Yr Awen Fusnes
Let us praise the zest for business,
the small voice yet to spawn an echo,
the loud song still boxed, in a small bird’s breast.
And we’ll use the plague days spent apart
to meditate on our re-start,
mapping out areas unentered,
so the new venture avoids being botched,
and steers well clear of going bust.
For initiatives are soon orphaned
without support at their backs…
But ‘seek, and ye shall find’,
and that indeed is what we do;
a phone call away,
an internet finger-click,
the key to each local success.
And as we hone our skills and their impacts
as we build up our contacts
we’ll garner new experience
into ancient grain-lofts;
our zest for business is like striking up a song:
a melodious echo that chimes with our voice.
Ifor ap Glyn
Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Poet of Wales
(The economist John Maynard Keynes said in 1946 that he had taken advantage of ‘the calm of war to reflect on the turmoil of peace’. During the Covid epidemic, Menter a Busnes has seen an increase in the numbers seeking advice on setting up a new business…)