Business Swansea, Swansea Council’s Business Support Service, is launching a new monthly Start-Up Enterprise Club for individuals starting a new business in Swansea.

Rebecca Wade, of Purple Dog, who will present a session on social media at Swansea’s first Start-up Enterprise Club meeting

The first session, “Launch your business using Social Media” will take place on July 8th from 10 to 11.30am. If you’d like to attend please click here to register.

This session will be delivered by Rebecca Wade, a Social Media Expert at Purple Dog with over seven years experience. She helps businesses to utilise social media and increase brand awareness by successfully building engagement and drive organic growth. Her training sessions will empower you to take control of your own social media success.

Rebecca Wade said: “Billions of people visit social media every day – and it’s one of the most powerful ways to grow a business.

“I’m looking forward to helping new Swansea businesses use social media to attract new customers and connect with key audiences.

“It’s a wise move for the council to launch the Start-up Enterprise Club as starting a business can be a daunting experience so it’s good to share knowledge and inspiration in this way.”

So you can get your business off to a great start on the right social media platforms for you, this beginner’s session will cover:

  • What is the best platform to use?
  • What tactics should you use to be seen by the most people?
  • Are there certain types of content that perform better than others?
  • How can you regularly post content?
  • What etiquette rules do you need to follow?

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “We have a strong record in helping and advising local business before and during the pandemic – and that will continue as Swansea’s £1bn regeneration story develops.

“The Start-up Enterprise Club is aimed specifically at start-up or pre-start businesses – and it will feature regular events full of short, sharp briefings allowing businesses to implement their learning straight away.

“I encourage anybody starting a business here – or thinking seriously about doing so – to attend the event on July 8 and to continue playing a part in the club. We want to help them get off to a great start.”

The club will have its own Facebook group, allowing businesses to share ideas, solve problems and feel a sense of community.

It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur in Swansea. At 4theRegion we want to see more businesses start up and thrive in our region, so in April we hosted our Swansea Start Up & Business Owners Forum for entrepreneurs, small businesses and potential start-ups interested in being part of that “diverse and creative mix” that makes Swansea great. It was great to have people come and share ideas and perspectives on how we can make sure Swansea is an entrepreneurial city with a flourishing independent economy.

We believe that Swansea can be the perfect place to start and build a business. For us, it’s not big brands and major corporates that make a city great – it’s a diverse mix of independent firms, lifestyle businesses, trades, makers, creative start-ups and cultural entrepreneurs – all doing our best to make good things happen.