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Make the most of the free help, support, and expertise available to help you start a business that can grow in Powys. 

Free help with business planning, marketing, business finance, technology, exporting and much more. Please click on the arrowed links and buttons below to find the help and support your new business needs.

> Business Wales Start Up Zone

Starting a business can be rewarding and invigorating, but it can also be risky and challenging. However, the good news is that many new starts do survive and those that seek support have an even better chance of success.

> Agora Project

Start-up and existing small land-based businesses in Powys looking to diversify and generate a new income stream can get free expert advice under a newly-launched scheme. Agora is a two-year project to help producers of goods grown, grazed or made across 11 local authority areas in mid and south-east Wales.

> Princes Trust

Support for starting a business. We work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through our Enterprise programme. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're with you every step of the way.

> Careers Wales

Lots of people are finding that self-employment is the way forward when full time permanent work is hard to come by. We have some advice and information to help you make better choices.

>Communities for Work+

Powys County Council’s Regeneration Team is currently delivering the “Communities 4 Work+” project aimed at getting people into work and improving their employability prospects. Mentors working across Powys are providing 1-1 support to anyone over the age of 16.

> Disabled Entrepreneurs Network

Provides networking opportunities and information services for self-employed disabled people.

> Shell LiveWIRE

Provides grants as well as help and advice to budding entrepreneurs between 18 and 30 years of age.

> Cobweb Information for Business

Publishes free practical information that helps entrepreneurs start up and run their small businesses.

> Start Ups

Provides a range of resources such as blogs, case studies, forums and podcasts to inspire would-be entrepreneurs.

> AGCAS prospects

A guide for students. Find out if you have what it takes to build a successful business and learn about the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment.

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