The Local Enterprise Board (LEO) are aiming to help 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.
Minister Denis Naughten has selected Roscommon town as the location for the first in a series of regional trading online workshops for business owners planned to take place across the country over the next 12 months. On Monday 10th October, Minister Naughten and his officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in partnership with Local Enterprise Office Roscommon, will host a workshop for local businesses at the Abbey Hotel. This is a free half day event starting at 10am and running until 2:30pm which is open to businesses who want to learn more about trading online. Online booking for this event available here.
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.
Information sessions 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.
To qualify for the scheme, businesses must have:
- no more than 10 employees;
- less than €2m in turnover;
- be trading for at least 12 months and
- be located in the region of the local enterprise office to whom they are applying.
(additional T&Cs apply).
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 us 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.