Welsh Government Taste of Enterprise (Ffatri Fenter) provides support for individuals to realise their potential to play a full and active role in their economy. The service is currently targeted at two geographic priority areas-Heads of the Valleys and Môn and Menai.
Are you over 16, unemployed or a further education student and live in Anglesey or Arfon? Do you want further support to develop or to test a business idea? This is the service for you!
Our team provide assistance for individuals to pilot their business ideas for a specific time. This opportunity means that you can gain experience of running a business and test the value of your business idea, whilst safeguarding your benefits or continuing to undertake personal commitments e.g. college studies and family support responsibilities. Menter a Busnes since September 2008 have established an agreement with Jobcentreplus that our client‘s benefits are safeguarded during the test trading period.
What do we Offer?
One coordinator who works very closely with clients to ensure a service of the highest standard.
Assistance to develop ideas
An opportunity to discuss and to receive informal support with a mentor who is already running a business
Assistance to write a business plan i.e. putting ideas down on paper
Assistance to construct a cash flow forecast to see if there is any potential to make profit.
Putting clients in touch with specialists form every sector to answer their advice and training needs
Assistance with planning and conducting market research
Referring clients on to other business support agencies who can provide further assistance
Promoting the new businesses and assistance to write a marketing strategy
Tailored creative session
Siop y Porth
Ffatri Fenter Taste of Enterprise has developed a unique incubation space called Siop y Porth, where clients can test drive their business idea and promote their goods or services in Holyhead town centre. This is an addition to the usual support package available from the project. Clients wishing to try out their business idea can take advantage of the following additional facilities free of charge for up to a 6 month period:
* A shop window to promote their goods
* Beauty therapy area
* Computer room
* Meeting room