Start Your Own Business in Isle Of Wight contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.
Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.
Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.
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This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.
We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.
Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.
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It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.
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Enterprise First provide advice and support to some 3,000 south-east based clients each year considering starting a business or running an existing small enterprise. We also offer accommodation on "easy-in - easy-out" terms in four Enterprise Centres. 01252 319272
FSB Wessex Region
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Local branches for: Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch; Central South Hampshire; Isle Of Wight; New Forest; North Hampshire; Portsmouth and Rural Dorset Contact Neil Eames on 07920 846684 07920 846684
Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry is a leading player in the Approved Chamber Network, and so provides an independent powerful voice for the views and concerns of its members at local, regional, national and international levels. It is a membership organisation, which represents and promotes the interests of, and meets the needs of its diverse membership by providing a quality assured range of services. For more details on these benefits look under Chamber Benefits to look at how your company could save money, promote itself or make a difference. As a Chamber member, you will be part of a key business organisation that will have been established for 100 years in 2010, and is as relevant in the 21st century as it has ever been. The Chamber represents your views and becomes your voice - the voice of local business! 01983 520 777
Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is a leading player in the British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber Network, and provides an independent powerful voice for the views and concerns of its members at local, regional, national and international levels. Address: Mill Court,Furrlongs,Newport,Isle of Wight,PO30 2AA 01983 520777
Isle of Wight Enterprise Agency
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is a leading player in the British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber Network, and provides an independent powerful voice for the views and concerns of its members at local, regional, national and international levels. 01983 554506
Isle of Wight Lottery
The Isle of Wight Lottery is the first lottery in England to be developed specifically to create employment opportunities. The Lottery is promoted by The Isle of Wight Opportunity Society Limited, which is operated on a strictly non-profit basis. This means that all proceeds are directed into a Loan Fund, which can be accessed by island businesses. All loans applications are assessed by an Investment Panel and if approved they are provided on an interest free basis to both start-up and expanding Island businesses, thereby enabling them to create new jobs. Since its inception, the IW Lottery has loaned to over 45 companies and created over 130 jobs. The IW Lottery also supports the Start up Business Training programme and through this has given support to over 500 individuals on the island entering self employment. 01983 529 888
Locallife Isle of Wight
Online Directory & web design company. We offer a Free web Page with a link which help new starters to get a web presence. 07920 269155
Medina Business Exchange
Medina Business Exchange exists to promote the business of its members. By meeting regularly and getting to know the activities of our fellow members, we are in the best position to refer business to each other, giving you new leads and opportunities for growth. In addition we aim to provide a support network for businesses within the group, with the sharing of good business practice and general social fellowship.
Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP) is led by the business community and supported by four university partners, the further education sector, three unitary authorities, eight district councils, one county council and the voluntary and community sector, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area. 02392 688 924
Wight Safety Consultancy
Wight Safety are Chartered Health & Safety Consultants. We provide a professional service which is tailored to your business needs no matter how big or small your requirement. We can assist your company in complying with the law and keep your employees safe whilst ensuring business continuity. We can provide you with the following Health & Safety Services.Health & Safety and Environment Consultancy, Auditing for Health and Safety and Environment, Training, Risk Assessments. 07818 402292
We ensure we understand your ambitions and plans for your business, at whatever stage you are at, working alongside you to ensure they are realised. We work with small/medium sized businesses, social enterprises and other organisations across the South of England from bases in Dorset and South Hampshire. Our team includes expertise in starting and growing your business, ongoing support, mentoring, skills, innovation and design. 01329 223242
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