Useful links

The links below provide advice and support on a range of enterprise related topics.

Big Ideas Wales -

BIS – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: A government department which deals with all levers of the economy. Provides support for business start up and business growth.

BOSS - Free online courses for starting, running or growing your business

British Chambers of Commerce: A national organisation that represents business to government and other policy makers. Also provides benefits to members.

Business Wales

Chwarae Teg: Pre start-up business support for women and lone parents in Wales . Chwarae Teg holds free enterprise taster days.

Finance Wales: Helps small to medium sized businesses realize their true potential for innovation and growth through investment.

GEW: Official website for Global Entrepreneurship Week; an event held annually to celebrate entrepreneurship in young people all over the world.

HM Revenue and Customs: Advice and application forms to register for tax and national insurance contributions as a self-employed person.

National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship: A council set up to raise the profile of entrepreneurship and the option of starting your own business as a career choice amongst students and graduates.

Prospects: An online resource centre for advice on self employment. Prospects also provides advice on other employment options for graduates.

Shell – LiveWIRE: An international scheme that provides training programmes, help in business and marketing planning, start-up awards and advice to 18-30 year olds.

Wales Trade: Wales Trade International helps Welsh companies establish themselves in overseas markets and forge business alliances with counterparts worldwide.

Young Enterprise: A UK wide organisation offering young people personal experience of how business works.