Start a Business
As an economy offering genuine opportunities, whether they're local, national or international, Oxfordshire represents one of the best locations in the UK to set-up a new business.
If you're looking to launch your own business, we can support you in a number of ways. This includes:
- Accessing an ongoing series of start-up workshops and events to help you start your business. These are completely free and are held all over Oxfordshire. Head to our events section to view the latest workshops and view our Start-up workshops infographic to find out more.
- Applying for an Elevate grant, specifically created to help Oxfordshire businesses launch
Expert advice from Oxfordshire Business Enterprises (OBE), a not-for-profit organisation providing free and impartial advice on a wide-range of business issues - from self-employment to forming a company.
Tips for success when you are starting a business
Find out about other support that is available:
We also have resources and advice that can help you take your first steps into the world of business - this includes:
- Advice on business plans
- Support in chosing the right business structure
- How to register for VAT
Remember to choose a structure for your business - this will dictate your legal responsibilities, such as the paperwork you must fill in to get started, taxation and how you can personally take the profit your business makes.
The main types of business structures are:
- Sole trader
- Limited company
- Business partnership
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Please contact us to make the most of this support.