29 Aug Trading Online Voucher Scheme for Small Irish Businesses
This scheme is targeted at businesses with the following profile:
- Limited Online Trading presence
- Less than 10 employees
- Turnover less than €2m
- Applicant business must be registered and trading for at least 12 months
- Business must be located in one of the pilot areas under this phase of the scheme
Trading online is not only a big opportunity for small businesses; it is more and more becoming an essential part of business strategy. “With a little help and some financial support we can ensure that these businesses benefit as a result” according to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The voucher scheme is an initiative under the National Digital Strategy, published in July 2013. Research published then as part of the Strategy indicated that digital contributed 4.4% to Ireland’s GDP in 2012 and is supporting up to 95,000 jobs. The digital part of the economy in Ireland is growing at 16% per year – that is just over 5 times the rate of growth of the rest of the economy.
Local Enterprise Office Tipperary will meet with all applicants to determine their needs and develop a web strategy in advance of granting the voucher.
For an application form and brochure please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view and download the Trading Online Voucher Application Form.