The secrets of business success

Posted: 13/08/2015

All businesses start somewhere, some become great businesses and great brands but all those businesses were initiated and had a passionate owner at the helm in the first place. Steve Jobs, Karl Benz, Richard Branson are names we all recognise.

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Five motivators for starting your own business

Posted: 17/08/2015

What makes the difference between an employee and an entrepreneur?

In a new book called “Just Like You”, more than 50 entrepreneurs from Oxfordshire puzzled out the question: “what motivated you to start a company?”

The answers are diverse, but five key reasons for starting your own business emerged. 

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Oxfordshire Social Responsibility Network Grows

Posted: 31/05/2016

Oxfordshire Business First has been very pleased to support the launch and establishment of Reciprocate - an opportunity for responsible businesses to learn from each other when it comes to CSR, social impact and charitable giving.

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Strategic Economic Plan 2016 published by LEP

Posted: 13/09/2016

Oxfordshire's Local Enterprise Partnership have published the third iteration of the Strategic Economic Plan 2016. The SEP can be downloaded from the link below.…/strategic-economic-plan

This version of the SEP will now be considered by all the Oxfordshire local authorities at their Cabinet and Executive meetings, and by the OxLEP Board, the Skills Board and the Oxfordshire Growth Board during the autumn months.

A final version of the SEP will be published and launched in November.

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New training events for Life Sciences industry.

Posted: 13/12/2016

OBN has announced the launch of BioLearn™, its rejuvenated programme of training events for anyone working within the Life Sciences industry. Four different courses presented at differing convenient locations and on varying dates throughout the year.

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Posted: 13/02/2017

We're now recruiting for the 3rd FAB Accelerator which will start April 24th.

Open to individuals and teams from all backgrounds and sectors, FAB combines weekly evening classes covering key startup business topics, each delivered by expert speakers and special guests, with regular 1-to-1 sessions with expert business mentors.

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