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Welsh Business News via the Welsh Business News Blog on LinkedIn – #WelshBiz

WelshBiz Blog

If you are interested in Welsh Business Mews the you should take a look at (and follow) the WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn, which has loads of Business News from many different Welsh Businesses!

You can visit the WelshBiz blog on LinkedIn by clicking the link below!

Welsh Business News Blog by #WelshBiz

Business News that you can expect from the #WelshBiz LinkedIn Blog;

  • Business Networking Wales News
  • Business Events Wales News
  • SME Business News Wales
  • Corporate Business News Wales
  • Business News Wales Posts
  • Wales Online Business Posts
  • Welsh Entrepreneur News
  • Mike Armstrong News etc.

The WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn is run by Mike Armstrong of MA News, MAN Media and MA Consultancy, which are all part of the MA Group #MAGroup #MA 🎙💪 #MikeArmstrong #MANews #MANMedia

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Welsh Business News

Some fantastic Welsh Business News

If you are looking for Welsh Business News you should take a look at our Welsh Business News Blog or the Business Section and Business News Section on our MA Consultancy Website. You can also follow WelshBiz on Social Media.

On our Welsh Business News Blogs you will find lots of UK Business News and Welsh Business News including Cardiff Business News, Swansea Business News, North Wales Business News and Business Events News as well as Business Advice and Info.

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

Welsh Business News - Welsh Business Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

Introbiz Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

  • Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
  • An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
  • Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
    • Who are you?
    • What are your products and services?
    • Who are your clients?
    • What’s your target audience for your business?
    • What new introductions can we make for you?
    • How can you follow up effectively?
  • Event closes
  • Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.

Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

 

 

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

Cardiff Business News – Cardiff firm looks to Rise & Thrive from Covid and asks you to join them by tking part in their global business summit…

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Global Business Networking Events by Cardiff Business Networking Company, Introbiz

Welsh Business News - Welsh Business Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Summit, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Summit, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the Online Business summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

This Cardiff Business News Press Release is by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

‘Things To Do In Cardiff’ business directory • Introbiz

During these extraordinary challenging times businesses face with Covid, more and more businesses have to rely on Online presence. Research shows that the vast majority of consumers (including the likes of pensioners , who previously never used the internet) are now shopping online for products and services… With this change in significant change in behaviour, even post Covid,  people will continue using online services….businesses without a website or without any online presence are suffering….. here is the solution!

Introbiz has secured a phenomenal opportunity for all businesses…. a fantastic new Online Business Advertising directory www.thingstodoincardiff.co.uk which offers inherent benefits of joining this unique directory for your business.

Check out: https://thingstodoincardiff.co.uk/ I’m sure you will agree the site looks fantastic,  a Massive increase in their SEO (search engine optimisation) getting found online above your competition, and can expect many more potential customers to find and see your products or services, we will promote your company on our social media platforms, and another bonus is all of our towns and cities link together for maximum exposure.

–  that every listing is via a unique one page website (Micro-Site) which will then link to your website and if you do not have a website then it’s a double bonus.

– Things To Do In has many thousands of page one Google search terms for businesses that list on our directory and we have thousands of visitors and business owners weekly to our sites.

– Now the really exciting bit especially in these troubled times prices are from just £1.00 per day and no contract to be tied into so no risk.

– We charge a one off fee of £100.00 for the building of the webpage.

Please have a look on www.thingstodoin.co.uk for more info:

Next step:
Sign-up for this unique business advertising directory here: https://forms.zohopublic.com/info84/form/CustomerAgreementAndDirectDebit/formperma/dX9ILx1-L9NgV2uwk938ZTzQpkeoOmEQKrmgecY7sjA
for your call to action, and if you recommend four businesses and the sign up you can have a year’s free listing.

Refer to the banner (attached) to show some of the benefits.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/things-to-do-in-cardiff-business-directory/

Cardiff Business News • Introbiz Members News

News.
Follow the latest company news here. Updates posted weekly, subscribe to get emails straight to your inbox.
— Read more on introbiz.co.uk/educate/news/

Great news for our members ‘Mobius Works’ • Introbiz Members News – Cardiff Business News

Great to see our members Mobius Works growing and expanding.

