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Want to Achieve Start Up Success? Know Your Market

Julie Walters, Business Development and Marketing Manager at the Welsh enterprise support specialists, Business in Focus, explains how sound market research can give your start up the foundations it needs for success – and how there have never been more tools at your disposal to get your research right. Setting up a new business is […]

Why SMEs Should Keep a Watchful Eye on the Gender Pay Gap

In April 2018 companies which employ a workforce of 250 employees face the deadline to publish their gender pay gap calculations. This is designed to shine a light on the workplace culture within larger companies, and to reveal disparities that may be undermining the progress of some sections of the workplace. SMEs don’t have to […]

New Base for Enterprise Support Specialists Puts Renewed Focus on Caerphilly

Business in Focus, the specialist business support organisation for enterprise in Wales, is expanding its operations further by setting up an office at the Tredomen Business & Technology Centre in Caerphilly. The centre brings the tally of Business in Focus offices and hubs up to sixteen, with Caerphilly proving to be fruitful ground for start-ups […]

Setting Up Funeral Directors is a Grief Free Process Thanks to Start Up Loan

Two enterprising former colleagues have gone into partnership in Caerphilly as funeral directors, after receiving business advice and a Start Up Loan through Business in Focus.   Nathan Prosser opened G.Brown & N.Prosser Funeral Directors with his business partner Glen Brown in Oakdale, and the pair already have their eye on expansion, so they can […]

Success is Brewing for Businesses at Whitbread Enterprise Centre

It is a family affair for an entrepreneurial bunch who are all running thriving businesses out of the historic Whitbread Enterprise Centre, formerly the Whitbread Brewery, in Rhymney, which is managed by Business in Focus. It isn’t a butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker, but a hairdresser, a body repair specialist and a child […]

Glass Half Full For Swansea Eatery – The Optimist

A seasoned entrepreneur has transformed a traditional Uplands café into an uber-fashionable eatery, thanks to a £100k start up loan arranged by Business in Focus – an official delivery partner for the Start Up Loans Company. At just 32 years old, Ryan already has a handful of successful businesses in his portfolio, from a biometrics […]

Children’s Boutique Opens with a Start Up Loan

Mia set up Barney & Beau with help from one of our Business Advisers and a Start Up Loan. Business in Focus is a delivery partner for the Start Up Loan Company and can help you with the loan application process. You’ll be paired with an experienced mentor to guide you through your loan application. […]

Female Removal and Courier Service is on the Road to Success

Welsh female-run removal, courier and ‘handyman’ service, She Moves, is on the road to success, having set up in early 2017 with support from enterprise specialists Business in Focus. She Moves was established by Donna Evans, from Pontypridd, who saw a gap in the market for a ‘woman and van’ service to help private and commercial customers […]

Business in Focus Heads For 100 Staff

Business in Focus, the specialist business support organisation for enterprise in Wales, is celebrating major expansion, having increased its skilled workforce over the past 2 years, despite the reduction in the numbers of job applications in the market place. The Wales based enterprise specialist, which has offices in Bridgend, and throughout South Wales, has increased […]

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