Grant available to Irish Small Businesses. Grow your business with help from the Trading Online Voucher this Government grant scheme, is 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.
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.
To qualify for the scheme, businesses must have:
Limited online trading presence
No more than 10 employees
Less than €2m in turnover
Be trading for at least 12 months
Be located in the region of the local enterprise office to whom you are applying.
Over 2,000 businesses, just like yours, have already benefitted from the scheme. Don’t get left behind. Your Local Enterprise Office can help and support you throughout the process. Voucher numbers are limited so contact them 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.
The first port of call for any small business thinking of developing their trading online capacity is to contact their LEO.
Free Half Day Training
The Trading Online Voucher also includes a free half day training on the Voucher and how to apply. The training also cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide on what trading online options, are right for your business.
At iWebDesign we have helped businesses through the process of getting the grant and getting a new website. We can help with the purchase of online advertising of which the grant will cover up to 30% and your digital online strategy. We also provide training on how to get the best out of your grant and how to get the best out of your new website / online shop.