Seaview Hotel closes its doors until Spring, with a ‘heavy heart

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The decision was made with a "heavy heart", but in light of "confusion about promoting non-essential travel and the changing guidance", say the Hotel

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 10:49am

By Sally Perry

‘Love Your Small Independent Business’ on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

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When you shop in local independent businesses on the Isle of Wight use the hashtag #ilovesmallbusiness online and without giving away what you've bought loved ones post photos

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 9:39am

By Nicola Bailey with 2 readers' comments

Survey reveals devastating impact of Covid-19 on small Isle of Wight businesses

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The results of the survey of 200 small businesses on the Isle of Wight reveals the major hurdles that many have had to face

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 8:35am

By Nicola Bailey with 9 readers' comments

Grace’s Bakery picks up national award for adapting to Covid-19 with community at heart of their offer

Sarah Redrup from Graces Baker with her Award

The judges said that Grace's Bakery was a great example of an independent retailer being at the heart of its local community

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 6:57am

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

This is the easy way to support Isle of Wight independent shops this Christmas

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Don’t give your money to Amazon. This Isle of Wight-grown solution is just a click away, helping you support Island businesses and get deliveries to your door. Share it with your friends, so the whole Island benefits

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 6:58pm

By Feature Writer

John Cattle’s Skate Club voted as Best Isle of Wight Activity

john cattles skate club with lad on skateboard indicating Victory signs with both hands

Three cheers for John Cattle's Skateclub who offer very reasonably-priced skateboarding sessions for all ages, from micro-shredders to the more mature skateboarders on the Island

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Small biz Crowfunder relaunched by Solent LEP to help those impacted by second lockdown

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The Solent LEP Crowdfunder Solent scheme has been relaunched to support even more businesses in these unprecedented and highly challenging times

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 11:27am

By Bex Pearce

Isle of Wight small businesses urged to complete this short survey in impact of Covid-19

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If you have an Isle of Wight small business and haven't yet completed this short survey on the impact of Covid-19, there's still time

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 11:24am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Over 100 Islanders reaped the benefits of the returning PopUp Business School

PopUp Business School Chief Operating Officer, Henry Nicholson

Despite the challenges presented to its usual format by current Covid-19 restrictions, the PopUp Business School course saw 103 members of the local community get involved

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 12:14pm

By Will Jankowski

Second lockdown: Small businesses need financial support say FSB

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Second wave restrictions require a second wave of support for Hampshire and Isle of Wight small businesses, and those who have had no support, like company directors, need to be included say the Federation of Small Businesses

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 9:17am

By Simon Perry

Too many excluded from support measures – including company directors and newly self-employed, say Federation of Small Businesses

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The Federation of Small Businesses say "that needs to change" and suggests where measures can be introduced including a Kickstart Start-Up initiative, for those looking to start their own firm

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 5:54pm

By Nicola Bailey with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight small business encouraged to complete short survey on Covid-19 impact

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The aim of the eight-question survey is to understand how small businesses on the Isle of Wight have been impacted by Covid-19 and what help they need to recover

Monday, 12th October, 2020 5:00pm

By Nicola Bailey