Start Your Own Business in Isle Of Wight

Starting a business in Isle Of Wight
Starting a business in Isle Of Wight

If you are thinking about starting a business in Isle Of Wight or would like to grow your existing 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.

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

Everything that you will find on the site is free and a good place to start is 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 Your Own Business' guide.

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Start-Up Steps

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them.

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

FREE Local Guide

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 15 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

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FREE Local Guide

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

Start Your Own Business in 2020
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

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One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

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
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One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Start-Up Pack

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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

Isle Of Wight Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

Here is a list of the key businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

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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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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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.
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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.
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.
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
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!
Online Directory & web design company. We offer a Free web Page with a link which help new starters to get a web presence.
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.
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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