most appropriate level and source of support in Swansea.  Swansea is often cited as one of the best places to start or develop a business in the UK. If you have an idea that you think could add to what Swansea has to offer, then the following  information could be of help to you.

Starting a business?

Starting up your own business is a big step involving many facets of your life. To smooth the process and minimise the risks we recommend you seek advice from those agencies set up to provide such a service. The Centre for Business provides start up support on behalf of the Welsh Government you can visit www.centreforbusiness.co.uk or ring 01792 704411 or Contact the Welsh Government direct on 03000 6 03000
If you are aged 18 – 30 and are unemployed you can also benefit from additional support from The Prince's Trust. To find out if you are eligible www.princes-trust.org.uk/business.

Already have a business?

If you are already running a business then occasionally you may need to discuss developing your ideas or you may have a problem that you want to talk through with someone impartial and who has a fresh perspective.

Contact Business Wales who offer  fully subsidised business advice to small, local businesses of any sector and also can provide a free information and signposting service to save businesses time and money when researching business ideas or looking for specific services to help them run their business.
You can contact them on  southwest@businesswales.org.uk.
Ffon/Tel :   01792 572800
Or the Welsh Government on 03000 6 03000

Need Some Money?

Finance Wales provides commercial investments in SMEs throughout Wales. Finance Wales is a subsidiary of the Welsh Government and has made more than 2,000 investments in Wales-based businesses. Information about the commercial funding which Finance Wales provides to small and medium-sized businesses is available on the Finance Wales website www.financewales.co.uk or by contacting 0800 587 4140

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