Budding entrepreneurs in Monmouthshire considering starting their own business could benefit from new free start-up workshops this month.

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales service, in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council, is holding a series of new workshops aimed to equip delegates with the knowledge to develop their ideas further and guide them towards making their business a success.

Delivered by experienced advisers, the workshops in Monmouth and Newport are intended to provide in-depth knowledge, develop practical skills and encourage confidence among aspiring Welsh entrepreneurs at the beginning of their business journey. The workshops will help them assess their personal skills and will cover a variety of topics, including pricing, marketing, sourcing funding, legal issues, financial and business planning.

Workshops will take place in Monmouth Community Hub (Whitecross Street) and the Business in Focus Newport office (89, Lower Dock St), as follows:

Starting a business: Taking the plunge: 9.30am to 4pm

Newport – Monday, 17th July

Monmouth – Wednesday, 26th July

Places at the workshops may be booked by visiting: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/ or calling 01656 868500.

Business Wales’ Regional Manager for South Wales, David apjohn-Williams, said: “Part of our strategy at Business Wales is to encourage and support business start-ups and job creation across Wales. We believe that our new workshops provide a great opportunity for entrepreneurs in Monmouthshire to gain an understanding of the key principles and practical skills, required to start their own business.

“We are really happy to introduce these workshops in the area and encourage everyone who wants to discuss their business idea further or, indeed, their fears and challenges, to come along.”

Councillor Bob Greenland, Cabinet Member for Enterprise at Monmouthshire County Council added: “One of the council’s priorities is to support business and job creation so we’re delighted to recommend these helpful workshops to anyone aiming to start their own business in the county.”

Business Wales, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, supports the sustainable growth of small and medium size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support.

To find out how Business Wales can help start or develop your business, call 0300 060 3000, follow @_businesswales or @_busnescymru or visit www.businesswales.gov.wales/ or www.busnescymru.llyw.cymru/ for further information.