NEARLY 300 business have been started up thanks to Start Up Loans which provide low interest finance for entrepreneurs. The scheme was only launched 10 months ago in Wales and to date £2.2million has been drawn down by 291 new businesses across Wales. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: “These figures are very encouraging and the take up shows these low interest loans are having a real impact, helping to create new business start ups and supporting young enterprises.”