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After Cloud – A Purpose Driven Founder’s Story

What does it feel like to start and grow a 'purpose driven business'?In a world where digital technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives, the need to manage and preserve our digital assets and legacy has become increasingly important. After Cloud not only addresses this need but does so in a way that is innovative, intuitive, and accessible to everyone.After Cloud is a multi award-winning technology platform behind the recent ‘Monument to imagination’ statue of world-renowned author, Dame Agatha Christie DBE. We essentially provide solutions to enable individuals to capture their life stories and assist organisations in showcasing their own history or that of their assets (buildings, classic cars, monuments, places, statues etc), bringing them to life and enabling visitors to review history, in a visually compelling and impactful way.Darren EvansDarren has been leading companies that provide software solutions for organisations that provide care for over 25 years. During this time, he saw the huge impact that could be made to people’s lives by using digital technology. Following lived experience and an identified need, he resolved to develop his own apps.Darren is also an OxLEP Business AmbassadorMinimal Financial Assistance (MFA) schemeThe Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial […]

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Employment Law – Hints, Tips and Surgery

Employing people has legal requirements, but it shouldn’t be complex.People Challenges in Small BusinessesEmploying people has legal requirements, but it shouldn’t be complex. Small business can mean small budgets, so getting it right can make a huge difference to success and growth.This is a session offering you the chance to ask Sherry, an HR and Health and Safety Professional questions you have around the employment of people. What you might need to do and how to go about starting the employment process.We want to give all attendees the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the session, therefore complex scenarios and situations with extensive details are best addressed through individual consultations (offered through our separate consultancy service).The information provided in this free session is for general guidance and shouldn't be considered a substitute for professional legal advice. Neither the host nor OxLEP is responsible for the application of the information or advice given during the webinar.Additional Information:This webinar is not intended to provide solutions for highly complex employment lawmatters.If you require in-depth legal advice for intricate situations, please consider our consultancyservices (separate fees apply).By registering, you agree that the information provided during the webinar is for informationalpurposes only.This Workshop is […]

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Want to start a Business in West Oxfordshire?

This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Spark programme starting in September.A brilliant business needs a great idea and a clear customer. So, what could you offer to your customer? This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Spark programme starting in September.EligibilityIf you are based in the West Oxfordshire District Council area, and you would like to start your business, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, please register for the OxLEP Start Up Club.West Oxfordshire Spark ProgrammeThe West Oxfordshire Business SPARK programme is fully funded support designed to help you to start your own successful business or create a profitable side hustle. You can access over 15 hours of support delivered through a mix of in-person and online events. Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of a local thriving economy and will create more opportunities for residents to get started right, to secure their first customers and to grow.This support will be engaging and fun, but also challenging, to ensure that you get maximum value.Join our taster webinar to find out if the programme is a good […]

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Grow your Business in West Oxfordshire

This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme starting in September.The ACCELERATOR programme is designed with structure and flexibility to support your business growth. This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme starting in September.EligibilityIf you are registered and trading in the West Oxfordshire District Council area then you can register for this event.West Oxfordshire Accelerator ProgrammeThe West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme is a bespoke, fully funded, package of support designed to help established and trading small businesses to grow and create jobs. You can access up to 30 hours of support delivered through Masterclasses, Facilitated Peer to Peer groups, Leadership Development Programmes and 1 to 1 sessions from a pool of 20+ expert business advisors.Join our taster webinar to find out if the programme is a good fit for you!Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) schemeThe Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme. All SMEs which receive support under this programme are being aided under the UK Subsidy Control Act (2022) and The Subsidy Control (Gross Cash Amount and Gross Cash Equivalent) Regulations (2022 No. 1186).MFA allows a beneficiary to […]

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So you want to start a business

Dreaming of starting your own business but don't know where to begin? Look no further!Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to transition into entrepreneurship or a budding visionary seeking guidance, this webinar is tailor-made to equip you with the fundamental first steps and strategies required to transform your passion into a thriving business venture.During this power-packed session, you will discover the five key actions you should take to start your journey and secure your venture's future success.Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and inspiration you need to launch your dream business! Register now for our "So you want to start a business" webinar and take the first step towards making your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.Your speakerAnt Parsons (OxLEP Business and ALP Synergy Ltd)Ant designs and facilitates a wide range of business support programmes for small businesses. He is a business and environmental innovator, who uses his creative leadership to help organisations think differently about problems and opportunities. Ant has a passion for supporting sustainable business growth in Oxfordshire and an indepth knowledge of the business support community.Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) schemeThe Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme. All SMEs which receive support under […]

