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:
- FAB Accelerator
- Prince’s Trust
- Start & Grow
- Enterprise Nation
- Entrepreneurial Spark
- Mi Ventures
- National Enterprise Network
- Start Up Donut
- Startup Britain