Supporting Dorset Businesses through GetSet for Growth

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service offering fully funded support to help ambitious small businesses achieve their growth potential, thanks to funding from the Regional Growth Fund.

What does GetSet aim to achieve?

The service focuses on addressing the two biggest barriers and challenges to SME growth – access to markets and access to money. Their team of finance and marketing experts support eligible clients through a fully funded programme of workshops, master classes, one to one expert advice and coaching, helping to:

  • Validate different market opportunities for growth
  • Improve business plans and financial propositions
  • Up-skill and improve confidence of local business leaders
  • Create investment-ready SMEs which are better able to secure finance and create new jobs within the region

Who is the service backed by?

YTKO has been helping businesses of all sizes and from all sectors unlock their growth potential for over 30 years, helping clients raise in excess of £40 million. Through a range of award-winning services across the country, YTKO has supported the creation of over 4,700 new jobs and 4,300 businesses since 2009. They were recently awarded Regional Growth Funding from the Government to scale their GetSet for Growth service, currently being successfully delivered in Cornwall, Bournemouth and London.

GetSet for Growth focuses on addressing the two biggest barriers and challenges to SME growth – access to markets and access to money. Its highly tailored support is delivered through small peer group workshops and one to one sessions with both market and finance experts. The programme helps validate market opportunities for growth, improves business plans and financial propositions and up-skills business leaders, creating investment ready SMEs who are better able to secure finance and create new jobs.

Where can you find out more?

Over 1,000 UK businesses have already benefited from GetSet’s support and 98% who apply for finance afterwards are successful. GetSet are actively looking to support digital media, technology and engineering businesses. For more information about GetSet and to see how they could help your business visit www.getsetforgrowth.com

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