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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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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New series of responsible business seminars launched

Posted: 19/06/2017

BITC is running a series of webinars on different topics under the responsible business umbrella that we hope will be of interest and relevant to you. We do hope that you will be able to participate in one or more of these webinars which are designed to help businesses share best practice and experience in doing better by doing good.

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Posted: 04/09/2017

Oxford’s accelerator programme for ambitious entrepreneurs and startups - FAB - has proved very successful with 13 companies in the third and latest group taking part in the 12-week boot camp since its launch last year. 

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Tech not taxes to tackle traffic

Posted: 06/11/2017

Plans for a set of unnecessary taxes may just grind local businesses to a halt and clog the roads with companies leaving for greener, more economically savvy places.

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How the Big Gig Helped Education charity SOFEA

Posted: 11/03/2018

SOFEA is an education charity, providing skills, work experience and therapeutic support to about 100 disadvantaged teenagers each year in a working social enterprise. Faced with the fundamental question of "how do we grow", they turned to Oxfordshire Business First for some help through the Big Gig innovation events.

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How the BIG Gig helped my business: Renée Watson, The Curiosity Box

Posted: 29/03/2018

Renée Watson is the founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box. The Curiosity Box gives children, and their grown-ups, seriously fun experiences of science by delivering boxes of hands-on science, tech, engineering and maths activities and experiments to their home. Curiosity Box is the UK’s first science subscription box for families and is 1.5 years old. Renée took part in The BIG Gig in January 2017.

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OIBC Moves Here

Posted: 11/05/2018

If you visited the Oxfordshire International Business Club (OIBC) webpage, you've been redirected here

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Please read our Privacy Policy

Posted: 21/05/2018

This is Oxfordshire Business First Limited’s privacy notice. We are a not-for-profit business network bringing the best business people together to share knowledge and experience.

Oxfordshire Business First Limited (“Oxordshire Business First”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

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