Business advice

Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP Business)

OxLEP Business is here to help businesses find the support and advice they need. OxLEP’s services are completely free for businesses and start-ups in Oxfordshire.

Ethnic Minority Business Services

This EMBS service provides specialist advice including skills training to improve access to the labour market, specifically in business start-up skills, information technology, sewing, basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills.

Aspire Enterprise Development Programme

Aspire launched a new Enterprise Development Programme in May 2019, designed to offer intensive, specialist advice to anyone experiencing barriers to self-employment who would like to find out more about starting up a new business.

Starting a business locally

Our Economic Development Team has access to a list of local business advisors who can offer free advice services for people considering starting a new business. If this is of interest, please do get in touch at