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Cost: Free

Start your business journey with the 5-9 CLUB!

Please note you can attend this event in person or virtually. 

This fully funded eight-week course will give you the support, guidance and tools you need to take those next steps and launch your business.

Whether you have an idea and you’re ready to progress, or you’re not sure what you want to do, we’ll take you through everything from idea generation to marketing and building a website.


Session 1 - 24/01/24 - Idea Generation / Entrepreneurial MindsetSession 2 - 31/01/24 - Branding & MarketingSession 3 - 07/02/24 - Social Media Strategies & Website DevelopmentSession 4 - 14/02/24 - Sales 101 & Money ManagementSession 5 - 21/02/24 - Funding Your Start-Up & Legal BitsSession 6 - 28/02/24 - Getting Organised & Imposter SyndromeSession 7 - 06/03/24 - Business Model Canvas & Pitching 101Session 8 - 13/03/24 - Pitch Night!


For this first session, you’ll be meeting your cohort, who will become your support network by the end of this eight-week course. You’ll be learning about entrepreneurial mindset and how people generate their business ideas, as well as what business support is

available to you.


In this session, you’ll be finding out about what makes a good logo, the elements that make up your brand’s identity and to make sure you communicate your business values to your customers and stakeholders well.

As well as brand design, we’ll also show you how to develop a marketing strategy and

grow a following around your brand.


Session three is all about exploring different social media platforms and which ones could benefit your business. You’ll also learn about building a website on a budget and the importance of domain names, hosting, SEO and plugins.


Many new business owners forget about their finances in the very beginning of their startup journeys and find themselves in a muddle further down the line. In this session you’ll be introduced to bookkeeping, forecasting, budgeting and business banking

to make sure you handle your finances confidently from the start.


Business owners juggle many “hats” on a day-to-day basis. So, it’s really important to be as organised as possible! In this workshop you will learn about strategies and applications, to keep you on top of things.


Learn about the legal things you need to know about right now. What does copyright mean? What is IP? What business legal structure should I choose? In this session you will learn how to set up your business legally, and how to protect your business. You’ll also

have the opportunity to ask a lawyer any specific questions you may have.


This session will walk you through the main building blocks of any business model, to pull together all the elements covered across the 5 to 9 Club course, and to help you to visualise your business.


It’s the end of the course! We’ll show you what your next steps are, what options are available and how to access them! Whether you’re thinking of starting a business, or joining one, we can help.


Young People 16-25

Please note you can attend this event in person or virtually. 

This event is taking place in Newtown

Get in touch with our team on 01656 868500 or complete the booking form below to secure your place and receive joining instructions.

Please note this event is for pre-start clients only and is unsuitable for Businesses already trading. 

Please note following your booking below a member of the team will call you to register you for the Business Wales service and confirm your place on the course.

Dates and venues

24 January 2024 - 13 March 2024, 17:00 - 21:00
The Hafren, Newtown, SY16 4HU

Cost: Free

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Event organiser

Business Wales
Welsh Government
Sarn Mynach
Llandudno Junction
LL31 9RZ
United Kingdom

01656 868500
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