Wenta was founded in 1983 to encourage business start-ups and to support small businesses. Wenta is now able to offer a variety of services, including one-to-one and online business start-up advice and guidance, business training and development opportunities, business centre premises and education programmes.
Wenta is an independently funded not-for-profit organisation largely funded through the ownership and management of business centre premises that are operated by Wenta Business Centres Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Wenta. Wenta also run a number of contracts for public and private sector partner organisations that assist the funding of our advisory and education programmes.
Our business centre premises comprise workshops and offices with a combined space of over 100,000 square feet, let on monthly licence terms to small businesses. We also offer virtual office and mailbox services, business incubation and conference centre and meeting room facilities.
Our advisory team work in partnership with a variety of organisations to supply free business start-up workshops and tailored one-to-one advice. We are able to offer business support on topics including: starting a business, business planning and specialist advice on a range of subjects. Support for the unemployed is also available.
As the largest enterprise agency in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire our training and development courses cover a wide range of topics, including; business start-up courses, specialist tax and legal advice surgeries, business skills training and networking events.
Wenta also run four business incubation centres. Each centre provides start-up businesses with a unique offering of advice and workspace. Read here for more information on our Business Incubators.
In 2013 Wenta launched 'Mi Ventures', an extension of our business incubation centres' support network - offering instant, live chat business advice online, a community networking platform as well as a hub of central business information resources. For more information please visit our Mi Ventures website.
For up to date news and figures on Wenta, please see our 2014-15 Annual Review.