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We know this is a time of unprecedented change and we’re all having to come to terms with living and working in a different way.

At GetSet for Growth, we’re still very much open for business. We’ve moved all our training programmes online, so that we can continue to help people realise their dream of running their own business.

We’ve had quite a few questions over the last week, so we’ve put together some information that we think might help:

What is GetSet for Growth?

GetSet for Growth is tailored specifically for growing businesses, informed by the experience of working with over 15,000 businesses over the last decade, and our own direct experiences of the challenges that come with sustaining, growing and scale.

Many of our team of finance, business and marketing experts have run their own businesses too, as well as having first class professional expertise in their disciplines.

For us, it’s all about making an impact – GetSet is proven to deliver quantifiable and tangible benefits to the businesses we support, including improved strategic and management skills, increased turnover and profitability, enhanced business growth planning and capacity, finance raised and greater competitiveness

So how does it work, now social distancing means we are unable to go out?

Our face-to-face sessions and workshops are now available online. You still join up at the same date and time and we’ll email you a link to give you access.

The session will be run by one of our Business Advisors who are all now working from home.  You’ll still get the chance to interact, have discussions and ask questions about what you are learning.

I’ve got lots of time at home at the moment. Is GetSet for Growth something that would be useful?

Building a successful business is about effective strategy and tactics, finding more profitable customers, managing working capital and accessing growth finance, taking risks, hiring great people and focusing everything on satisfying your customers’ needs and wants.

GetSet brings high quality professional resources to your business, providing invaluable commercial insights, knowledge, and flexible, practical support, and a wealth of first hand experience to help grow your bottom line.

Do I need a decent broadband speed and a good computer?

We’re using Zoom webinar system, so you will need some kind of desktop, laptop or tablet and it should work with most internet connections. If you have any problems getting access, we should be able to help you over the phone.

How do I join the online sessions?

When you sign up to GetSet for Growth we’ll email you a link to join our online sessions. You’ll also get a personal Business Advisor who will keep in touch via email, phone and Skype to offer practical support and guidance.

Isn’t now a risky time to be thinking about running your own business?

We don’t believe so! Out of this crisis will come new ways of working and new ways of doing business. There will be demand for new and innovative products and services that don’t exist right now. By preparing for that now you’ll be ready to make the most of these opportunities when the time is right.

Why should I choose GetSet for Growth?

Since GetSet launched in 2013, we’ve supported over 6,000 UK businesses across the country, who collectively turnover £1.5 billion!

Signing up to GetSet for Growth programme mean you’ll get access to our complete tried and tested programme; it will just be via webinar.

You also have free access to our e-learning programme GrowSmart which combines a series of interactive learning modules, with a comprehensive and continuously growing resource library full of quality, in-depth articles and guides, all focused on helping SMEs acquire the knowledge and skills needed to grow their businesses.

Completion of the learning modules, equivalent to a 10-day learning programme, results in the automatic generation of growth, marketing and financial plans. Users can come and go from the platform when it suits them, 24/7.

How do I sign up?

Get in touch using the contact details on the programme page and we will arrange for one of our Business Advisors to give you a call for a friendly chat.

Between them, they’ve got many years of experience running their own businesses and are there to give really practical advice and support.

Find out more

We hope that out of this crisis will come a new generation of entrepreneurs creating products and working in ways we never could have imagined just a few weeks ago.

Stay safe and we hope you’ll join us to be part of this movement.