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OxBOoSt Network – August

The 'Oxfordshire Business Opportunities & Support network' for all OxLEP Business clients and anyone who wants to learn more.The Number 1 regular meet-up for Oxfordshire businesses who want to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.OxLEP Business engages with thousands of business owners and leaders every year providing knowledge, advice and other business development support. But until now there hasn't been an easy way to help these businesses to network. Problem solved...The OxBOoSt network will meet on the first Tuesday of every month (public holidays taken into account) from 4pm to 5pm and is open to all Oxfordshire based businesses to join (and its free!).Each meeting will include 5-8 pre-arranged slots for businesses to share their story or pitch for collaboration and a forward look of business support from OxLEP. And of course there will be plenty of time for networking.You can request one of the business story slots on the booking form.This meeting will be online.At the end of each financial year, we are required to tell you the total amount of support you have received from OxLEP. By signing up to the event you are consenting to us holding your data in line with our Privacy Policy - OxLEP Business […]

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Stop winging it – Getting Your Service Business Ready to Scale

You know your service is absolutely banging and you want to grow, what is stopping you?I’ve been there – you’re a small business providing a service. You know your service is absolutely banging and you want the whole world to be using it – after all, why wouldn’t they? It’s that good!You want to scale. The couple of employees or sub-contractors you have are with you, they know you’re on to a good thing. But here’s the rub: you’re firefighting. You’re so busy you hardly have time to work on the deliverables that are bringing in the revenue, to work on finding leads and to improve the service in those ways you already know you can, forget working on the business itself. Bottom line, the infrastructure of your business is suffering, or most likely, there isn’t an infrastructure there. You’re amazing at what you do, and you’re winging it in your business. Sound familiar?This infrastructure is the foundation for your growth. If you don’t have it in place, you can’t scale effectively. It’s as simple as that.On the 13th August, I’ll talk you through developing and implementing that infrastructure. We’ll cover:1. Your vision and values. This isn’t going to be […]

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Coffee & Business Start-Up Chat – Chipping Norton

Pink Salt Shed 5 West Street, Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom

Are you in Chipping Norton? Have you always wanted to start your own business?Pink Salt shed, Chipping Norton. 10:00am - 12:00pmThere is fully funded support available to residents of West Oxfordshire District Council to help them to start their own business. Pop in to the Pink Salt shed between 10:00am and 12:00pm to have a chat with Ant who will be sat there enjoying a great coffee. He will tell you all about the support and answer any questions you may have.

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Moral Risk-Taking, the Contrarian Heart of Masterpiece-Making

Join Dr Matt Hancocks as he explores the neglected secret of purpose-driven leaders: the taking of moral risk.Dr Matt Hancocks shows why purpose-driven leaders must take gut-wrenching risks if they are to transform, not just their businesses but their sectors and the wider world.This talk will show that purpose-driven leaders compete by taking carefully thought-out risks to overcome moral anomalies in their companies, industries, or broader communities. An example of a moral anomaly is the existence of aggressive financial practices in companies that compete on their trustworthiness. In overcoming success anomalies, purpose-driven leaders change the moral order of their organization, industry, or community.Attendees will learn how to understand moral risks and the moral-risk-taking leaders take to create their masterpieces. Matt will show what moral-risk-taking is and how it works. He will illustrate moral risk-taking, in general, and then give two case studies to show purpose-driven creators how to do it. He will also give a case study showing how moral-risk-taking can go wrong.Benefits for attendees:Attendees will see the importance of moral risk-taking for purpose-driven organisations. They will learn the skills, sensibilities and ethics of wise moral risk-taking and explore the risks of over-elevating psychological safety.Your speakerMatt is the founder of […]

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Want to start a Business in West Oxfordshire?