Today, we have launched a brand new branch specialising in delivering larger projects as main contractor across the south of the country. Introducing Mobius Construct.

Mobius Construct will allow us to deliver larger scale projects from the value of circa £5million, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit out, as well as being able to offer ongoing maintenance and facilities management via Mobius Works. The business will operate across a variety of sectors spanning D&B, commercial, residential, leisure, retail, health, defence, workplace, education and also the public sector.

Mobius Construct will be headed up by Bristol based Tim Stringer, who has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has worked with several reputable companies including Pearce Group, Integral UK and Tetris UK, and most recently has been working as a Consultant to Mobius overseeing all major projects. He’ll be joined by Divisional Director Carly Willis, Former Chair of Women in Property (WiP) South West and incoming Chair of Interact Bristol, who specialises in delivering high end commercial projects, with a background in Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

Speaking about the launch of the new company, Managing Director Tim Stringer said:

“Having worked with Lee and the team at Mobius on a consultancy basis for some time, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Mobius Construct; a new step which will allow the company to grow ever faster than they already have over the past few years. We feel that our combined years of experience and expertise will allow us to offer the very best in service delivery and go above and beyond our clients’ expectations through proactive and innovative solutions.”

Mobius founder, Lee Bignell said:

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Tim and Carly to the team to lead the charge on Mobius Construct. Being able to pitch for larger projects is a huge step for Mobius, and we can’t wait to see how the business grows with their addition over the coming months and years.”

For enquiries contact Tim at tim.stringer@mobiusconstruct.co.uk or Carly at carly.willis@mobiusconstruct.co.uk.

If any of our other members have any news or press releases etc., please email marketing@introbiz.co.uk and social@introbiz.co.uk and we can share it across our Network for you.

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/great-news-for-our-members-mobius-works/

Help ‘The Pituitary Foundation’ to save lives! • Introbiz Members News – Cardiff Business News

The Pituitary Foundation are doing a petition which everyone can sign. It is about changing the name ‘diabetes insipidus’ to pituitary insipidus – desmopressin dependent’ (PIDD).

The term ‘diabetes insipidus’ is very often mistaken for diabetes mellitus by health care professionals (HCPs) and the general public. The two conditions unfortunately share ‘diabetes’ within them, although they are completely unrelated and mean very different things.

The challenge for diabetes insipidus patients is when they need hospital attention (A&E, surgery, or on a hospital ward). Many HCPs are unaware of DI and assume the patient has diabetes mellitus. The consequences include their blood sugars being checked, being given ‘diabetic diets’ etc. instead of being given the treatment they need…

Read more and sign the Pituitary Foundation petition here: https://www.change.org/p/healthcare-professionals-change-the-name-of-diabetes-insipidus-noneedtodi 

For more Introbiz News please follow the link.
Discover the best of Introbiz Events from just £599 a year!
You’ll be able to meet hundreds of businesses, present your products and services and enhance your brand including having your news regularly shared on our Introbiz News section such as this post for the Pituitary Foundation!

Click on the button below to explore all of our membership packages and start your networking journey now! Membership Details
  *Have you registered yet for our FREE Introbiz Global Summit – Please do so now via the following link – Introbiz Global Summit

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/help-the-pituitary-foundation-to-save-lives/

Help raise finds for the Welsh NHS

Help Support the NHS in WalesStory NHS are Super Heroes! Introbiz Swansea & West Wales in Association with Swansea Building Society invite you to #…

Help raise finds for the Welsh NHS

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Latest Credit Industry News from CCR, for Credit Professionals

 
   
CCRNewswire…  
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CCRMagazine at www.ccrmagazine.com/ccr-magazine/

or download a PDF copy of the magazine here.
 
   

CCRInteractive: Virtual  Wednesday 29 April

 
The New Way to Learn!  
   
CCRInteractive: Virtual  – Working through challenging times  
As an exclusive publication for the credit, collections, and enforcement industry, CCR takes seriously its responsibility to provide you with the information that you need to help your business thrive in these most difficult of times.
Therefore, we are launching CCRInteractive: Virtual on Wednesday 29 April, as the first of a series of Online Conferences aimed at providing you with the crucial information that you need.
This Online Conference will be Free to attend and will hear from leading industry practitioners and analysts who will give advice on issues such as managing staff remotely, encouraging good mental health, issues around compliance, and setting and reaching goals.
Opportunities will be available to support this Online Conference, which will tie in with this month’s edition of CCR2, which will cover the crucial issue of Disaster Recovery – to find out more, please contact Gary Lucas at gary@ccrmagazine.co.uk.
 
   
To register your interest to attend this Free Online Conference, please contact Stephen Kiely at stephen@ccrmagazine.co.uk.  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
           

Call for government to include import taxes in payments to be deferred 

 

FCA ‘right to step in’ on consumer credit – but measures must cover all forms of borrowing 

 

OECD updates G20 summit on outlook for global economy 


 

 

 

 

 

 
           

Small businesses facing mental health crisis as Coronavirus piles on the woes

 

StepChange welcomes FCA emergency financial relief proposals 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
           

Conveyancing Association and Lease Administrators work together to help home movers during Coronavirus crisis 

 

Response to self-employed income support scheme 

 

Relief for the self-employed, but dedicated hardship fund ‘needed now’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
           

Three out of Five UK Households Negatively Financially Impacted by COVID-19 

Foundation Home Loans – update and comment 

 

The Money Stats – March 2020 – Portrait of a Pre-Crisis UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
           

Time for employers to show loyalty to their staff says entrepreneur 

 

Maintaining a Productive and Healthy Workforce During Coronavirus 

 

‘Lenders must stick to the spirit of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes, not the letter’ 

 
           
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus morning headlines revealed as list of essential workers and reduced public transport timetables (Friday, March 20)

Here is a summary of the latest news in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday March 20. List of essential workers revealed Frontline health …

Coronavirus morning headlines revealed as list of essential workers and reduced public transport timetables (Friday, March 20)

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

“Never, Ever Give Up””Always Stay Motivated”If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to…

Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews
“Never, Ever Give Up”
”Always Stay Motivated”

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me.

I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat!

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Budget, Bugs & Business Rates – A Welsh Property Perspective…

Richard Murphy. Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff Office responds to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget and what it means for Wales: “It …

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Budget, Bugs & Business Rates – A Welsh Property Perspective…

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

First minister Mark Drakeford has promised to put every penny it receives from Budget announcement into helping firms on rates. Welsh Government has …

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Technology Sector in Wales’ Image Problem – Tech News

Avril Lewis, Managing Director, Technology Connected, thinks it’s time we showed the world how big our technology achievements are   Technology …

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Technology Sector in Wales’ Image Problem – Tech News

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – New Startup Festival in Wales…

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – New Startup Festival in Wales…

A new festival to bring together the Welsh start-up community has been launched as part of the annual Wales Start-Up Awards which will again celebrate the contribution that new entrepreneurial firms make to job creation, creativity and innovation across the Welsh economy.

The brainchild of Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, assistant pro-vice chancellor at the University of South Wales and founder of the Fast Growth 50, the Wales Start-Up Awards are unique in being the only business awards in the UK that focus specifically on recognising the achievements of those new businesses launched within the last three years.

Wales Startup Awards 2019 at the Depot, Cardiff. Credit: Matthew Horwood

The 2020 awards will be held at the site of the new Depot in Cardiff on the evening of June 19th with the overall sponsor again being Capital Law, a leading provider of commercial legal services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

Chris Nott, Senior Partner at Capital Law said:

“Since our involvement with these awards, we’ve witnessed the drive, optimism and creativity of Welsh entrepreneurs. It’s inspiring to see start-ups from previous award years not only flourish, but also surpass the aspirations they originally set for themselves. As a home-grown business ourselves, we’re passionate about encouraging growth in the Welsh economy through the development of a supportive entrepreneurship ecosystem. These awards are at the heart of it: they act as a valuable springboard for Welsh start-ups, by giving them an opportunity to be recognised and connected. For all these reasons, we’re proud to be the Wales Start-up Awards headline sponsor again this year, and cannot wait to meet and see the talent of this year’s entrants.”

