Start Your Own Business in Oxfordshire

Starting a business in Oxfordshire
Starting a business in Oxfordshire

If you are thinking about starting a business in Oxfordshire or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire 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.

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 Oxfordshire.

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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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

Oxfordshire Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Jyst is a Digital Product Agency. We help our clients build engaging websites, successful custom software solutions and user friendly mobile applications. We want to be your next partner in; Digital strategy, design & development.
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While running your own business can be extremely rewarding, it can also be lonely and stressful – especially if you do not have the right business support. At JS Business Consultancy, I am happy to help you with your Start Up business needs and established business support in regards to Taxation, Payroll, CIS, VAT and Bookkeeping Services. I am fully compliant with current legislation and can help you to understand HMRC’s minefield of forms and documentation. My services include: • Consultation and advice for small Start Ups and established businesses • Start Up packages…coming soon! • Virtual workshops & tutorials…coming soon! • Advice with Self-Assessment Income Tax Returns for Individuals, Sole Traders and Partnerships, including Online Filing, Directors, Capital Gains Tax and Rental Income. • Advice with setting up Payroll, running a CIS scheme and filing VAT Returns. • Helping with HMRC forms and documentation You’re bound to have questions about my services and how they can help you, so please do call me on 01865 873 637 or email me on julie@jsbusinessconsultancy.co.uk . I specialise in all types of trades. I can ensure that obligations and deadlines are always met, so you have more time for the important stuff like meeting client deadlines, sourcing work and providing a fantastic service to your own customers.
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Frog Marketing is based in Wallingford and offers a professional, flexible and reliable service to local business. Frog offer a comprehensive range of marketing services including; copy writing, graphic design, Website design, search engine optimisation, email marketing and direct marketing. Operating across Oxfordshire and Berkshire Frog Marketing can offer marketing and communications support through out the Thames Valley reign. The company offers a range of marketing services to business in the local area. The philosophy at Frog Marketing is to offer creative design solutions at affordable prices. Frog Marketing seeks to build partnerships with all its clients, offering a personalised ongoing service. Advice is offered freely and client satisfaction is of paramount importance. Frog Marketing has a variety of clients, situated around Wallingford and throughout Oxford and Berkshire. Clients include electric companies, tack shops, competition livery yards, Oak framed builders, gardening companies and more.
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We are a well-established IT company based in Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire offering a wide range of services. Primarily focussing on Home IT Support, Business IT Support and Schoool IT Support covering key support areas such as computer and laptop repairs, broadband setup, wireless and wired networking, servers and backup. As well as our IT Support services we provide Hardware and Printer Consumables. We also offer web design, web hosting, web development and website management.
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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.
MB HR Support is an independent human resources specialist providing outsourced HR support to small and medium-sized companies in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. Our aim is to work along side our clients to provide a flexible, straightforward and practical HR service that is right for them. Whether you want to ensure that you are legally compliant, we can advise you. If you need to address or resolve an HR issue, or you simply require ongoing support on a range of projects, we can support you. If a virtual HR manager is what youre after, then were there.
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.
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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