Senior Enterprise

Over 50 and want to explore being your own boss? Want to be self employed?

One-day workshop covering the basics of becoming self employed; one to one business mentoring, supporting you through the process and drop in advice and networking sessions

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is supporting older people on the Island by providing help and advice on starting a business or being self-employed.

The Chamber is hosting monthly workshops and providing ongoing mentoring as part of the Age Friendly Island campaign, an exciting partnership funded by the National Lottery through the BIG Lottery Fund, making the Island a great place to grow old, while tackling social isolation.

The workshops are followed up with 1 to 1 mentoring every month until the business starts, followed by regular support for the next three years. Mentoring is very informal and can include home visits or chats over cups of coffee, in a relaxed environment. There are also regular drop in sessions at the Chamber, bringing together start-up businesses.

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