Throughout the months of November and December 2017 we are focusing on Entrepreneurship.

New businesses are important to the economy of Wales and Torfaen.

Our commissioned key note article  provides hints and tips if you are starting your own business or thinking of setting up a business. 

Why not discover more about Business Incubation and Torfaen's very own Springboard Business Innovation Centre ~ Wales at Llantarnam, Cwmbran  which specialises in supporting new start science and technology businesses.

You can also find about more about BeTheSpark  - a global initiative designed to help regions accelerate economic growth and job creation through innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

Barclays Business has found that far from being ready to retire, many over-50s and over-60s are proving it’s never too late to fulfil ambitions of being their own boss. Barclays data reveals there has been a 140 per cent increase in the number of business owners aged 65 and over in the last decade - the fastest-growing age group. Read more in this fascinating article!

Take a look at the inspirational video from TED  -  a non profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas. (Paul Tasner; How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66)

Read about the work that the University of South Wales is undertaking  in order to develop an entrepreneurial spirit amongst students and graduates and how local businesses can get involved.

Many thanks to the buisnesses and organisations  that have contributed to this business topic (University of South Wales, Springboard Business Innovation Centre ~ Wales, Be the Spark, Barclays Business) .

Why not visit our events listing which includes opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to learn more about setting up a business

Visit the website Enterprise Zone for more information about setting up a business in Torfaen  - whether you're interested in taking a market stall  at Pontypool Indoor Market or want to know more about a Torfaen Business Start Up Loan

Torfaen Economy & Enterprise cares about the development of local people. If you're based in Torfaen and  have a big idea or know of someone in the borough  who wants to work for themselves, then get in touch with us now!