With the trend ever increasing towards online spending it is estimated that only 23% of small Irish businesses are engaged in any meaningful way in e-Commerce sales.
For businesses employing less than ten people this percentage could be even lower. It is now believed that of online purchases made in Ireland that 70% of these are done in overseas markets.
Trading Online Voucher Scheme – up to €2,500 grant available
Businesses need to recognise this growing trend and start to look at how they can use this to their advantage! Many Local Enterprise Offices are still delivering the Trading Online Voucher Programme to Irish business to help them take the step forward.
To avail of a voucher you must attend an Information seminar, where attendees will be informed of the purpose of the scheme and how best to use and get value from the application of the voucher.
Over 2,000 businesses, just like yours, have already benefitted from the scheme. Don’t get left behind. Voucher numbers are limited so contact your Local Enterprise Office today for more information and application details.
Businesses that participated in the scheme reported that, on average they saw their sales increase by 20%, with an 80% jump in sales leads and 3 in 5 exporting for the first time.
For many businesses, the question is not whether to trade online, it’s how to start. At least 2,000 small businesses have found answers to that question and a helping hand to take that step through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Some of them are your competitors.
These vouchers will help you:-
Grow your business with help from this Government grant scheme, designed to assist small businesses. It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.
Making informed decisions is vital for all business, so the free help and training provided by your local enterprise office puts you in a position to decide what is best for your business.
Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 50% can make the investment very affordable for many small businesses out there.
Some upcoming training events:
Dublin City: 4th August – Book Here>
Donegal: 24th August 2016 – Book Here>
Limerick: 1st Sept 2016 – Book Here