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Business Wales Offers Free Workshops for Monmouthshire’s Entrepreneurs


People in Monmouthshire considering running their own business could benefit from a series of free start-up workshops in April.

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales service, in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council, will offer workshops intended to provide in-depth knowledge, develop practical skills and encourage confidence among Welsh entrepreneurs at the beginning of their business journey.

Delivered by experienced advisers, the workshops in Usk and Newport will cover a variety of topics, including pricing, marketing, business planning and sourcing finance. These workshops aim to equip budding entrepreneurs with the knowledge to develop ideas further and guide them towards making their business a success.

Workshops will take place in Usk’s Three Salmons Hotel and Newport’s Business in Focus (89 Lower Dock St), as follows:

Taking the plunge: 9.15am to 12.30pm

Usk – Wednesday, 5th April

Newport – Wednesday, 19th April

Sizing up the market: 9.15am to 1pm

Usk – Thursday, 6th April

Newport – Thursday, 20th April

Winning and keeping customers: 1.15 to 5pm

Usk – Thursday, 6th April

Newport – Thursday, 20th April

Pricing for profit: 9.15am to 1pm

Usk – Friday, 7th April

Newport – Friday, 21st April

Managing your finances: 1.15 to 5pm

Usk – Friday, 7th April

Newport – Friday, 21st April

Places at the workshops may be booked by visiting:

Business Wales’ Regional Manager for South Wales, David ap-John Williams, said:

“We are really happy to be able to hold these free workshops in the area. We strongly believe that they are a great opportunity for local Welsh entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of the basic principles and skills needed to start their own business.

“Business Wales start-up workshops will give those attending the chance to discuss their business idea and their plans, but also their fears and challenges with like-minded people, ultimately helping them gain a different perspective and reassurance.”

Monmouthshire County Council’s Chief Executive Paul Matthews added:

“One of the council’s major priorities is to support business and job creation so we’re delighted to recommend these helpful workshops to anyone aiming to start their own business in the county.”

Business Wales, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, supports the sustainable growth of small and medium size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support.

To find out how Business Wales can help start or develop your business, call 03000 6 03000, follow @_businesswales or @_busnescymru or visit or for further information.