To make this year’s event bigger and better than ever, the number of awards is being expanded and the Wales Start-Up Festival will be held on the same day so as to bring Welsh startups together to help celebrate the best of new businesses in Wales.

As Professor Jones-Evans explains:

 “Since they were established back in 2016, some incredible new businesses have been recognised at the annual Wales Start-Up awards. With the tech sector growing rapidly across the nation, we have created a number of new awards that reflect some of the sectors that could make a real difference to the economy over the next few years such as cyber, fintech, medtech and mobile technologies”.

He also believes that the event should be about more than being just another awards ceremony and that the reboot of the awards offers an opportunity to add real value to the those applying.

“The creation of the Wales Start-Up festival as a free event to complement the awards will be an opportunity for attendees to hear inspirational talks by successful entrepreneurs, attend advice clinics and workshops and to showcase the best of Welsh entrepreneurship”..

“For the first time, we are also encouraging all of our sponsors to directly support those entering the awards. For example, NatWest Bank will offer a fast-track route to their digital accelerator to all finalists whilst the Celtic Manor Resort, sponsor of the food and drink start-up of the year award, will be giving all shortlisted firms in their category the opportunity to showcase their products at their four hotels in Newport. It is incredible opportunity for startups to get access to the expertise experience and marketing power of our amazing sponsors.”

The full list of awards

• Business to business services startup of the year

• Cardiff startup of the Year

• Construction startup of the year

• Consumer Services startup of the year

• Creative startup of the year

• Cyber startup of the year

• Digital startup of the year

• Equity startup of the year

• Financial and professional services startup of the year

• Fintech startup of the year

• Food and drink startup of the year

• Global startup of the year

• Graduate startup of the year

• Green Startup of the year

• Innovative startup of the year

• Manufacturing startup of the year

• Medtech startup of the year

• Mobile and emerging technology start-up of the year

• Retail startup of the year

• Rising stars award

• Rural startup of the year

• Social enterprise startup of the year

• Tourism and leisure startup of the year

• Valleys startup of the year

• Young entrepreneur of the year

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The buildings transforming communities in Wales

Entries close on March 27th 2020 and will then be assessed by a panel of judges that include some of Wales’ leading entrepreneurs such as Professor Simon Gibson, Racheal Flanagan of Mrs Bucket, Kate Methuen Ley of Tiger Cardiff stores, James Taylor of Superstars and Richard Theo of Wealthify.

The event is being supported by the Welsh entrepreneurial ecosystem include NatWest Bank, Abel + Imray, BeTheSpark, Bluegg, Business in Focus, Business News Wales, the Celtic Manor Resort, CEMET, Development Bank of Wales, Fintech Wales, Innovate UK, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Tech Nation, Town Square, University of South Wales, Universities Wales, WCVA and the Welsh Government as well as leading entrepreneurial high growth firms such as ALS Managed Services, CP Hire, Freight Logistics Solutions, the Indigo Group, Mazuma, Wolfberry and ZipWorld.

Further information about the 2020 Wales Start-Up award can be found online at www.walesstartupawards.com

For more on this or other Welsh News please follow the link.

— Read more on mikearmstrong.me/new-startup-festival-in-wales/

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Welsh Property News – Cardiff & Wales Rental values over the last 12 months…

Welsh Property News – Cardiff & Wales Rental values over the last 12 months…

Over the last 12 months, the average rent achieved for properties let in Cardiff was £755 per month.

This is a +4% change on the previous 12 month period.

52% of properties let in the past 12 months were flats, achieving an average rental value of £691 per month.

— Read on mikearmstrong.me/cardiff-wales-rental-values-over-the-last-12-months/

WelshBiz Blog featuring Welsh Business News

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Business Wales Support for Business Women in Wales…

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Business Wales Support for Business Women in Wales…

The Welsh Government recognises and supports the importance and contribution that women entrepreneurs make to the economy of Wales, however, there is more to do to continue this journey and further develop the representation of women owned businesses in Wales.

The Business Wales service has therefore renewed its commitment to support and encourage more women to successfully start, sustain or grow a business in Wales and for them to reach their full potential.
 
Alongside the Welsh Government a significant number of other organisations share this commitment and have joined in the development of a gender aware approach in Wales to encourage and better tailor their support to women entrepreneurs. 

