Business management

Wales election manifestos 2021 – what’s in them for small businesses?

Ahead of the elections on May 6, we give you a summary of the pledges being made for small businesses by each political party in Wales


Small business confidence grows as shops reopen in England and Wales

Small businesses are feeling much more hopeful about the future than this time last year, as shops reopen across England and Wales


Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my small business in Wales?

Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales, has announced Covid-19 restriction easing, including when some businesses could reopen

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Wales announces £500m Economic Resilience Fund

Welsh government announces grants of up to £10,000 for micro-businesses employing up to nine people, including sole traders


Welsh firms gain capital investments aid

Wales has established a new fund to support small firms with their capital investments.


Wales unveils £150m small firm fund

A £150 million fund has been launched in Wales to support the growth of over 800 small companies.


Small firm health award launched in Wales

Wales has unveiled a new scheme to improve the wellbeing of people working for small companies.


£36m start-up plan for Wales

Welsh entrepreneurs will be encouraged to start their own businesses in a new initiative launched by the Assembly Government.


Intellectual property aid for Welsh SMEs

Small and medium-sized businesses in Wales can get practical and financial help with intellectual property (IP) issues from a business support initiative.


Welsh high-tech start-ups get special treatment

Knowledge-driven, high-tech fledgling enterprises with the potential for rapid growth are being given easy access to good technological and research links, through a new Welsh Development Agency (WDA) initiative - Technium Centres.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks