April 17, 2020

Welsh Government Economic Resilience Fund Open for Applications

Applications can now be made for the second phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund, worth £200m. The fund will provide additional financial support during the coronavirus pandemic and will help organisations to manage cash flow pressures. It will help to address gaps not met by schemes already announced by the UK Government, Welsh Government and Development Bank of …

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August 21, 2018

Are you Cardiff Central’s Best Small Shop?

The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory. Shopkeepers …

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June 1, 2018

PopUp Business School in Cardiff

PopUp Business School is a project which aims to give people the skills and support to start a business from the ground up, in just two weeks. A pop up business school ran in the city centre for two weeks and I went to visit on the final day to meet some of the participants and find out about their …

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August 31, 2016

Small Business Street Surgeries

During August I have had the pleasure of visiting many of the fantastic businesses in Cardiff Central during my small business street surgery sessions. I recognise the key role that small businesses play in the building of our strong communities and understand the tough challenges that many small business owners face, especially when starting out. These sessions have given small …

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April 10, 2015

Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Last week I was pleased to welcome Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Government Minister for Science, Economy and Transport, to Cardiff Central. We visited a great local business, Penylan Pantry, and chatted with owners Mel and Jo about setting up their business, and the challenges small businesses are currently facing. Mel and Jo set up Penylan Pantry just over a year …

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November 19, 2014

Small Business Saturday

This year Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday 6th December. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. In Cardiff Central we have many small business that form the hub of communities across the city; from our famous arcades in the city centre, to Albany, Wellfield and City Road, Crwys Road and Clifton Street to name a …

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