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The success of your digital presence depends on how well your website is complemented by your business’s social media presence, online advertising strategies and search engine optimization techniques. In short, they all need to work in sync for your website to do its...read more
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Starting a new business can be an exciting and incredibly fulfilling, if occasionally terrifying experience. While pitfalls aplenty await you, like any journey, pre- planning can help you to skirt looming disaster and place you firmly on the path to future success....read more
When owners of a business look strategically at ways to boost their bottom line, their gaze inevitably falls almost exclusively on the revenue line as they explore how to acquire more customers, and how to make more sales. Sometimes though it's a matter of working...read more
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One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to get inside your potential new customers' heads is to hold focus groups. But did you know that focus groups can also help in the early stages of setting up your company as well as helping to develop new products and...read more
There could soon be a digital revolution in the way small businesses deal with tax. Last year, the Cameron government announced plans to introduce compulsory quarterly tax updates for businesses, being phased in between 2018 and 2020. Wherever humanly possible, those...read more
When we start out in business, we need someone with experience to help us find the right path. We all need a mentor. Business coaches can be expensive. What if you can’t afford one? There are business people out there who have offered their time free of charge to help...read more
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Over the years, we’ve helped many business start-up and grow, often from just an dream, taking it to a full reality with the business owner.
We love working in the exciting arena of start-ups when budgets are tight, the pressure is on and the dreams are huge.
Here we present resources to help you get started, find the help and information you need and the services that will make your idea a reality.
On the right of this page we present a number of links to external resources. Here you can register your business via one of our partners, register a domain name and even find investment for your new business.
Below we have collected a directory of businesses we’ve worked with over the years and can highly recommend.
Business Start-Up Resources
Our company formation system offers an all inclusive, easy to use, cost effective solution to forming a limited company in the UK.
Make sure you nab the domain name you want for your website before someone else does!
Get connected to angel investors in the U.K. who are ready and waiting to meet you.
We’re lucky in Wales to have a fantastic source of support, help, finance and more from the local Government
The following are companies that we have worked with over the years and can recommend to anyone starting a new business venture.
If you can’t find the service you need here then feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to point you to someone we recommend.
Cardiff Bay Business Centre, 201 Titan House, Lewis Road, Cardiff, CF24 5BS
0330 330 9069
Branding and graphic design
Touchline Design Limited
96 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DT
07932 753 668
Washington Design Consultants Limited
Avon House, 19 Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2EZ
029 2071 1911
Creative Services Limited
Derlwyn, Ynyshir Road Porth, RCT, CF39 0DY
029 2115 0013
Indaba Corporate Events
96 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DT
07507 349076 / 07974 095607
Motts Insurance Brokers
Times house, Plassey street, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 1ET
029 2070 0635
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