If you are thinking of starting your own business, the Said Business School runs a popular evening lecture series on 'Building a Business'. The course costs £200, with a certificate issued on completion. Podcasts of the lectures can be viewed for free on iTunes, YouTube and the University's own podcast site.
Oxfordshire is home to many world-class business organisations and Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) offer free advice and information on successfully starting and running a business through a network of expert volunteers. In addition, their Innovation Support for Business program can link you up with 'Network Navigators', specialist advisers from fields as diverse as media and publishing, advanced engineering and social enterprise, who provide industry-specific guidance and make introductions to other businesses and experts within the same field. The OBS also connect new and small businesses with UK and EU government grant and voucher schemes, venture capital, traditional bank finance, angel investors and crowdfunding.
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