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Welsh Business News – Start-up grants for new businesses from £5m Welsh Government pot | #WelshBiz #WelshBizNews

A START-UP grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of the coronavirus has been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

The fund will be worth £5m initially, with flexibility for the future. It will support start-up firms, which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as they only began trading in 2019.

Applications for this grant will open on Monday (June 29), at the same time as phase two of the Economic Resilience Fund opens to applications.

Mr Drakeford said that the announcement “will help to support new businesses in Wales which are currently falling through the gaps of existing financial assistance schemes.”

He added: “A number of people who have started a business in the last year don’t qualify for support from the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme and it remains unclear if it will take steps to ensure they will change the criteria to help this group of people.

“This is why we have acted and set up a start-up grant. This has come from our work with Welsh Local Government Association and local authorities to look at what more support the business community needs at this time.”

The new start-up grant will support up to 2,000 businesses in Wales, with £2,500 each. This will provide crucial funding to people who established their businesses between 1 April 2019 and 1 March 2020, helping them to continue trading through the pandemic.

The Welsh Government is providing £1.7bn to support businesses in Wales, making it the most generous and comprehensive package of assistance in the UK.

— Read more on www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/18544963.start-up-grants-new-businesses-5m-welsh-government-pot/

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15 Top Business Startup Tips #Startups #MikeArmstrong

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When starting a business the strategy is to do some analysis on the Market Place and some market research (Google is a great place to do this).

1. Check what your competitors are doing and what markets they are aiming at and see if there’s a gap in the market.

2. Then once you see there is, think about what you story and message is and to what audience you are aiming it at.

3. Work on the branding so that it’s telling the right message to the right audience including the name very important.

4. Check the name is Free on Companies House / Registration, Google and all major social platforms.

5. Work on a content portfolio so that you can share the message and synergy messages as well as product and service info and other content, in many ways and to attract many different people in your target segment or segments, regularly with different messages without switching them off.

6. Set up all the things / assets a new business needs – well Optimised Website with Blog, Off-site Blog and a marketing / lead generation add on), Google and Bing Listings, Facebook Pages (for Company and target niches), Facebook Groups for Company and target niches).

LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups a format for profiles for all staff, Twitter Account or Accounts, Instagram, Directory Listings, Geographical and Niche Directories, Podcast, YouTube Channel, Tick Tock, Pinterest etc.!

7. Regularly post good content and squeeze good advertising messages in between with good offers and good call to actions, build up audiences and get them to visit part of your website, your online store, YouTube channel etc.

8. Add an email capture Form to your website for building a database to email too.

9.Go Networking

10. Add some landing pages and look at FB advertising and adwords etc.

11. Consider Selling on Amazon or Ebay,

12. Attend Events, Expos, maybe host some!

13. Consider trying Telesales and/or Field Sales / Solution sales etc.

14. Do some Organic SEO and link building strategies for your website and blog (podcast and YouTube channels etc.)

15. Do some Content Marketing in other sites and blogs and some PR etc.

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#WorkOnYou #Infinityx

#YourNetworkIsYouNetworth

#BeConfident

#BecomeAMillionaire

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Free Business Networking in Newport, South Wales…

Free Business Networking in Newport Free Business Networking in Newport – Online Social Networking for Businesses in Newport… City Business Links – Newport are looking for some early adopters to join their online business networking platform for Newport Businesses to network, for FREE Online, with other Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Businesses. If you are looking […]

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Welsh Web Design Agency launches new Business Startup Packages….

333 Websites have been providing a Website & Logo Package, ideal for Startups and SME’s for over a year now for just £430. However they have now just added to this package and are offering Business Cards & Pop Up Banners along with the Websites & Logo at prices that are amazing and ideal […] […]

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Welsh Web Design Agency launches new Business Startup Packages….

333 Websites have been providing a Website & Logo Package, ideal for Startups and SME’s for over a year now for just £430. However they have now just added to this package and are offering Business Cards & Pop Up Banners along with the Websites & Logo at prices that are amazing and ideal […]

https://welshbizuk.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/welsh-web-design-agency-launches-new-business-startup-packages/

Business Help, Advice & Assistance for Welsh Startups in Wales

If you are a New Company in Wales, Startup Business in Wales or Small Business in Wales and you are looking for some Business Advice in Wales, Startups Advice in Wales or Help for Start-ups in Wales especially help or assistance in Sales & Marketing, then you have come to the right place!

MA Consultancy is a Sales & Marketing Agency & Business Consultancy based in Cardiff, South Wales run by former “National Premier Account Director” Mike Armstrong, who works with Businesses of all shapes and sizes including New Businesses in Wales and Welsh Startups.

We can help you with business advice, help & assistance and start-up advice help & assistance in all areas of running a business but especially in the most important area of running a business, the sales & marketing of the business!

Without a good sales & marketing plan and great cost effective & efficient sales & marketing activities, most businesses won’t make it very far!

Business Start-up / New Business Advice, Help & Assistance in Wales

Most people starting up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise, experience and commitment to see it through.

However, they are usually not experts in the Sales & Marketing, Legal and Financial aspects of running a business and such matters often appear daunting.

Fortunately you do not always need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business but you do need to try and understand as much as possible about these aspects of running a business or you need the support of people or a team of people of trained experts to help or advise you in these areas!

MA Consultancy can help you Startup

Bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality!

We will help you to:

Decide on a Name;
Build a business plan;
Design a Sales & Marketing Strategy;
Build a Brand;
Work on Logo;
Register a name;
Make a Website;
Register a Domain name;
Form a Company;
Get a Business Account;
Build an online Profile (Create a LinkedIn Profile, Create a company page on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter);
Get Followers;
Make a Blog;
Get a Video Produced;
Go Networking;
Find Suppliers;
Get Business Cards and so much more!

On the Legal, Financial & HR side we will;

Help you decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company;
Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts;
Assess the finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance and draw up the necessary proposals;
Establish a good working relationship with your bank;
Complete any registration procedures with Companies House and HMRC;
deal with company secretarial issues;
Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements;
Decide on what computer hardware to buy and help with the installation of accountancy software;
Keep on top of bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and other accounting requirements;
Help with all aspects of business compliance and administration;
deal with all startup HR and Health & Safety,
Help you with Offices;
Help you with Recruitment;
Help you with Vehicle Leasing;
Help you with Credit Control & Credit Management Solutions including Debt Management Solutions;
and so much more!

Require more information?

If you would like more information or would like to ask us startup or new business questions then please email us today on maconsultancy1@gmail.com.

Posted “By Mike Armstrong” – MA Consultancy / @MAConsultancy1 @WelshBiz