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Do you dream about starting your own business but never seem to find the time around your job, your kids or other responsibilities to make progress?

The 5-9 Club is a FREE 12 week structured after-hours course designed to support aspiring business owners through the early stages of enterprise.

The sessions will run every Thursday evening over the 12 weeks with specialist mentors, workshops and industry experts offering support at every stage.

This cohort will be held from the 11th of May at the Hafod Deg Day Centre in Rhymney.

Sessions will include workshops on:

Business plans
Social media
Marketing and branding
Legal stuff
Managing money
Presentation skills
Project development


Previous courses have featured talks from the experts from Turn Lights On, Station Rd Marketing and Talking Social Media.

Last month -with the help of the 5-9 Club- knitting enthusiast Fiona Bishop followed her dream took the entrepreneurial plunge of buying a shop and starting her own business.

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Fab Fabrics in Ystrad Mynach sells fabric, wool, haberdashery, zips, ribbon, buttons, lace, braids, craft items curtains, net curtains and more. About the course, Fiona said:

“The course was outstanding. Not only did I learn a lot about business, and also myself. The best thing I learnt was collaboration is key. I was very fortunate to be with an amazing bunch of people who have encouraged, supported and helped me along this journey. When I started the course, I felt like a didn’t really have a business in mind, and I wasn’t going to run my own business I was just dabbling.

The others have all done really well, and I am so proud of them. We meet up every month, and I can’t wait to talk over my new venture. If things go the way they always do, there will be loads of support and encouragement all round. I feel the 5-9 course, opened my mind to new possibilities and prepared me for this brand new step in my life.”


You can read more about Fiona’s story here.

Please apply by emailing [email protected] or give us a call on 02920 140 040 for more information.

Os ydych angen y wybodaeth hon yn Gymraeg, cysylltwch â ni ar [email protected]