Financial and practical help is on offer to Anglesey entrepreneurs who are keen to take the first steps into business. Menter Iaith Môn alongside the Enterprise Hub – two of Menter Môn’s initiatives have launched the new scheme together.
As part of the Miwtini Môn programme, individuals keen to venture and start a new business can apply for support to help them develop an initial idea into a successful business.
The Miwtini programme has been offered through the Enterprise Hub for a number of years. What’s different this time is that the Welsh language is at the heart of the offer – and it is hoped that it will help many more on their journey to setting up a business.
Elen Hughes, senior officer at Menter Iaith Môn said:
“Thanks to funding from the UK Community Regeneration Fund we can offer a Miwtini programme especially for people who want to develop a new business idea with the Welsh language playing a prominent role. It's an exciting scheme and this is the first time that we at Menter Iaith Môn have been a part of Miwtini.
“The language is important to our way of life here on Anglesey, it belongs to us all and it is important that it has a place in all aspects of life. It can benefit businesses, and our aim through Miwtini is to highlight this and provide support to companies and businesses that are keen to use it to communicate with customers.”
Each of the businesses selected will receive £1,000 and advice on how to develop their idea and turn it into a reality. At the end of the process there will be a pitching session in front of a panel of experts and the winner will receive an additional £2,000 towards further development of their business.
Sara Lois Roberts, Enterprise Hub Manager, said:
“It's a great opportunity for someone who has been thinking about taking this step for a while, those who need a little encouragement or motivation to do so. If this sounds like you, contact us and sign up today. Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis, don’t miss out.”
Both teams at Menter Iaith Môn and the Enterprise Hub are keen to encourage anyone who thinks they can benefit from this opportunity to register. The programme has limited availability for 10 businesses and will start 27 June and close with the pitching sessions on 13 July.