This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Spark programme starting in September.A brilliant business needs a great idea and a clear customer. So, what could you offer to your customer? This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Spark programme starting in September.EligibilityIf you are based in the West Oxfordshire District Council area, and you would like to start your business, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, please register for the OxLEP Start Up Club.West Oxfordshire Spark ProgrammeThe West Oxfordshire Business SPARK programme is fully funded support designed to help you to start your own successful business or create a profitable side hustle. You can access over 15 hours of support delivered through a mix of in-person and online events. Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of a local thriving economy and will create more opportunities for residents to get started right, to secure their first customers and to grow.This support will be engaging and fun, but also challenging, to ensure that you get maximum value.Join our taster webinar to find out if the programme is a good […]

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Grow your Business in West Oxfordshire

This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme starting in September.The ACCELERATOR programme is designed with structure and flexibility to support your business growth. This taster session will help you to get ready to join the West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme starting in September.EligibilityIf you are registered and trading in the West Oxfordshire District Council area then you can register for this event.West Oxfordshire Accelerator ProgrammeThe West Oxfordshire Business Accelerator programme is a bespoke, fully funded, package of support designed to help established and trading small businesses to grow and create jobs. You can access up to 30 hours of support delivered through Masterclasses, Facilitated Peer to Peer groups, Leadership Development Programmes and 1 to 1 sessions from a pool of 20+ expert business advisors.Join our taster webinar to find out if the programme is a good fit for you!Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) schemeThe Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme. All SMEs which receive support under this programme are being aided under the UK Subsidy Control Act (2022) and The Subsidy Control (Gross Cash Amount and Gross Cash Equivalent) Regulations (2022 No. 1186).MFA allows a beneficiary to […]

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Reducing pressure, increasing performance

A workshop to explore a healthy approach to supporting yourself and your people.You know how it feels when you and your staff are at your best. Things tend to go relatively smoothly, and challenges can be converted into opportunities with relative ease.In these times however uncertainty, change and the need to act quickly can deplete people’s energy and enthusiasm. This of course, can affect morale, business performance and worryingly, people’s health.Resilience skills are crucial for owners, leaders and staff. Join us in this concise interactive workshop where we will be sharing some easy to implement tools and techniques you can use immediately to support yourself and your people. This is about investing two hours on yourself, ‘on your business’, for immediate and long term benefits.Your speakersPaula Nickson (Greater Than Ltd)Paula began her career in science and engineering before moving into over 20 years of leadership and business innovation in large public, private, 3rd sector and SMEs. Having been CEO of a successful social enterprise she now runs her own coaching and consultancy practice which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year.Coaching professionally since 2015 (ICF approved certification), Paula has supported hundreds of business owners and leaders with problem solving, idea […]

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OxBOoSt Network – September

The 'Oxfordshire Business Opportunities & Support network' for all OxLEP Business clients and anyone who wants to learn more.The Number 1 regular meet-up for Oxfordshire businesses who want to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.OxLEP Business engages with thousands of business owners and leaders every year providing knowledge, advice and other business development support. But until now there hasn't been an easy way to help these businesses to network. Problem solved...The OxBOoSt network will meet on Tuesday 10th September from 4pm to 5pm and is open to all Oxfordshire based businesses to join (and its free!).Each meeting will include 5-8 pre-arranged slots for businesses to share their story or pitch for collaboration and a forward look of business support from OxLEP. And of course there will be plenty of time for networking.You can request one of the business story slots on the booking form.This meeting will be online.At the end of each financial year, we are required to tell you the total amount of support you have received from OxLEP. By signing up to the event you are consenting to us holding your data in line with our Privacy Policy - OxLEP Business to allow us to do this. We will […]

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West Oxfordshire Accelerator – Business Planning for Growth Masterclass

Uncover the keys to scaling efficiently, empowering your team, and achieving unparalleled success in your business.EligibilityIf your business is based in West Oxfordshire, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, then please register for other OxLEP events.This Masterclass is delivered online.OverviewIn this Masterclass, delve into the critical importance of crafting a compelling vision and setting SMART goals to propel your business forward with purpose and clarity. Gain practical insights into establishing robust systems and processes essential for success, enabling you to scale efficiently and sustainably while maintaining quality and consistency.Discover the strategic framework for designing your business to operate seamlessly, empowering you to step back without sacrificing growth or efficiency.Explore proven strategies for building a high-performing team, optimizing organizational structure, effective management practices, and strategic recruitment to attract and retain top talent.Don't miss this opportunity to transform your business and position it for unparalleled growth and success.Learning Outcomes• The importance of Vision and Goals for business growth.• The systems and processes for success.• Designing the business to run without you.• People, structure, management, and recruitment.This Masterclass is being delivered by:Paul Holmes – Managing Director - PCH Business ConsultantsPaul helps overwhelmed business leaders do […]