This approach has been shaped by an expert panel (the Panel) consisting of representatives from businesses, banks, business support organisations and academia backed by consultation with established or prospective business women & female entrepreneurs in Wales.

The approach sets out a common vision to supporting business and entrepreneurial women in Wales and is supplemented by a ‘Good Practice Guide’ that outlines how business support organisations can better tailor their services to meet the needs of business women or female entrepreneurs. 

The Panel has made ten recommendations that build on the current strengths of business support services in Wales and aim to create a structure which the broader business support community can identify with and adopt.

The Welsh Government will take forward the recommendations of the Panel to further develop our support for entrepreneurial women through our business Wales service by producing a detailed action plan.

However, Business Wales cannot do it alone and actively encourage other support organisations to join in the journey and adopt the approach set out, in part or whole, and follow the principles of the Good Practice Guide.

 

Getting involved: Supporting organisations – make a difference 

The Welsh Government and supporting partners are keen to talk to any organisation that deliver business support in Wales and are willing to become actively involved in supporting women in starting, sustaining or growing their business.

There are many ways in which organisations can become involved:

• implementing the associated ‘Good Practice Guide’ 

• making a commitment on the Business Wales or Be the Spark website to showcase what you currently do, and what you are going to do to improve support for women entrepreneurs

• joining in the conversation on #businesswomenwales

• spreading the word and encouraging others to take part

To commit your support please contact Business Wales here.

Supporting Entrepreneurial Women in Wales: An Approach for Wales, click here.

For a Good Practice Guide for business support organisations please click here.

For the Business Wales Action Plan response to recommendations, please click here.

Mentoring    

In a survey undertaken by the University of South Wales (USW) one of the most valued support for women either starting or sustaining their business is access to business mentors as experienced and informal sources of guidance in addition to business advisors. Business Wales has over 500 mentors, of which 38% are women, available as part of its service that are ready to help you on your journey to start, sustain or grow your business, and if you would prefer a woman mentor just ask. 

Click here for more information on finding a business mentor or becoming a mentor yourself. 

Other organisations that provide business mentoring support: 

• Princes Trust if you are aged 18-30   

• Prime Cymru if you are aged 50 or over

Incubation Units/Co-working locations and business hubs

There are a number of business start-up units and working spaces (incubator units) across Wales that are great opportunities to start or grow your business with other businesses that are in the same situation, possibly facing the same challenges as yourself. These incubator units deliver packages of support to help your business and yourself. 

Please click here for more information on incubator units in Wales. 
 

Financial Support In Wales

There are a number of finance options available when starting or growing a business, below are some links that may help shape your decision:

• Finding Finance (Business Wales)

• Development Bank of Wales

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16 Top Blogging Tips from 16 Top Blogging Experts…

I’ve heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there’s no ‘right way’ to approach blogging if you want to be successful. There are plenty of people who’ve done a great job of it though, and I thought it would be useful to learn from them.

These 16 bloggers shared one important tip each for blogging beginners. No doubt, even if you’re not a beginner these tips will probably prove to be useful.

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - dave_larson1. Get ideas from your audience

Create blog posts that answer the most interesting questions from people you engage with on social media.

Dave Larson, founder of @tweetsmarter

This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow! One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments or Tweets. In one example, here on FastCompany a lot of people requested a post that features more women entrepreneurs:

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Now, a few weeks later adding such an article where just women contributed and built great businesses was a big hit:

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - brian-clark2. Understand your audience

Understand your audience better than they understand themselves. It takes a lot of upfront research, and often means being a member of the very tribe you’re trying to lead – but it pays off.

Brian Clark, founder and CEO, Copyblogger

Understanding your audience better means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content will resonate with them, which is a good start when you get to writing blog posts.

A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about. An example for this comes from Andrew Chen who famously “tests” his blogpost ideas on Twitter first.

And so does Joel here at Buffer. Take this example from a recent Twitter post of his, where he simply tweeted one quote to see how well people liked a topic before he blogged about it:

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Write for yourself first & foremost. Ignore the fact that anyone else will read what you write; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come.

