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Business Networking and Support in Cardiff

In this post, we’re looking at the numerous networking opportunities and plentiful support available to you and your Cardiff based business.

Business networking

Running a business can be a lonely life, but it doesn’t have to be! In today’s post, we’re looking at the numerous networking opportunities and plentiful support available to you and your business if you’re based in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

Business support Cardiff

No matter how new or old your business, Cardiff City Council is your first port of call when you need help or advice. With a page dedicated to support for businesses in Cardiff, including help with energy costs, it’s a one-stop shop for local business advice and support.

If it’s financial help you’re in need of, Business in Focus is one to try. It supports growth in enterprise across the whole of Wales, with funding including start-up loans available for entrepreneurs looking to get their business ideas off the ground.

The Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone has incentives on offer for qualifying businesses, while Cardiff Business School is committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs as part of its public value mission.

Cardiff networking

For those looking for networking opportunities and events, there’s no shortage of options in Cardiff.

The Cardiff Business Club is the premier organisation of its kind in Cardiff, dedicated to “connecting organisations and sharing inspiration via our members and our world class speakers”. It’s a £60+VAT annual subscription fee, which brings you lots of benefits, including events and dinners with exciting guest speakers and superb networking opportunities.

Meanwhile, Cardiff Breakfast Club describes itself as “The capital’s leading breakfast networking event”. With no subscription fee, it’s a budget-friendly networking option for start-ups and established businesses alike. Breakfast networking meetings are organised throughout the year, with high-profile keynote speakers bringing an inspiring and educational note to the proceedings. You’ll need to be an early riser though, as the events kick off at 7.30am! Take a look at their upcoming events to find one you like the look of.

Eventbrite is always a good place to look for Cardiff events, with networking opportunities handily compiled on its Cardiff County Networking Events page. Coming soon are events such as Network and Nibble Cardiff, Property Deal Network Cardiff’s Property Investor Meet up and the All-WALES Business Breakfast at The Ivy.

The Start Your Own Business Networking page for Cardiff is another good place to check – simply select your industry from the drop-down menu to find relevant networking opportunities for your niche.

Virtual offices in Cardiff

Of course, another effective way of networking and building your contacts in Cardiff is by making use of coworking spaces. Cardiff is a fantastic location for a virtual office, and you never know what like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders you’ll meet at one of ours. We have meeting rooms, shared working spaces and even cafes where you can pick each other’s brains over a coffee.

All our virtual offices are established, working business centres or office complexes with staff and physical tenants, and many have meeting rooms and coworking space available on a pay-as-you-go basis. Take a look at our Cardiff virtual offices and you’re one step closer to getting yourself an address in this business investment hotspot.

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Haley Darby
Haley Darby

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