Thursday, 4 February 2010

The start of a new beginning

This is the Courtyard's very first blog which is very exciting, so welcome we hope you will follow us in our bid to start our own buisness, no doubt there will be many ups and downs.

Adam and I have been working hard to get our big plans for the Courtyard moving with the first step being an open day for ethical business start-ups to be held on Friday 19 March. The courtyard currently has a number of vacant office spaces and we are keen to encourage new buisnesses to come along, gain some information from business and funding advisors togerther with learning more about how to be a greener business and have a look around at what we have to offer.

So far we have Glasu, Finance Wales, TGAL, Venture Wales and Groundwork Wales confirmed to bring stands and information plus we have local MP Roger Williams and town councillors coming along too to give their support to green shoot businesses. It will be a great chance to share ideas and network.

The website is nearly up and running so further details should be found on there soon. It's amazing how much you need to think about when setting up on your own but luckily we are getting the support and help we need and we seem to be heading in the right direction. Not having done this before makes it all the more daunting but at the same time very exciting, hopefully we can achieve our dream!!