Oxfordshire Business Advice

Oxfordshire Business Advice
Oxfordshire Business Advice

Oxfordshire businesses are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

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Free Business Planning Resources

The following items are in our FREE start-up pack and can be download individually or as part of the whole pack.

How to Start a Business Step-by-Step
How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business. Each step is explained briefly and in plain English.

Business Start-Up Checklist
Business Start-Up Checklist

"You don't know what you don't know!" Make sure that you don't miss anything by plotting your progress with this 125+ point checklist.

Business Start-Up Map
Business Start-Up Map

This very popular infographic provides a colourful visual walk through the start-up process and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers.

Business Plan Template and Instructions
Business Plan Template and Instructions

One of the most important steps but is often ignored. This document will provide you with a clear road-map for your business.

Start Your Own Business CD
Start Your Own Business CD

We have created a CD based upon the start-up map. You can now download and enjoy the whole of this unique interactive experience.

How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation
How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation

Designed to compliment the business plan template, this presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it (free).

Please note that one-time registration is required to unlock all of the free items on this site.

Latest Advice Articles

If you run your own business in Oxfordshire and would like to learn more about business planning and how business support organisations can help you, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

Oxfordshire Business Advice

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Oxfordshire area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

MD2MD provides Leadership Development with a difference. MD2MD members build confidence and competence learning from and with other leaders with real university of life experience. MD2MD members cannot afford long periods out of the office so we meet for one day each month. In addition to being more manageable,this more effective in applying Kaizen (continuous improvement) principles to learning. Improving our business one step at a time month after month ultimately delivers radical performance improvement.
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The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a voluntary body made up of representatives from business, academia and the wider public sector. The Partnerships overarching aim is to be the catalyst for realising Oxfordshires economic and commercial potential. It will act as an informed, independent advocate for the drivers of innovation and growth. In addition this role, the Partnership will prioritise on key programmes to address the high priority deficiencies identified within the county, rather than trying to do everything itself. In setting out a single, clear vision for the longer-term future of Oxfordshires economy the Partnership will provide collective leadership by the most senior and high-profile private, academic and public-sector leaders. It will build upon existing working arrangements at the local level to align its work on economic and commercial growth; planning, housing, transport and infrastructure priorities; skills requirements and business support. The Partnership is a light-touch, multi-tiered body that will continue to evolve over time in response to the changing needs of the economic and commercial community.
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The INDEPENDENT, COUNTYWIDE free advice service for people seeking help starting a business or in the early stages of running one, throughout the entire Oxfordshire area.
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The INDEPENDENT, COUNTYWIDE free advice service for people seeking help starting a business or in the early stages of running one, throughout the entire Oxfordshire area. Oxfordshire Business Enterprises is the enterprise service for Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. Its role is to provide the right advice to help people start and run a business, so if you want to learn more about how to start yours, youve come to the right place. Oxfordshire Business Enterprises was formed in 2003 by combining two previous enterprise agencies, NORBIS and TBAC, to produce one agency to provide business startup services to the whole of Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We are a non-profit making organisation supported by all Oxfordshires local authorities and co-ordinated from Cherwell District Councils offices in Banbury.
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The Oxfordshire Innovation & Growth Team (IGT) is here to support companies based in Oxfordshire as well as further afield. Our team of experienced professionals, working alongside our partners, delivers blended business support for innovative and high growth companies. Oxfordshire has a large business base of innovative companies from the UK and overseas who benefit from the county???s proximity and easy access to London and the continent. It is no surprise therefore that the Oxfordshire Innovation & Growth Team has plenty of expertise in the commercialisation of products and services internationally. Oxfordshire also has more than its fair share of start-ups and is undergoing massive regeneration and improved rail communications.
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