Start Your Own Business in Isle Of Wight

If you are thinking about starting a business in Isle Of Wight or would like to grow your exisiting business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Isle Of Wight contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

Free start-up pack

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 and our free downlodable 'Start & Grow Your Business' book .

We have been helping new start-ups as well as exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Isle Of Wight since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

Isle Of Wight Locations Covered

FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

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.


  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

Download Pack
Free start-up pack
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow 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 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.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

Download Now

Latest Start-Up Articles

Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world

We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

A Basic Guide to Importing

Basic Exporting Guide

Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them

Isle Of Wight Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Isle Of Wight area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking
http://www.4networking.biz

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership
http://www.syob.net/fsb.php

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

In To Biz
http://www.intobiz.co.uk

In to Biz Ltd provides innovative bespoke training & coaching solutions for projects run in the community. Hammie Tappenden (Director) and her team develop unique projects. Hammie has devoted the last 20 years to supporting over 6,000 individuals in business start-up. She has helped to establish over 800 new business starts, and moving into her 21st year, she will celebrate the 21st birthdays of four Isle of Wight businesses she helped develop with young people. She is dedicated to the success of the individuals she supports and measures her own success by the number of people she has helped to establish and develop sustainable small businesses. Her clients include hard to reach groups including long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, ex-offenders, people with long-term sickness, and women returners. Groups which because of their issues, would find it difficult to secure normal employment. Many of these individuals have substantial social and health issues to overcome and she has supported them in overcoming these issues to enable them to progress their journey towards self employment. We specialise in working with groups and individuals to engage them in activities leading to self-employment, education,volunteering or finding a job.

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce
http://www.iwchamber.co.uk
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
http://www.iwchamber.co.uk
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
http://www.iwchamber.co.uk
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

Locallife Isle of Wight
http://www.locallife.co.uk/isleofwight
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
http://www.medina-business.com
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)
https://www.solentlep.org.uk
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
http://www.wightsafety.co.uk
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


Add Your Business
Photo of Isle Of Wight courtesy of   Start Your Own Business   under a   Creative Commons   Attribution licence.