Business Wales is the Welsh Government’s business support service for businesses. We help you with advice on starting and running a business and importantly, supporting you to make your business a success.
Supporting Businesses in Wales:
- Starting a Business: Support and advice to help you start your new business.
- Growing a Business: Support and advice to help you grow your business.
- Innovation Zone: Innovation can help your business become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets.
- SkillsGateway: See how the SkillsGateway can support your business.
- Sell2Wales: Public sector procurement portal for Welsh buyers and suppliers.
- Mentoring: Connect with an experienced business mentor who can help you grow your business.
- Social Business Wales: Support for social enterprises, cooperatives, mutual, and employee owned businesses.
- IT Zone: Access resources on IT security, communications, networking, business software, staff, and IT training.
- Business Wales Start-up Training: Training designed for start-up and growing businesses.
- Business Wales Events: Business training, workshops, networking, seminars.
For more information call us on 03000 6 03000 or visit business.wales.gov.uk
The BOSS service is provided by Business Wales. The service provides online learning courses to help people who are:
- thinking about, or actually, starting a business
- already running a business
- looking to grow their business
Grants and Funding:
The Development Bank of Wales makes commercial investments in small and medium-sized businesses throughout Wales, enabling them to realise their potential for innovation and growth. The Development Bank of Wales can provide business funding for a range of needs:
- Starting a business
- Growing a business
- Buying or selling a business
- Tech ventures
- Property development
Business Debtline is a charity helpline that offers free, confidential and independent advice to self-employed people on how to deal with debt problems.
Serives provided via telephone on 0800 197 6026 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm)
Swansea It’s Local
Swansea’s free online business directory for businesses and people who live in, work in or visit Swansea now contains around 2,000 companies. itslocal is designed for today’s mobile generation and can be accessed on mobiles, tablets, laptops, desktops and Smart TVs. On itslocalswansea you can
- find business services by keyword, or company name
- connect to maps, directions and nearby streetview
- access direct links to companies’ social media networks and websites
There’s no download or install to worry about, just send a text with the word “123swansea” to 88802 and we will text you back a link to the itslocalswansea service. Alternatively please visit www.itslocalswansea.co.uk
Directory of Welsh Businesses
The Directory of Welsh Businesses is a business directory run by Business Wales to help companies promote their goods, services and credentials.
The on-line resource is open to any business in Wales and designed to help companies promote themselves to potential new customers and raise their profile.
Listing is free and easy to do: https://businesswales.gov.wales/business-directory.