Starting a Successful Business (Online)

Overview

This course is designed to give you practical advice on starting a successful business. 

The tutors are expert consultants from Oxentia, Oxford’s Global Innovation Management Consultancy.

Oxentia has a wealth of experience in setting up and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises around the world.

The course will be broken down into four sessions, each one taking you through the essentials of starting your own successful business.

Programme details

Session 1 – The Why

(Monday 19 April 2021)

1. Understanding your personal ‘why’ to start a business

2. Purpose vs profit motivations

    -- Break (5 minutes) --

3. Entrepreneurial skills and characteristics

4. Importance of self-management as an entrepreneur

Session 2 – The Process Element (Basic Components)

(Wednesday 21 April 2021)

1. The lean start up methodology

2. Importance of experimentation, iteration and failure

    -- Break (5 minutes) --

3. Money matters

Session 3 – The Process Element (Advanced Components)

(Monday 26 April 2021)

1. Business structures

2. Securing a competitive advantage

    -- Break (5 minutes) --

3. Growth and exit strategies

Session 4 – The Human Element

(Wednesday 28 April 2021)

1. Building, managing and leading teams

2. Value of mentors and networks

    -- Break (5 minutes) --

3. Complexities of communication

Dates, Times and Delivery:

The Starting a Successful Business (Online) course will run over two weeks, from 19 - 28 April 2021, on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Each session will be two hours, including a 5-minute break between some of the topics.

These live video sessions will be held at 11:30 – 13:30 (UK time) on:

  • Monday 19 and 26 April
  • Wednesday 21 and 28 April

A world clock, and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D

This is a ‘virtual classroom’ course.

To replicate the experience of a classroom, the sessions are ‘live’ and are not recorded.

No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.

Certification

Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford electronic certificate of attendance. 

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

You will be required to attend all of the live sessions on the course in order to be considered for an attendance certificate. 

Fees

Description Costs
Course Fee £395.00

Payment

Fees include electronic copies of course materials.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required

Tutor

Oxentia Ltd

The Oxentia Team

Oxentia is the global innovation management and technology commercialisation consultancy that started its life as an operating division within the world-leading technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation. 

Oxentia is a key component of Oxford’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

Since 2004, Oxentia has delivered innovation services to a worldwide customer base of public and private sector clients in over 80 countries. 

Application

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.

IT requirements

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.