How to Start a Business

Get support to start your business

Free Start-Up Workshops and Events

This Spring we will be launching a series of brand new start-up workshops and events to help you start your business. They will be completely free and held all over Oxfordshire. To register your interest please click on the link below:

We will also be launching a start-up grant scheme for Oxfordshire businesses under 1 year old. Numbers are limited so please register your interest using the link below:

Follow the links below for guides on the first steps for starting a business:

Want free face-to-face advice?

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises (OBE)

A free, countywide business advice service for start-ups and early-stage businesses run by volunteer entrepreneurs. You can book an free, confidential appointment with an advisor at a convenient location through their website.

Is there any funding for start-up costs?

For up-to-date information on funding visit our Funding & Grants page.

Explore below for some other sources of start-up finance:

Support for Rural Businesses

The following support is available for businesses in rural areas of Oxfordshire:

Additionally, explore the services below that can help you get started: