|Help for Young Entrepreneurs|
|News - Business News|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:13|
Help for Young Entrepreneurs
RDP Sir Gâr’s Mentro project held a free three day business course for rural Carmarthenshire’s young entrepreneurs last week in Carmarthen Library.
Mentro is run by Menter Bro Dinefwr and is part of the RDP Sir Gâr Rural Entrepreneurship project*, providing free business support to young people aged between 16 and 30.
They offer a free advice and guidance service on starting your own business and start-up loans and financial support available. They can also help with the creation of business plans and budgets.
Colin Walters from Antur Teifi delivered the course for Mentro which aimed to provide the participants with the skills to start their businesses. Mentro Officer Tomas Marks said “We wanted to equip our clients with a tool box of information that would help them in all aspects of setting up a business and make the process as easy as possible for them.”
One of the attendees, Nickolas Llewellyn, is thinking of setting up his own business as a carpenter. He said: “There was lots of useful information and it has motivated me even more to start my own business.”
RDP Sir Gâr has a number of other grant and support schemes available for businesses, individuals, farmers and community groups. To find out more, call the RDP Sir Gâr team on 01267 242 364 or visit www.wwec.org.uk.
*RDP Sir Gâr’s Rural Entrepreneurship project is funded through the Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Wales 2007 – 2013 by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.