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West Oxfordshire SPARK – Business Fundamentals and Business Model Canvas

Chipping Norton Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom

Thinking of starting your own business? Or recently started? You are in good company, let us help you to succeed!EligibilityIf you are based in West Oxfordshire, and you would like to start your business, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the county, please register for the OxLEP Start Up Club.West Oxforshire Spark ProgrammeThe West Oxfordshire Business SPARK programme is designed to help you to start your brilliant new business! This support will be engaging and fun, but also challenging, to ensure that you get maximum value. By joining our SPARK programme, you will join 5 half-day workshops.Workshop 1 - Business Fundamentals and Business Model CanvasLearning ObjectivesDeveloping critical thinking skillsDeveloping a collaborative mindsetDeveloping creativityDeveloping understanding of why businesses succeed or failOverviewThis first workshop in the West Oxfordshire Business SPARK programme is designed to encourage you to focus on the fundamentals of a successful business and develop a viable, successful and sustainable business plan.The workshop will be delivered by one of our experienced business experts, providing practical content to help you learn and make progress on the day, alongside a group of supportive peers.You will finish the day with a clear plan on how to move […]

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West Oxfordshire Accelerator – Mastering Innovation for Your Business

Unlocking creativity, growth and funding opportunities.EligibilityIf your business is based in West Oxfordshire, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, then please register for other OxLEP events.This Masterclass is delivered online.OverviewIn this Masterclass, you will discover that innovation isn't just reserved for the select few—it's a structured process accessible to all. Through worked examples we will explore new methods for developing processes and products, equipping you with the tools to stay ahead in today's rapidly evolving market.From incremental improvements to ground-breaking advancements, you'll learn to harness the power of innovation at every stage of your business journey. Our expert will guide you through risk management, market testing, design validation and voice of the customer feedback.Plus, gain invaluable insights into navigating the complex landscape of innovation funding, ensuring you have the resources needed to bring your boldest ideas to life.Learning OutcomesInnovation is a process, that anyone can follow.Exploring new processes or new products.Incremental Innovation through divergent thinking.Exploring Innovation Funding.This Masterclass is being delivered by:Grae Laws is an experienced practitioner of innovation, lean six sigma, new product development and project management. He is also an experienced coach, facilitator and trainer who enjoys the challenge of […]

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OxLEP Start-Up Club – Bootcamp (1) – Business Planning

OxLEP SUP Club Bootcamp is back! Session 1 of 3, designed to help you to create and grow the business you always dreamed about!Start-Up BootcampFor start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs - this bootcamp is designed to encourage businesses to focus on the fundamentals of a successful business and develop a viable, successful and sustainable business.Three intense sessions, each delivered by one of our experienced business experts, providing practical content to help you learn and make progress, alongside a group of supportive peers.You will finish the Bootcamp with a clear plan on how to move your business forward and reach your next milestone.Session 1 - Business Planning In this first session Lesley McKie, Director at Positively Media and long-term supporter of small businesses and businesses with purpose, will introduce the Business Model Canvas - a great tool to help you create your first business plan on one page! Completing your own Business Model Canvas will also help you to refine the business idea, and consider all of the key ingredients to help you to make it a success.Session 2 - Your Value Proposition and Your Customers - Register for that event separately.Session 3 - Managing your Business Finances - Register for that […]

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Business Growth Peer Network

Join this group to overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunitiesFOR OXFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES ONLYBusinesses that seek advice are more likely to improve their overall performance. Many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as fellow business owners, who may have experienced similar challenges and pursued similar opportunities.Peer Networks is tailor-made to bring cohorts of up to 11 SME owners together for you to work with to build your businesses together. Delivered locally by OxLEP Business, we are creating a diverse group of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we will enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback, implement practical solutions to overcome them and gain inspiration and motivation to grow.Our expert facilitator will give you the opportunity to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.Eligibility• You must be an Oxfordshire business, established and trading for 12 months+• An ambition for growth or innovation• Must be able to commit to all the sessionsThe group will meet fortnightly on zoom on Mondays between 8:00am and 10:00am (30th Sept, 14th Oct, 28th […]

