Online Trading Voucher Available for Your Ecommerce Website
If you are a small business in the New Ross or Wexford area and can meet some specific criteria you may be qualified to receive a grant of €2,500 to help you to start your online business! The Online Trading Voucher can be used for things like building an e-commerce website, digital marketing, building your online presence, getting your website up and running and other online-focused activities. Over 2000 small businesses have already taken advantage of the programme and are reporting great success. Businesses that have taken advantage of the programme report a 20% increase in sales and an 80% increase in sale leads. 3 out of 5 businesses that are participating in the scheme have reported that they are exporting goods for the first time! This scheme can be a game changer for your business.
Why Is the Government Giving Out Grants?
The goal is to help small businesses just like yours to grow and thrive within the online community. Reaching a wider audience to trade with, requires that you consider points beyond your brick and mortar store, trading online is the solution. For many business owners, it is not whether they want to trade online it is getting started that they struggle with. This scheme is meant to help business owners have the funding that they need to invest in a professional company that can help them to develop and navigate online.
What Do You Have to Do?
The first thing you should do to take part in this scheme is to determine your businesses eligibility using the following criteria:
- You cannot have more than 10 employees
- Your business cannot have more than €2m in sales
- You must be in business for at least 12 months
- You must apply at the enterprise office that handles your local region
There are a few other caveats that you can learn about when you apply but if you can meet the minimum criteria above then you should apply. This scheme can be a great way to get your online business off the ground. Once you have your grant you will be able to work with Brand Nova Digital to get your online and start to grow your business! This is a great opportunity to greatly increase your sales and the potential for growth is exponential. Get your application form today before the programme ends. If you need more information or help in filling out your application form contact us 051 421884 and we will take you through the steps!