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Start Your Own Business on the Isle of Wight

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

If you are thinking about starting a business on the Isle of Wight or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

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

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners on the Isle of Wight since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Isle Of Wight

Popular resources

There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business on the Isle of Wight
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business on the Isle of Wight.

Checklist

Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support

Premises

Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

Starting a business in Isle Of Wight
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Key Contacts on the Isle of Wight

IW Design and Print
We are an Award Winning business based on the beautiful Isle of Wight and specialise in helping startup businesses with their: Logo & Branding | Graphic Design | Print | Websites We are a member of the Island’s Chamber of Commerce ‘New Business Startup Programme’ and have so far helped over 40 new businesses get off the ground. Startup packages are available, please contact us for details by e-mail at info@iwdesignandprint.co.uk or:
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SFS Accounting
Accountancy services for local small businesses and start ups.
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Alex Tana Coaching
Starting a new business? Wanting to grow your business efficiently and avoid the typical mistakes that many make? Is your business organization and your team working with you or against you? Are you reaching the right clients/customers? Are your prices right? Are you managing your costs and making enough profit? Find the best support you need to start up a new business fast and successfully or to grow and develop your current business the right way. Develop and train yourself to be the best you can be by using the knowledge, skills, experience and potential within you. Remember that nothing will change unless and until you decide to take action. Don’t delay any further what it can be! Get in touch with me today!
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Island Startups
We are an Award Winning business based on the beautiful Isle of Wight and specialise in helping startup businesses with their: Logo & Branding | Graphic Design | Print | Websites We are a member of the Island’s Chamber of Commerce ‘New Business Startup Programme’ and have so far helped over 40 new businesses get off the ground. Startup packages are available, please contact us for details.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Desktop Artists studio
Mobile Artists studio

FREE business listing in your area.

We are delighted to promote suitable businesses and organisations completely FREE of charge. Your coverage can contain: logo, company name, brief description, special offers, telephone number and link to your website.

Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps