With 76% of all SMEs being sole traders, and nearly 81% employing less than 10, there is a significant amount of economic and job creation potential to be realised.
GetSet is our innovative service for small businesses who have the opportunity and ambition to grow, but who need some focused, high quality support and/or investment readiness to enable them to access finance, to unlock and achieve their potential.
The GetSet programmes addresses the two biggest barriers facing SMEs across the UK and Europe: business development (sales and marketing) and finance. It is delivered through a combination of Growth Programmes, 1:1 professional advisor support and workshops in which over 5,000 businesses have participated to date. It provides quantifiable and tangible benefits in strategic and management skills, business growth planning and capacity, finance raised, turnover, profitability and competitiveness.
Clients usually have a range of support needs, from accessing finance and hiring new people to developing new products and entering new markets. The service helps these businesses achieve sustainable growth by creating or strengthening their marketing and sales strategies, either in tandem or as a standalone service – increasing their knowhow and confidence and helping create the tactical plans needed for building effective sales pipelines that generate more money from more customers.
Our fully funded flagship service launched in Cornwall in 2013 thanks to ERDF and Convergence, and since then we’ve also successfully delivered services in Bournemouth and East London thanks to the support of J.P. Morgan, as well as being selected as a national delivery partner of the Regional Delivery Fund (RGF), supporting businesses in the East of England, Solent, West Midlands and the West and South West of England. The fully funded GetSet programme is currently available in Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
For more information, visit the GetSet website, or to find out how a GetSet service can help you meet your local or organisational goals, contact us on 0800 917 9881.