Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Grow your business today with the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

€2,500 grant and advice available


Irish consumers spend €850,000 an hour online, 24 hours a day, every day. While many small businesses have a web presence, less than one in four is actually trading online. With nearly 90% of Irish consumers using the internet to research and buy products and services, not having a trading online presence is a missed opportunity.

Irish small businesses need to be part of the online conversation. Customers are looking for brands they trust, as well as products and services of quality and value.

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is a Government initiative to assist small businesses to trade online.

Operated through the national network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices, the scheme offers a financial incentive of up to €2,500 (subject to match funding), along with training, mentoring and networking support.

If you have a small business, with 10 or fewer employees and less than €2m in revenue, that has little or no capacity to trade online, call your Local Enterprise Office Cavan today.

Over 2,000 small businesses have benefitted so far, and rollout of the scheme continues nationwide.

  • Benefit from expert advice and peer-to-peer support available
  • Halve the cost developing your online trade capacity [50% grant available, up to a maximum €2,500]
  • Increase your sales by on average 20%
  • Boost sales leads by over 80%
  • Increase your business exports – 3 in 5 export for the first time.

Application Forms can be downloaded here

Applications should be submitted to LEO Cavan by email or by post.

For queries or to discuss eligibility or a potential application please contact us.

Tel:        049 4377200

Email:    localenterprise@cavancoco.ie

Post:      Local Enterprise Office Cavan

               Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre

               Dublin Rd

               Cavan


Here’s what Cavan business owner, Martin Kennedy of Agridirect, Ballyconnell, (supplier of products to the farming and agricultural sector), who availed of the scheme has to say:

“In the last year online traffic to our website has doubled and we are currently experiencing 100% growth from last year with our online sales. To facilitate this, we are building a dedicated team around Agridirect Online and we have taken on two additional employees this year. We are reaching a wider customer base bringing significant growth to our business which we would not have seen without our online trading presence. Trading online has transformed us from a local business to a national business. We are now supplying customers in all parts of Ireland and by working with a good courier service we can provide our customers with next day delivery anywhere in Ireland. We are also now looking forward to building an international customer base and increasing our product range. We have already achieved some exports to UK & France and these are markets we are currently looking at exploiting more in the second half of 2016.” (www.agridirect.ie)

 

Case Study: Agri-direct Agriculture

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