Start your own Business

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The Centre for Entrepreneurship not only believes that graduates are able to start successful businesses, we have evidence to support this.

We know that starting a business is not easy, and that the right support at the right time is a key factor in the ultimate success of many student and graduate businesses.

We can support you in a number of ways:

  • Our Workshops, Events and Business Competitions are designed to help you develop the skills you need to start and maintain your own business.
  • If you are ready to take things further we are able to offer 1 to 1 support and guidance, limited financial support and perhaps a space in our Incubator Room.
  • We recognise Funding is an essential requirement for business start-ups, so the Centre for Entrepreneurship's research team have created a funding source list for students to check out.  

The links below are a few of our favourite sources of information and events for students and graduates who are in the process of starting a business.

Big Ideas Wales/Business Wales

The Big Ideas Wales campaign is managed by the Youth Entrepreneurship Team at The Welsh Assembly Government and aims to encourage the young people of Wales to be more entrepreneurial. The strategy pulls together various different educational policies and aims to boost the entrepreneurial skills and attitudes of the young people in Wales aged between 5- 25.


Cardiff Start

Cardiff Start provides a series of events and a network for tech entrepreneurs in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Their events range from Open Source Hackathons to talks from successful tech entrepreneurs. Take a look at their events calendar​ for full details on future events. If you would like to attend any please email us at entrepreneurship@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Princes Trust

The Princes Trust offers a variety of advice, help and guidance including the enterprise programme which supports 18- 30 year olds work through their business ideas. 

http://princes-trust.org.uk/


UK Government

Straight forward advice from the UK government. Great to check tax and legal issues.
 

https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/setting-up


HMRC

All the advice and guidance you could need on financial aspects of running a business.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob2/syob2/index.htm


Other useful sites include: