If you’re thinking of starting a business or have just started trading you will probably have found that there is a lot to learn!
Antur Teifi has been supporting businesses of all sizes for nearly 40 years. Together we have solved many problems and seen many businesses and organisations get started and thrive.
Antur Teifi can provide start-up businesses with the following support:
Before you start you must have:
- a good business idea
- a business plan – there’s no point starting your journey into the unknown without a map. Refer to it regularly to check that the business is on course with achieving the goals you have set yourself.
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- Start Up Loans are available to businesses yet to launch or those that have been trading for up to 24 months.
- Loans can be between £500 and £25,000 with a repayment term of one to five years at 6.19% APR
- You must be 18 or over and have a good business idea or have recently started a business.
Siop Pentre in Llanrhaeadr in Denbighshire is a very busy place and like most of the surviving village shops is the hub of the local community. As regular customers, this appeared to be a dream business opportunity for husband and wife Juliette and Wyn who immediately started the ball rolling in the pursuit of taking over the lease. After a major hiccup eventually they came across the Start Up Loan through Antur Teifi.
“We filled in a very simple online form and were immediately contacted by Rob Arlington, Financial Services Officer at Antur Teifi” explains Juliette. “He asked a few questions about the business, we filled in a form or two and sent him our business plan. The money was in our bank account a week later! The process could not have been easier, and we ended up with a bigger loan at a much lower interest rate, as well as business mentoring for one whole year of which we intend taking full advantage.” (To read the full story go to www.anturteifi.org.uk/case-studies/
If you would like to know more about a Start Up Loan call Rob now on 01239 710238 or complete the form below find out whether the Start Up Loan is an option for you.
Top tips for Start Ups.
MudTrek specialise in fully-catered mountain biking weekends, short breaks and holidays, in accommodation which has been described as a “ski chalet like experience. MudTrek is run by husband and wife team Jason and Nikki and have won many awards over the years. www.mudtrek.com/Pages/awards.php
These are Nikki’s top tips for starting a business.
Make the most of your skills. Think what you are like as person. There’s no point going into hospitality if you don’t like having people around.
Research. Do masses of market research about your product and the growth potential. Who else is doing it? Are they doing it well?
Exploit social media. It’s the best way to spread the word
Explore funding. Check out possible loan schemes or new business grants in your area.
Business Wales. Their designated adviser guided us through the complicated process of grant applications and creating a business plan which secured funding for our plans.
FREE Start Up Business Advice Courses
Within this workshop you will learn the essential elements for business success including how to research your market, attracting customers, how to set prices and tools to take financial control of your business.
Click here to see a full list of FREE courses that are available to all Businesses from Business Wales and to book your place.
This is also available in: Welsh