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West Oxfordshire Accelerator – Mastering Your Small Business Finances

Don't let your business fail because of poor financial management!EligibilityIf your business is based in West Oxfordshire, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, then please register for other OxLEP events.This webinar is delivered online.OverviewThe more success your business has, the more complicated the financial management can get, until you take on expert support. This webinar is designed to make sure that you fully understand your role and responsibilities for financial management in your small but growing business.Learning Outcomes• Understanding financial management as a business leader• Cashflow Management• Understanding the range of options for financing growth in an SME, and their pros and consThis webinar is being delivered by:Richard Holling, Berkshire Dales Ltd, is an experienced business executive with 30 years of business and financial services experience. He has a degree in Banking and Finance, and his career started with the TSB, before moving into technology.In 2018 Richard changed focus and started to work with start-ups and SMEs. In 2019, after working for 2 start-up Fintech companies serving SMEs, he formed Berkshire Dales, which offers SMEs advice on getting the right business finance, along with other business advisory services. His experience allows him […]

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Women in Leadership Peer Network

You are a leader! Join this group to reflect on that, pin-point what you’d like to improve, identify solutions and implement them.FOR OXFORDSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS ONLYGreat leadership skills are increasingly important. The need to be resilient, to lead and to support our staff well, is critical for our businesses. A safe, friendly environment facilitating purposeful networking and trusted support from specialists and fellow Oxfordshire business women.Being part of this group of leaders will give you a time efficient opportunity to step back, pinpoint what you’d really like to improve, identify solutions and implement them. Many of our past peer group members have been surprised, relieved and inspired to find that we all share similar challenges, no matter what type or size of business we work in.Perhaps some of the following examples of what leaders often experience will resonate with you:PeopleLeading people can have wonderful results that support our businesses and help us to enjoy work. It can also leave you wondering why people aren’t working as you had hoped or how can you get more of the right things done well, and on time. Great leadership also enhances our client and supplier relationships.PerspectiveWorking as leader in a small organisation is […]

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Get Your Business Net Zero Ready, Or FAIL!

If you don't take action on Net Zero, then your business will fail.This event will help you to take the critical first / next step on your Net Zero journey.Market pressure is mounting and this is only going to increase. For instance, every supplier to the NHS (with a contract over £10k) now has to have a carbon reduction plan and commit to Net Zero. Soon enough this will spread to every contract and market across the UK and beyond. Every customer will expect you to be taking action!But don't panic, there are tools and experience available to help small businesses to take action, and this Masterclass will walk you through a selection of these.Before the Masterclass, if you wish to prepare a first version of your business carbon footprint so you are ready with questions, we recommend visiting: https://businessclimatehub.org/how-it-works/Expert 1:1 support is available post-workshop to help you to firm up your plans for Net Zero action. The workshop will be led by Phil Curtis, a specialist in transforming businesses towards a high-performance culture with a sustainable future. He has a toolkit built through 30 years leadership in global companies, small and large, across multiple sectors. His approach will help […]

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West Oxfordshire Accelerator – Investment Planning For Growth Masterclass

Is Investment critical to the growth of your Business? If so this masterclass is for you.EligibilityIf your business is based in West Oxfordshire, then you can register for this event. If you are outside of the district, then please register for other OxLEP events.This Masterclass is delivered online.OverviewIn this Masterclass we will look for the sweet spot of business growth where a step-change is possible to take a company to the next level. If funding is a significant hurdle to getting there, then how can entrepreneurs be best positioned and prepared to attract the right investment?We will look at separating the owner’s growth plans from the day-to-day business plan. Then we explore some different ways to fund step-change growth and try to find ways to match these to different situations.By recognising the intended outcomes, both for owners and investors, we can work back to make the best possible start and focus on building good investment cases and a disciplined management approach that can be delivered in the real world.This creates a strategic framework that makes a case for investment, chooses the preferred pathway, and builds the proposition to step out into the funding arena with confidence.Don't miss this opportunity to […]

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OxLEP Start-Up Club – Bootcamp (3) – Managing Your Business Numbers

