Make your business dreams a reality

If you live on the Isle of Wight and think you’ve got a great idea for a business, then we’ve got an opportunity tailor-made for you.or

The Pop Up Business School is offering free workshops every day from Monday 21 – Friday 25 October. Find out how to develop your ideas, promote your business and create your website, as well as get support managing business finances.

Signing up is easy and free – just visit the Pop Up website.

We think this is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs – but don’t just take our word for it! Joanna took part in a Pop Up course last year and now runs her own lingerie business in Kent:

“The instructors from Pop Up are so energetic and re-sparked my enthusiasm to ‘just get going’ and start selling. I am just so, so pleased I came across Pop Up and I can honestly say it’s changed my life! I feel so proud that I’ve made the leap into setting up my own business and I know I wouldn’t have done it if I hadn’t attended Pop Up.”

Matthew McLean, our Community Investment Services Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this exciting event. We want to help people develop a business doing something they love.”

The sessions are part of a partnership between Southern Housing Group and Sovereign, another housing association in the area.

The whole project is part of a wider scheme across France and England led by Optivo, and co-funded by the Interreg France (Channel) England programme with a European Development Fund contribution of £5.9 million.

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Get in Touch

If you would like to speak to someone, or find out more about the support available, you can contact the team directly:

01983 521 244
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