This blog post originally appeared on The Business Centre (Cardiff) Ltd here.
Did you know that in 2016, Britain reached a record high with more than 650,000 new businesses being recorded! This builds on previous records of 608,110 in 2015 and 581,173 in 2014.This comes from a ground breaking report undertaken by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE)’s analysis of the latest Companies House data. Whilst unsurprisingly, over a third of these new businesses have been registered in London, the rest of the UK has kept up! London lead with 205,325 businesses registered in 2016, followed by Birmingham (17,473), Manchester (9,416), Glasgow (7,845) and Leeds (7,645). Closer to our home, is Cardiff which also had a record year for new businesses, with 3,066 recorded in 2016 – a massive 10% rise on 2015!
With so many businesses starting up, if you want to make it past your first anniversary, seeking the advice of professionals such as Business Advisors is key! Thankfully, here in the Vale of Glamorgan we have a wealth of Business Advisors available to help you get your business going in the right direction! Start Your Own Business have created a fantastic business services directory for the Vale of Glamorgan filled with professionals who can provide you with expert business advice and keep your business thriving!
Business support in which to grow
But it’s not only advice that new business owners seek, what we often hear is that they need more than that. We asked some of our own clients what the biggest step for them was and we heard repeatedly that the biggest step for them was often how to take your new business from the kitchen table and help it grow and begin the journey into employing staff and finding the perfect home for your new business. When starting out, many new businesses that consist of just one or two people find it easier – and cheaper! – to work from home or from a coffee shop office, however, as you expand, the more you need an understanding and supportive business network to support you as your new business begins to grow! Thriving local businesses BLAM! Partners and HRA (Accounting) Barryare both stories of success that were drawn to The Business Centre (Cardiff) Ltd because of the services and range of facilities offered here as well as the supportive network that we provide. We are proud to have such a well regarded team here at The Business Centre which our clients always comment on, creating a business community which you can rely on.
Thrive within your local business community
Over the past 10 years, here at The Business Centre, we have helped over 300 businesses from a variety of industries grow and thrive by doing what we do best: taking care of the little, everyday activities that can take up time so that you can do what you do best: look after your business. Our business support packages help you keep your business running smoothly, whether you need a virtual office set up with all of the perks of a physical office such as call handling and a central office address without the cost of a physical space, or if you’re a freelancer looking for a co-working space where you can surround yourself with like-minded individuals, we’re sure we have a perfect office set up for you!
At The Business Centre, we have an on-site gym that is free for all residents to use, a serviced office space and address based just 10 minutes from Cardiff Bay. Plus, you cannot beat our business communityatmosphere where everybody is part of The Business Centre family. Our team is incredibly attentive and will always go that extra mile for you, no ask is too small or too large; from 6am breakfast networking meetings to providing a bit of holiday cheer at Christmas! We really thrive on our community atmosphere and creating a community of local businesses, which provides the opportunity for the great people here at The Business Centre to network, create and expand.