Upcoming events

As an alternative to our consultancy, project work, tactical execution and individual coaching services outlined here, you might like to join one of our upcoming Growth Tracks created to address the most common growth challenges at different stages of the journey and different sectors. You can book on the first session of each track directly.

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

A practical collaborative masterclass that will help bring your vision to life! You may be looking to grow your business but you're not quite sure how to do it. Don't worry this is normal! This highly-focused masterclass will help you develop a tangible go-to market plan.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

to be confirmed, Solihull

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Marketing Personas: Profiling is not Just for Criminals

As a business, understanding who you want to sell your product or services to is ground zero; the most important part of building an effective marketing plan. Within this session, we’ll look at research methods to perform online and offline, the right questions to ask from your existing or future customers and how to build a customer persona complete with motivations, hopes, interests, problems and gains. All invaluable tools for building a relevant brand and picking the right channels to talk about it. Profiling is not just for criminals!

Thursday, 28 September 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

to be confirmed, Dudley

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Know Your Customer Acquisition Cost

As a business, understanding who you want to sell your product or services to is the starting point; considered to be the most important part of building an effective marketing plan. Establishing the Cost of Customer Acquisition then becomes critical in establishing viability and understanding the efficacy of your marketing strategy. This masterclass takes you through techniques to identify costs associated in convincing a potential customer to buy your products or services. This is an interactive intensive session aimed at ambitious businesses looking to grow through increasing sales, increasing market penetration and increasing profits. The masterclass will include a short session on finance options and grant availability.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

GetSet Midlands,
21.20 Alpha Works ,
Alpha Tower ,
Birmingham,
B1 1TT

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1000 Trades Business Networking

Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. A fabulous opportunity to make valuable connections. This is a fun, friendly and free event on the first Thursday of every month. Occasional guest speakers and sponsors - see Ian, Clare or Kathy for details.

Finance for growth, grants and R&D tax credits - sponsored by Bibby Financial Services

Are you thinking of applying for additional finance for your business but puzzled by all the different options available? This workshop aims to demystify the different finance types and the funding process, exploring loans, crowdfunding, equity finance, invoice discounting and more. There will be a particular emphasis on HMRC's R&D tax relief scheme where it is estimated that there is as much as £480 million that could be claimed by UK businesses! We will show you how you can claim R&D tax credits.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alpha Works,
Alpha Tower,
Birmingham,
B1 1TT

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Networking is fun, friendly and fantastic

Networking is a fun, friendly and fantastic way for you to give your business an immediate boost. This event will include a presentation to provide you with practical tips to get the most from your networking opportunities and help you achieve your business objectives. There will also be an opportunity for you to get some 1:1 advice, as well as the options of "pay-it-forward" and a speed networking session. This is a smiling and sharing approach rather than telling and selling! 

Branding masterclass taking your business to the next level

What does your brand say about your business? This engaging workshop looks at using a businesses’ brand as  part of a wider marketing strategy to take the business to the next level. We cover tone of voice, brand management and positioning within different marketplaces. We also look at the relevance of the brand in new markets as the business grows.

Birmingham Updates: Native Advertising and the power of engaging social media

This masterclass covers branding, social media and the difference between content marketing and native advertising - in around 2 hours! It is an opportunity to hear from Oliver Hills one of the driving forces behind the phenomenon that is Birmingham Updates - a local business with more than 480,000 followers and a weekly reach exceeding 1.2 million. Started way back in 2011 Birmingham Updates provides authentic content that hits the mark with customer engagement. This is an essential event for anyone interested in the ever-changing face of social media or simply the Birmingham business landscape. The masterclass will begin wth GetSet's Clare McKee providing an overview of social media and its relevance to growing businesses moving on to the story of Birmingham Updates emerging from the riots of 2011 to claim a place in the hearts of Brummies. There will be an opportunity for Q&As and networking.

Grow your business to the next level

A practical collaborative masterclass that will help bring your vision to life! You may be looking to grow your business but you're not quite sure how to do it. Don't worry this is normal! This highly-focused masterclass will help you develop a tangible go-to market plan.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

to be confirmed, Coventry

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Recruitment, Employee Relationships, HR, Compliance

A masterclass that will provide practical help. It will look at recruitment and the pitfalls to avoid, as well as the wider employment relationship; the importance of establishing clear policies and good practice. Legislation and compliance are also covered, as well as flagging upcoming changes that will impact on your business. This masterclass is essential for ensuring your growing business is properly prepared. The content will be provided by expert external consultants supported by a GetSet Director. 

How to generate leads from your social media - sponsored by Bibby Financial Services

As a business, understanding who you want to sell your product or services to is ground zero; the most important part of building an effective marketing plan. Within this session, we’ll look at research methods to perform online and offline, the right questions to ask from your existing or future customers and how to build a customer persona complete with motivations, hopes, interests, problems and gains. All invaluable tools for building a relevant brand and picking the right channels to talk about it. Profiling is not just for criminals!

1000 Trades Business Networking

Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. A fabulous opportunity to make valuable connections. This is a fun, friendly and free event on the first Thursday of every month. Occasional guest speakers and sponsors - see Ian, Clare or Kathy for details.

Financing the growth of your business sponsored by Bibby Financial Services

Are you thinking of applying for additional finance for your business but puzzled by all the different options available? This workshop aims to demystify the different finance types and the funding process, exploring loans, crowdfunding, equity finance, invoice discounting and more. 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grand Station,
Sun Street,
Wolverhampton,
WV10 OBF

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Calculating the cost of Customer Acquisition

As a business, understanding who you want to sell your product or services to is the starting point; considered to be the most important part of building an effective marketing plan. Establishing the Cost of Customer Acquisition then becomes critical in establishing viability and understanding the efficacy of your marketing strategy. This masterclass takes you through techniques to identify costs associated in convincing a potential customer to buy your products or services. This is an interactive intensive session aimed at ambitious businesses looking to grow through increasing sales, increasing market penetration and increasing profits. The masterclass will include a short session on finance options and grant availability.

Thursday, 9 November 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

to be confirmed, Worcester

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Branding and Sales for Non-Sales People

What does your brand say about your business? This engaging workshop looks at using a businesses’ brand as  part of a wider marketing strategy to take the business to the next level. We cover tone of voice, brand management and positioning within different marketplaces. We also look take an overview of sales for non-sales people bringing the brand into sharp focus on delivering more sales.

Financing rapidly growing businesses - Sponsored by Pay4

Are you thinking of applying for additional finance for your business but puzzled by all the different options available? This workshop aims to demystify the different finance types and the funding process, exploring loans, crowdfunding, equity finance, invoice discounting and innovative cash flow solutions. This will be a practical session identifying the best options for your business.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

tba, Birmingham

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Financing for manufacturers - Sponsored by Pay4

Are you a manufacturing business thinking of applying for additional finance? This workshop reviews the different finance types and the funding process, exploring loans, crowdfunding, equity finance, invoice discounting and innovative cash flow solutions. The workshop will have a session dedicated to grants for manufacturing businesses and how to leverage the support provided.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

tba, Birmingham

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FD updates - grants and borrowing for growth - Sponsored by Pay4

This sponsored workshop is ideal for Managing Directors and Finance Directors in growing SMEs and is particularly appropriate for those businesses with a turnover of £2m and above. The workshop aims to go through the different finance types and the funding process, exploring loans, crowdfunding, equity finance, invoice discounting and innovative cash flow solutions. Grants will also be covered and we will provide  some useful tips and guidance on how to apply.

Thursday, 7 December 2017
10:00 am – 12 noon

tba, Birmingham

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1000 Trades Business Networking

Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. A fabulous opportunity to make valuable connections. This is a fun, friendly and free event on the first Thursday of every month. Occasional guest speakers and sponsors - see Ian, Clare or Kathy for details.