Business advice

Oxfordshire Business Support

This is a web-based service set up by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) that offers a wealth of information and advice on Business Support available locally.

Oxford Business Enterprises OBE

OBE offer free advice on all aspects of starting and running a business

Oxford Business Mentors (OBM)

OBM is a not for profit organisation offering a free mentoring service to anyone who already runs an owner-managed business in Oxfordshire.

Sector-specific support – Network Navigators

Oxfordshire’s Network Navigators focuses work to support the growth and cross-fertilisation of key business sectors and clusters.

The service offers an opportunity to benefit from detailed knowledge, contacts and expertise in the following key sectors: cryogenics; digital, media and publishing; investment; life sciences; low carbon; SME support; social enterprise; and space and satellite.

Ethnic Minority Business Service (EMBS)

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.