Social Business Wales – New Start

If you’re thinking of setting up a business which puts its profits into a good cause, our specialist advisors can help you get started.

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About us

We are a team of specialist business advisors focusing on setting up new social enterprises. We’re part of the Social Business Wales programme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government, and delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre.

We’ve been advising social enterprises since 1982 and in that time have helped set up hundreds of new businesses.

Our support is fully funded which means that you get free guidance every step of the way.

Starting a social business

If you’re thinking of setting up a business which puts its profits into a good cause, our specialist advisors can help you get started.

In order for your new business to flourish, you need to build strong foundations. Our team can offer one-to-one business support to help you get everything in place. Just get in touch

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How can we help?

Starting a business can be challenging, but we can you guide you on how to make the best start for your social business

  • Visioning & structure

    We can work with your group to ensure there is a shared vision for the business and help you choose the right legal structure for your new business

  • Director training & investment strategy

    We can help you develop an investment strategy, advise you on grants, loans, crowd funding and community shares and provide training for your directors so they have confidence in their roles and responsibilities

  • Incorporation & policies

    We can help to write your governing document and get your business incorporated. We can also help you to create policies to ensure that your organisation is well run

  • Governance & board engagement 

    We can help you set up a governance system and engage with potential board members

  • Compliance & risk

    We can support you to identify any compliancy issues or risks that the business may have and how these could be managed

  • Opening a bank account 

    We can help you to open a bank account for your new enterprise

Are you ready to start a social business?

To find out how you can start a social enterprise, get in touch with our team.

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Other resources

Here are a few resources to help you understand social entrepreneurship and start your business