OxLEP SUP Club Bootcamp is back! Session 3 of 3, designed to help you to create and grow the business you always dreamed about!Start-Up BootcampFor start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs - this bootcamp is designed to encourage businesses to focus on the fundamentals of a successful business and develop a viable, successful and sustainable business.Three intense sessions, each delivered by one of our experienced business experts, providing practical content to help you learn and make progress, alongside a group of supportive peers.You will finish the Bootcamp with a clear plan on how to move your business forward and reach your next milestone.Session 1 - Business Planning - I hope you didn't miss this? Register for that event seperately.Session 2 - Your Value Proposition and Your Customers - I hope you didn't miss this? Register for that event seperately.Session 3 - Managing your Business Numbers - In this last session Richard Holling, will help to demistify financial management. After all, no business can succeed without valid income (a revenue stream), and only a fool wouldn't make sure they understood their costs.Richard will cover the basics of financial literacy, financial management e.g. cash flow forecasting, the difference between sole trader financials vs Ltd […]

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West Oxfordshire Accelerator – Mastering Operational Efficiency

Unlocking Hidden Profits: Mastering Operational Efficiencies in SMEs.Are you ready to transform how you manage your business? Join James, for a groundbreaking 2-hour Masterclass where we delve deep into uncovering operational efficiencies that can significantly boost your bottom line. This session is tailor-made for SMEs. Whether you're in tech, retail, or services, the strategies we discuss will revolutionise your approach to business management.What You’ll Discover:1. Cost Control Techniques: Learn how to scrutinize your expenses without cutting corners, ensuring every pound spent is a pound well used.2. Process Optimisation: I’ll show you how to streamline operations, reducing time wastage and increasing productivity.3. Supplier Management: Get insights on negotiating better terms and selecting suppliers that align with your business goals.Why Attend?· Immediate Benefits: Implement strategies from the session and see immediate improvements in your cost management.· Interactive Q&A: Have specific challenges? Get them addressed in real-time during our interactive Q&A session.· Network and Learn: Connect with other business owners facing similar challenges and share insights.About Your Facilitator, James:With over a decade of high-level experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in the NHS, managing a budget of £2.5 billion and driving substantial operational efficiencies, James brings a wealth of expertise […]

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Foundations to Growth Network

OxLEP Business are inviting ambitious and passionate Start-Up and Growth Businesses to join the Foundations to Growth Network.OverviewOxLEP Business are inviting ambitious and passionate Start-Up and Growth Businesses to join the Foundations to Growth Network. Participating will help you gain new perspectives, inspire new ideas and change your way of thinking. It can also help you form new contacts, build networks and gain valuable professional and personal support.The workshop will be delivered by two of our experienced business experts, providing practical content to help you learn and make progress, alongside a group of supportive peers.You must be an Oxfordshire Business to apply, trading for at least 6 months.What do the sessions cover?Run over 6 weeks, the sessions cover:• Understanding strong foundations for growth;• Collaborative problem solving, knowledge sharing and developing softer skills with peers;• Exploring the next steps for growth.The group will meet on zoom on Mondays between 8am and 10am weekly starting on Monday 4th November up until Monday 9th December 2024.What will I gain?• Access to a new support network• New tools for collaboration• Improved leadership and management skills• Understanding of the foundations for growth• Inspiration and motivation to growEligibility• You must be an Oxfordshire business, established and […]

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OxLEP Women in Business Gathering

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Oxfordshire (BIPC) Queen Street, Westgate, England, United Kingdom

Are you a female founder, leader, or entrepreneur of an SME in Oxfordshire? Come network at this 'gathering' of like-minded business women.OxLEP Business is pleased to be offering this Women in Business Gathering event. After the success of our last events we hope to continue bringing together Oxfordshire’s Women in Business.The Women in Business network provides an environment in which you can be yourself and have meaningful discussions with fellow women in business within Oxfordshire, as well as share experiences.• A place in which you can build trusted relationships with like-minded women• An opportunity to increase your business knowledge• An opportunity to take part in discussion topics• An opportunity to raise awareness of your business and personal brandOur Women in Business Gatherings provides the opportunity for us to celebrate our amazing local female talent, wonderful business relationships forged to date, and the evident appetite for female empowerment across the region. OxLEP's existing and new female clients are invited to come together for a fantastic morning of networking and insightful conversation.Although networking and making valuable connections is a priority, you also have the chance to speak to the OxLEP Business team about available support.Who is this event for?This in-person event is […]

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