Adii Pienaar, founder of PublicBeta

Adii’s experience in writing for himself firstly has made a difference to his blog in ways he didn’t expect:

Yes, since I’ve been writing for myself, I’ve found that I write more and I publish more often. I think though that the main reason for that is that I don’t decide whether to publishing something based on the traction / reception that the post will receive within my audience; instead if I want to publish something, I do so. For myself.

 

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - kristi-hines4. Build your email list

Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.

Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger

When you’re asking readers to sign up for your email list, you might want to try experimenting with different language. Willy Franzen found that his subscription rate jumped 254% higherwhen he changed his call-to-action from “subscribe by email” to “get jobs by email”:

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Using this phrase more clearly tells Willy’s readers what they’re signing up for, which clearly worked well!

 

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - darren_rowse5. Love your existing readers

Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.

Darren Rowse, founder of ProBlogger

Focusing on your readers is a great way to get to know them better (see tip #2). I love the way Daniel Burstein describesblog readers’ expectations of you as a blogger:

A blog is really two things. One, simply a piece of technology, a platform. But, two, it is a promise in the minds of most readers, who expect that the blog should have actual content with some elements of value that is hyper-targeted to their needs. Much like with a newspaper. Readers don’t just look at a newspaper as newsprint that is delivered on their driveway every morning. They look at it as valuable information about their city, where they live, and the things that they do.

 

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I screwed up for years. I’d blog and blog. Some of my posts were doing very well on places like Hacker News, but I had such hard time getting return visitors. And very few people bothered to follow me on Twitter.

Don’t rely on people to do the work to find your Twitter account. Don’t rely on them to do the work to find your details in a sidebar. People are blind to sidebars. Thanks banner ads!

Finish your blog post with some kind of call to action to signup for an email list or follow you on Twitter. When I started doing this, I immediately increased my Twitter followers by 335% in the first 7 days.

Nate Kontny, founder of Draft

Nate uses a simple call-to-action on his blog now, that looks like this:

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This particular technique we’ve also tested here on the Buffer blog and found it to work amazingly well to bring attention to other blog posts we’ve written, like this:

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or to Buffer product features, like this:

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7. Give stuff away

Give away free content that adds value to people’s lives “until it hurts” and they will love you and become loyal fans.

Jeff Bullas, blogger and author of Blogging the Smart Way

A great example of this is the research done by Incentivibe, who found that adding a giveaway contest pop-up to the bottom-right of their website led to 125% more email subscribers.

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - neil patel8. Be consistent

Consistency is one of the most important things that bloggers tend to forget. It’s much easier to lose your traffic than it is to build it up, so make sure you consistently blog.

Neil Patel, founder of KISSmetrics

A study by Hubspot showed that consistent blogging actually leads to higher subscriber growth rates:

Over a two-month span, businesses that published blog entries on a regular basis (more than once a week) added subscribers over twice as fast as those companies that added content once a month.

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - jay_baer9. Give away your knowledge

Don’t be afraid to showcase what you know. Too many bloggers hold back the good stuff out of fear of giving away the “secret sauce.” There is no secret sauce in a world where everyone has high speed Internet access at all times. Today, you want to give away information snacks to sell knowledge meals.

Jay Baer, author of Youtility

Jay’s advice is to share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it tucked away for a rainy day. Chris Guillebeau follows this advice by offering two free, downloadable PDFs to his readers. Chris also does what Jay calls giving away “information snacks to sell knowledge meals.” On both of the free PDF download pages, Chris markets his book on the right-hand side.

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - chris_pirillo10. Be true to your voice

Stay true to yourself and your voice. People don’t care to follow sites so much as they care to follow people.

Chris Pirillo, founder and CEO, LockerGnome

Another blogger who advocates the importance of the writer’s voice is Jeff Goins. He says that your voice is the most important, yet over-looked part of blogging:

Writing isn’t about picking the right topic; it’s about finding the right voice. What matters, what readers really resonate with, isn’t so much what you say, but how.

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - rand_fishkin11. Give it time – This is why

Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible. If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.

Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz

Rand shared these great images with us from his wife’s travel blog, Everywhereist, which shows just how long it can take to see a return on your efforts:

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - james-clear12. Give your email list priority

If you’re blogging to create a business, a movement, or to support a cause, then you need to build an email list. It’s not an option. I don’t even consider my blog to be my community, my email list is my community. Caring about these people, writing for them, and delivering value to them should be your number one goal.

James Clear, entrepreneur, weightlifter and travel photographer

When the New York Public Libraryfocused on growing email subscription rates, this simple home page design with information about what readers could expect to receive boosted numbers by 52.8% over a more complicated version with less information about the actual newsletter:

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - dave_kerpen13. Write catchy headlines

No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: simple, powerful, useful and bold.

Dave Kerpen, author and CEO of Likeable Local

Something we do at Buffer is to test several different headlines for each of our blog posts to determine which ones works best. Here’s an example of what that might look like:

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You can read more about this particular approach in more depth here: A scientific guide to writing great headlines on Twitter, Facebook and your Blog

 

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - aaron-lee14. Be Yourself

There isn’t one specific set of rules to be successful in blogging. When I started blogging, I had the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful bloggers in the industry. One of the best lessons I’ve learned from them is to simply be me. I didn’t have to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. I had to simply be me.

By being me, I enjoyed writing and the process more. It had me writing more than I usually would too. If you look at the the most successful writers like Seth Godin and Chris Brogan you’ll notice that they are different and unique in their own ways.

Aaron Lee, social media manager, entrepreneur and blogger

Moz CEO Rand Fishkin agrees that telling your company’s story is important, as opposed to following a formula for successful blogging:

Emotion and storytelling have been part of how we communicate with each other and inspire action for thousands of years.

 

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - derek_sivers15. Keep it short

Biggest lesson I learned in my past year of blogging. Keep it in the 1–2 minutes read-time length.

Derek Sivers, founder of Wood Egg

Working out the best length for your blog posts can be tricky. You generally need about 300 words minimum to get indexed by search engines, but otherwise the length of your post is up to what you think feels best.

Derek Sivers noticed recently that his shorter posts were much better received by readers and seemed to be shared more, unlike his longer posts:

When I’ve written articles that were too long or had too many ideas, they didn’t get much of a reaction.

When I read books, I often feel bad for the brilliant idea buried on page 217. Who will hear it?

Stop the orchestra. Solo that motif. Repeat it. Let the other instruments build upon it.

The web is such a great way to do this.

Present a single idea, one at a time, and let others build upon it.

According to this Chartbeat graph below, many visitors to your site won’t bother scrolling, and most visitors won’t read more than about 60% of what you’ve written. Keeping it short and sharp then, could be worthwhile.

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If you’re looking for a general guide to blog post length, Joe Pulizzi’s blog post, “A blog post is like a miniskirt” might be useful:

A blog post is like a miniskirt.

It has to be short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.

 

” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - gregory_ciotti16. Make it worth referencing – here is how:

One thing I always try to keep in mind before publishing a post is would anyone want to “cite” this for any reason? Just like interesting research is great because it leaves you with a fascinating finding or an idea, I like for my posts to be the same. That doesn’t mean relying on research, but simply making sure each post has an original lesson or actionable item, making it “citable” on the web.

Gregory Ciotti, marketing strategist at Help Scout

Our very own Buffer co-founder Leo has written about a similar thing before:

When writing a post, I get into a mindset to answer just this 1 question with a Yes: “Would anyone email this article to a friend?”

It’s an extremely simple proposition. Yet, it has changed my writing completely. If I put myself into a reader’s head going through a post and seeing whether someone will say “Oh, this is interesting, John will really like this”, then I go ahead and publish it. It’s almost like an invisible threshold to pass. I need to improve the post until this level is reached. I will iterate, find more research, get more examples, until I can truly imagine this happening.

I’m sure there are lots more great tips out there about building a blog. What’s your favorite?

Image credits: David G. Larson, Copyblogger, The WordPress Podcast, Party Biz Connect, Darren Rowse, Nate Kontny, Jeff Bullas, FounderTips, Social Media Examiner, Chris Pirillo, LinkJuice, James Clear, Dave Kerpen, Joshua Titsworth, Derek Sivers, Unbounce

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